Suspect in shooting is held on attempted murder charge

A 50-year-old Taneytown man was being held on $200,000 bail after he was charged Wednesday with the attempted first-degree murder of his former girlfriend.

William Richard Bollinger, of the first block of E. Baltimore St., remained in the Carroll County Detention Center after a bail-review hearing yesterday.


Other charges lodged by state police after the shooting of Faye Virginia Glass, 34, are assault with intent to murder, assault, battery, and breaking and entering at the victim's house in the 6300 block of Keysville Road.

Mr. Bollinger surrendered to Carroll Sheriff John H. Brown on Wednesday.


George W. Mathias of Hanover, Pa., a friend of Mr. Bollinger, told police Mr. Bollinger walked into his house Wednesday, shouting his name to identify himself.

Mr. Mathias said, in court documents filed late Wednesday, that Mr. Bollinger appeared to be upset. He began talking, then stopped and asked, "Would you drive me to the police barracks?"

Ms. Glass, the mother of two young girls who had left their Keymar home for school shortly before the shooting, remained in fair and stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday, according to a spokeswoman.

When Taneytown police officer Paul Wingate, the first officer on the scene, found the woman on the kitchen floor about 8:30 a.m., she told him, "My ex-boyfriend beat me up," he reported.

However, he said, that didn't explain the large amount of blood around the woman, who was dressed in a nightgown and robe.

Officer Wingate said he asked the woman, who was lapsing in and out of consciousness, about the blood and she replied, "He shot me."

The officer asked who shot her, and she answered, "William Richard Bollinger; he lives in Taneytown," according to court documents.

Ms. Glass' gunshot wound in the upper left chest, above the heart, appeared to be from a small-caliber handgun, possibly a .22, police said.