Man faces assault, firearm charge after incident that began at party
Posted: March 5, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A local man was granted bond Monday after allegedly shooting at two men Sunday following an argument at a party over the volume of the music.
Jared Michael Conlon, 25, of the 800 block of Refuge Church Road, is charged with three counts of attempted malicious wounding, three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, assault and battery and reckless handling of a firearm.
He appeared via video Monday in Frederick County General District Court, where he was granted a $25,000 secured bond.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, Frederick County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 400 block of Ridgefield Avenue for a report of an assault.
One of the two victims had swelling to his right eye with a laceration under the eye, according to the report.
Both said that around midnight Saturday, they and Conlon were at a party at the same residence.
According to the complaint, one of the victims and Conlon got into an argument over the volume of the music — after which Conlon hit the victim in the face several times with a closed fist.
The victim allegedly fell against the wall, and when he did, Conlon allegedly continued to hit him in the face.
The other victim was able to pull Conlon off and asked him to leave the party.
Shortly after the incident, Conlon spoke with one of the victims over the phone and another argument ensued.
The two victims then went to Conlon’s house on Refuge Church Road. When they exited their vehicle, Conlon appeared on the second story deck of his home and all parties began to argue again.
According to the complaint, Conlon then pulled out a handgun and fired a round.
One of the victims ran back toward the vehicle and the other stood in the driveway area. Conlon pointed his gun at the second and shot three more times, the complaint states.
The two victims then left the scene in their vehicle.
The complaint states that the deputy executed a search warrant Sunday at Conlon’s residence and observed three spots that were consistent with a bullet striking gravel.
The deputy also located three .45 caliber handgun casings in the area of the deck, and inside the residence found a black holster and empty box of ammunition.
Conlon is expected back in court on the charges at 2:30 p.m. May 7.
Due to system complications at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Monday evening, jail officials could not say whether Conlon is still in jail.
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