Man charged with threatening apartment neighbors with gun

March 05, 1998

A Westminster man accused of threatening two neighbors with a pistol after he was asked to turn down loud music is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at Carroll County Detention Center.

Garland D. "Hank" Powers, 53, is charged with two counts each of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment and three weapons counts.

Charging documents said a woman living in a Sullivan Road apartment building went to a fellow resident's door to request that the music be turned down.

The woman said the man refused and yelled, drawing the attention of another neighbor in the building, the report said.

The resident re-entered his apartment and returned with a pistol, neighbors told police. He allegedly cocked the hammer, pointed it at them and said, "I'll blow your ear off," they said.

Police said they confronted the man, who told them to look under his mattress, where officers found an unloaded .44-caliber pistol. Neighbors said it was the same pistol used to threaten them.

Tennessee college choir to perform in Westminster

The Ladies of Lee, a touring choir from Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., will present a sacred concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Church of God.

The church is on Lucabaugh Mill Road off Route 27.

Information: 410-876-9192.


Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Westminster and Taneytown assisted Pleasant Valley at 5: 20 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a chimney fire in the 2100 block of Richardson Road.

Pub Date: 3/05/98

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