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August 2013 Archives

Maryland man convicted for Family Dollar robbery

A verdict was laid down Aug. 19 against the man accused of robbing a Fairland Family Dollar with a pellet gun in Nov. 2012. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison according to a statement from the Montgomery County State Attorney's office. This includes concurrent sentences of 15 years for armed robbery and 10 years each for two counts of second-degree assault that occurred during the robbery. He was found not guilty on two counts of first-degree assault, according to court records.

Maryland man charged for jogger's death

A Maryland man has been charged with the death of a 32-year-old jogger who was allegedly murdered on popular trail. According to the report, the man's vehicle was identified after police discovered a security video that showed that the man's car had been in the parking lot when the homicide allegedly took place.

Singer's sons allegedly involved in fight

1980s music fans in Maryland are watching after John Mellencamp's two sons allegedly engaged in a fight at the end of July. On Aug. 16, the younger of the singer's sons surrendered himself on felony charges. The 18-year-old was allegedly involved in an assault but released on bond. His 19-year-old brother also faces the same charges but had not yet surrendered himself as of Aug. 16. A third person, the son of a college basketball coach, is also supposedly involved.

Maryland teen accused of taxi robbery pleads guilty

On Aug. 8, a 19-year-old Columbia resident pleaded guilty to armed robbery and conspiracy arising out of an incident that occurred in March. Three other teens, ages 16 and 17, were accused of the alleged attempted murder of a taxi driver. All four of the accused individuals were attending Oakland Mills High School at the time.

Female Maryland duo held after thefts from car

Two women were taken into custody after police received reports that they were breaking into a car in a mall parking lot and stealing items from the vehicle. The duo was charged with various theft crimes, and one of the women was also held on six outstanding warrants.

Appellant's inclusion on sex offender registry unconstitutional

A Maryland man became the first to mount a success appeal to get his name removed from the sex offender registry. Last month, the appellant, filing as John Doe, argued that his inclusion on the sex offender's list was unconstitutional because the registry did not exist until 1995, 12 years after he committed his crimes in 1983. The court agreed that this was retroactive punishment that is not allowed under state law, and Doe's name and arrest photo were removed from the registry. As a result of this ruling, as many as 2,000 of the 8,000 names on the state registry could now be eligible for possible removal.

Former nursing home administrator charged with theft and fraud

Two years after surrendering his professional license amid theft allegation, a 48-year-old former Maryland nursing home administrator has been indicted on 12 charges, including felony theft, felony Medicaid fraud and felony theft scheme. The alleged thefts occurred while he was administrator of the Berlin nursing home in 2004 and 2005.

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