Three Hagerstown residents who police allege forced their way into a Chestnut Street home at gunpoint Tuesday night have been charged with burglary and other counts, city police said.
Jeremy Gundy, 19, of 128 Ray St., and Richard Glenn Arvin III, 30, and Sadie Harvey, 24, both of 127 Ray St., were charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to Hagerstown police Lt. Tom Langston.
Langston said all three were being held Wednesday in the Washington County Detention Center.
The amount of their bonds was not immediately available.
Police Chief Arthur Smith said the incident was not a typical home invasion because the alleged assailants were not after money.
"This wasn’t a robbery," Smith said. "It was just a dispute that was going on all day."
Smith said the trouble came to a head at about 8:20 p.m., when, he alleged, Gundy, Arvin and Harvey went to the victim’s house at 544 Chestnut St. and kicked in the door.
Both parties pointed guns at each other until the three left, Smith said. The victim, whose name was not released by police, identified the suspects to police, who went to Ray Street and waited for them to get home, he said.
"Patrol actually got there before they got home," Smith said. "It was a fairly unusual situation. I don’t know why they thought they could do this and this guy wouldn’t call the police."
Smith said officers wanted to question at least two more people in connection with the incident.
Chestnut Street runs parallel to Maryland Avenue on the south end of Hagerstown.