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Man arrested after robbery at Gathersburg laser-tag facility


GATHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was arrested Tuesday in connection to an armed robbery at a laser tag facility in Gathersburg.

Police say the man robbed Shadowland Adventures on Quince Orchard Road sometime before 2 p.m.

While investigating the robbery at the scene, police noticed a man who fit the description for the subject and made an arrest.

The man apparently lives near Shadowland and returned to the scene of the robbery, according to police. He is in custody and facing charges in connection to the robbery.

Police say their investigation into the robbery is continuing.


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'Beer Pong Rapist' sentenced to 150 years in prison


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- The man dubbed the "Beer Pong Rapist" was sentenced Wednesday to 150 years in prison for sexually assaulting 5 different men he befriended at beer pong tournaments.

Joey Poindexter of Gaithersburg, Md. was convicted of those sexual assaults that police say took place over a two year period.Prosecutors presented evidence to the judge that there may be upwards of 25 more victims dating back nearly 10 years.

Poindexter was found guilty of eight counts of sexual assault stemming from incidents in 2011 and 2012. Police say he took videos and snapped pictures of these assaults.

Residents out after Gaithersburg apartment fire


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Several people were evacuated from an apartment complex in Gaithersburg after a fire late Wednesday morning.

According to Montgomery County Fire Spokesperson Pete Piringer, residents at a three-story building on North Summit Avenue were evacuated because of a kitchen fire on the first floor.

None of the evacuated occupants had serious injuries and the fire was under control in a short time.


Arrest made in Gaithersburg synagogue vandalism


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- An adult male was arrested Wednesday morning in connection to an act of vandalism at a synagogue in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police announced.

Sebastian D. Espinoza-Carranza, 18, of Gaithersburg, Md. was arrested after police brought him in for an interview.

On March 7 at approximately 2 a.m., the Shaare Torah Synagogue on Main Street was defaced with swastikas and other discriminatory messages, according to Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman.

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2 adults, 1 child with hypothermia after falling in lake


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two adults and one child have hypothermia after falling from a boat at Clopper Lake in Gaithersburg Saturday, according to Montgomery County Fire.

The incident occurred at 11900 Clopper Road in Gaithersburg, Md. Officials say crews assisted two adults and one child who fell into the water from a boat.

Crews launched two rescue boats and all victims made it out of the water, officials said.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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'Beer pong rapist' sentencing continued


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- The man dubbed the "Beer Pong Rapist" was expected to be sentenced Friday but the judge granted a continuance until April 15th.

Joey Poindexter of Gaithersburg, Md was scheduled to be sentenced after being found guilty of sexually assaulting four men he met at beer pong tournaments.

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The continuance was granted after some testimony in the sentencing proceeding. Poindexter's attorney requested a continuance and it was granted by the judge.

MD man sentenced for trying to hire hit man to kill girlfriend


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County judge sentenced a Gaithersburg man to 40 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his girlfriend. Thirty-seven-year-old Ndokey Peter Enow will serve 20 years, with the other 20 suspended. Andrea McCarren was in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down.

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Enow told the judge, "I'm very sorry, I was very sick," referring to his ongoing struggle with mental illness. He'd already confessed to trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of his child.