Frederick Count Grand Jury Indicts Two Teenagers For 1st-Degree Murder

Both are charged with killing a Hagerstonw girl.


Cartnail                                                                 Lobaugh


Frederick, Md (KM)  Two Frederick teenagers have been indicted for the murder of a Hagerstown girl last month.

Grand Jurors on Friday charged Richard Eugene Cartnail, Jr.,  16, and Caliyah Dawn-Ann Lobaugh, 14, with 1st-degree murder, conspiracy to commit 1st-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a person under 21. Cartnail  was  also indicted for use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence;  and  Lobaugh is charged with being an accessory after the fact in a 1st-degree murder.

The two were arrested last week  for the death of Tykerria Katherine Dawson, 17. Her body was  found in a wooded area off of a hiking trail behind Briargrove Court  in the Farmbrook community. Investigators say she had injuries.

12 other indictments were returned by the Grand Jury on Friday. Those cases now move to Circuit Court where trial dates will be scheduled.

Prosecutors say indictments are not a finding of guilt, and all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


By Kevin McManus