Most Maryland residents accused of a felony crime may be aware of the expensive fines and prison time which may accompany conviction. Although these penalties are without doubt very serious, an accused can also be deprived of certain privileges, regardless of the cause of the felony charge, such as a white collar crime, burglary, rape or any other criminal act.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a string of St. Mary's County burglaries after a search warrant was executed at a Charles County residency. The burglary suspect was arrested on April 1 after law enforcement officials used statistical data to connect multiple crimes to one another. A connection to several burglaries was recognized when crime analysts from St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office attended a weekly CompStat meeting. Statistical data was used to compile information related to the methods that were used to rob the homes in question. With the assistance of the Emergency Services Team and Criminal Investigation Division of Charles County, St. Mary's County detectives recovered numerous items that had been stolen from homes in the area.
A 21-year-old man's life has been permanently changed after he chose to plead guilty to a charge of burglary. When many people in Montgomery County think of crimes that deserve a sentence of 78 years in prison, they likely think of some of the most horrific and violent of crimes, not stealing $80. Sadly, this man will be spending a great deal of time in prison for only taking that much from an acquaintance.