Westminster man accused of firing shotgun in parking lot...

Carroll Digest

February 17, 2002

Westminster man accused of firing shotgun in parking lot

A Westminster man was released without bail Friday after being charged in connection with the firing of a shotgun in a Lineboro church parking lot Thursday night, according to Maryland State Police.

Karl Jason Prodoehl, 18, of the 1100 block of Singer Drive was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment after the 9 p.m. incident in the parking lot of Lazarus Church of Christ on South Church Street, according to police and court records. Two shotguns and a rifle were seized during the arrest.

Witnesses said a man took a shotgun from the bed of a pickup and fired three rounds - two in the air and one in the direction of a Lineboro woman and her brother, according to police. Prodoehl had gone to the woman's home before the altercation in the church parking lot, police said. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Insurance office burglarized; cash stolen

A small amount of cash was reported taken in a burglary at a West Main Street insurance agency, Westminster police said.

The break-in at R.C. Hoy Insurance Agency at West Main and John streets was reported about 9 a.m. Friday, said Capt. Randy Barnes, a police spokesman. He did not say how much money was taken.

The building also houses offices and apartments, but no other doors had been tampered with and no witnesses were found, Barnes said. City police ask anyone with information about the case to call 410-848-4646.

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