16-year-old from Finksburg accused of pointing shotgun at girl's head

November 16, 2001|By Childs Walker | Childs Walker,SUN STAFF

A 16-year-old Finksburg boy remained in jail yesterday after he was accused of threatening a teen-age girl by holding a shotgun to her head.

Jason Dale Wickens of the 2800 block of Lawndale Road was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree assault and with attempting to intimidate a minor, court documents show. His bail was raised from $10,000 to $100,000 Wednesday at a bail review hearing in Carroll County District Court.

According to court documents, a girl was threatened with a 20-gauge shotgun to stop her from exposing a lie concocted by Wickens and a friend.

Police said the girl was threatened two days after the party at a home in the 2200 block of Old Westminster Pike. Wickens, co-defendant Joseph Michael Constantine, 18, and two teen-age girls were at the home. Wickens and Constantine were trying to formulate a story that would keep Constantine and an adult female, accused of providing vodka to the minors, out of trouble, police said.

One of the girls apparently did not want to corroborate the lie, police said, so Constantine retrieved the shotgun from his grandparents' room. Wickens is accused of taking the shotgun and pointing it at the girl's head, court documents show. "Dare me?" he asked Constantine, who was laughing, before putting the gun down, police said.

Constantine was charged with first- and second-degree assault and attempting to intimidate a minor. He posted bond on his $5,000 bail Tuesday and was released.

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