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Man charged with assault, false imprisonment for threat

Man charged with assault, false imprisonment for threat
Brian Michael Kirkner is charged with assault and false imprisonment for allegedly threatening a man who works for him with a stun gun and forcing him into his car to drive to a drug store to obtain a drug test. Full story (HANDOUT)

A Westminster man is charged with assault and false imprisonment for allegedly threatening a man who works for him with a stun gun and forcing him into his car to drive to a drug store to obtain a drug test.

Brian Michael Kirkner, 31, of the 200 block of Lodestone Court, is charged with armed robbery, assault, false imprisonment, concealing a dangerous weapon and theft, according to electronic court files.

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Taneytown Police were sent to a residence on Baltimore Street around 8 p.m. Thursday and met with two witnesses who said a man, later identified as Kirkner, approached their friend and pulled out a stun gun, according to charging documents.

The witnesses told police Kirkner allegedly demanded their friend get into his vehicle and go get a urine test from the drug store, according to the documents. Police determined Kirkner was the alleged victim's boss and suspected he may have been using drugs.

The alleged victim left with Kirkner and returned to the residence while the officer was there, according to the documents. He gave a written statement which said Kirkner ordered him into the car while allegedly threatening him with a stun gun and took him to the drug store.

Police watched surveillance video of the drug store and saw Kirkner enter around 8 p.m. and purchase a drug test, according to the documents.

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