Man convicted in assault on ex-girlfriend's brother


A Hampstead man was found guilty yesterday of punching his former girlfriend's brother in October during an altercation at her family's home.

William W. Swartz, 27, could receive up to 18 months on the conviction for second-degree assault, under an agreement in which he pleaded not guilty to an agreed-upon statement of facts by Assistant State's Attorney Laura Kozlowski.

Officers from Hampstead and the Westminster state police barracks responded to the incident at the home in the 4300 block of White Oak Court. Swartz originally was charged with four counts of assault -- including pushing his then-pregnant girlfriend, Jennifer Henneman, 23, and fighting with her father, Harvey W. Perryman Jr. The police said Swartz was living in the house.

He was convicted yesterday of one count of assault on Henneman's brother, H. William Perryman III, of the Hampstead address, who was punched in the nose and required surgery, Kozlowski said.

Judge Luke K. Burns ordered a pre-sentence investigation before sentencing Aug. 24. Second-degree assault carries a maximum possible sentence of 10 years' imprisonment.

Hampstead man acquitted in assault of ex-girlfriend

A Hampstead man was acquitted Friday of assaulting a former girlfriend on Sept. 11, after a two-day jury trial in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Michael L. Hauck, 32, of the 1000 block of S. Main St., had been charged with attacking Penny L. Jones, 37, of the same Hampstead address.

Hauck contended at the time that Jones had consumed 25 drinks at a local bar and made up a story about being assaulted. Jones told the police that she and Hauck began arguing on their way home from the bar, she got out of the truck to walk home, and Hauck punched her until she passed out. She sustained a fractured nose and cheekbone, and facial lacerations.


Hampstead: Firefighters from Manchester and Arcadia in Baltimore County assisted Hampstead at 9: 25 p.m. Friday, responding to a house fire in the 2900 block of Route 482.

Lineboro: Firefighters from Manchester, Hampstead and Pleasant Hill in York County, Pa., assisted Lineboro at 10: 50 p.m. Friday, responding to a house fire in the 3200 block of Traceys Mill Road.

Hampstead: Firefighters responded at 12: 37 a.m. Monday to a fire alarm in the 1300 block of N. Main St. Units were out five minutes.

Pub Date: 5/05/98

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