It was a rainy day as Jayquon Carter appeared in court for his preliminary hearing. Judge Terry Myers found probable cause to move the case from district to circuit court.
"Essentially the case would then just proceed as any other court date, as any other court case would within in the circuit court since there were felonies that are involved the district doesn't actually have jurisdiction to hear those particular counts," said Sarah Mollet-Gaumer, assistant state attorney.
Hagerstown Police Detective Jason Ackerman, who interviewed the teens, said Carter and two other males approached the group on the 300 block of
The State Attorney's Office said they anticipate filing a criminal information, which is the charging document officially moving the case to circuit court.
"That's essentially the charging document in circuit court and after that point a trial date will be set. Any preliminary motion that the state or defense would file those would be filed and the case would proceed in the usual course," said Mollet-Gaumer.
Both the defense and state attorneys said this is an ongoing case and WHAG will keep you updated as court dates are set and we learn more information.