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Hagerstown Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Robbing Youths at Gunpoint

A Hagerstown man is behind bars after he allegedly robbed children of their Halloween candy at gunpoint last Thursday.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown man is behind bars after he allegedly robbed children of their Halloween candy at gunpoint last Thursday. 

According to court documents, Jayquon Wesley Carter, 19, of Gettysburg Way, along with two other males approached a group of five people ranging is age from 15 to 9-years-old in the 300 block of N. Potomac Street. Documents say Carter pulled out a gun and demanded their candy, while the other two stood and laughed. 

Two bags of candy were taken during the robbery, documents said. During the incident the group reported Carter took out a black 6-inch pistol from his waistband and showed it to the group, removing the magazine at one point, according to Washington County District Court Documents. 

One of the victims, who was 15-year-old, told police he knew one of the males who were standing by watching. Police were able to find that 14-year-old male at his home on North Locust Street, and was identified. According to documents, the teen told police he was with Carter that night and another on N. Potomac Street and said he heard Carter say to the group "Give me your bag," but said he did not see Carter with a gun. 

Carter was identified in a photo line up, according to court documents. He was in court on Monday for a bond review hearing, where Judge Terry A. Myers declined to lower his $50,000 bond. 

Since the incident on October 31, 2013 no weapon has been found. Carter is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 26, 2013 Tuesday morning. 

*Booking photo of Carter to come. 



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