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Three charged in strongbox theft

Two men and a woman face theft charges stemming from the removal of a strongbox containing about $10,000 in cash and other items from a home. The incident occurred in Great Mills on Feb. 12. Along with the strongbox, the culprits took tools, a gun and ammunition, according to information provided by investigating officers and an inventory of the home.

A 25-year-old man from Great Mills and a 37-year-old woman from Valley Lee were originally charged in the incident. The man was released on $5,000 bond shortly after his arrest. The woman was released on a personal recognizance bond in March. A third arrest was made in April. A 26-year-old man from Callaway is being in held on a $15,000 bond.

The alleged burglars gained access to the home when they broke through a pair of French doors. The theft charges were brought through the investigation of the St. Mary's police department.

Individuals charged with a crime have rights under the United States Constitution. The services of an experience criminal attorney may help anyone charged with a crime understand their rights. The attorney may also be able to negotiate plea agreements that minimize penalties or argue the innocence of people who are wrongly accused. Anyone charged with a crime has a right to legal counsel. The person charged with the crime may select an attorney or rely on court provided counsel, if they qualify. Selecting an attorney may provide the defendant with counsel that is more responsive to the needs of the accused.

Source: SoMdNews, "Third suspect arrested in burglary," April 10, 2013

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