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August 25, 2004|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

Three W.Va. residents charged in thefts


Three West Virginia residents were charged in a series of recent thefts in Washington County, according to court records.

Robin Mae Burnett, 31, whose address was listed as a post office box in Hedgesville, W.Va.; Heriberto Lebron, 40, whose address also is listed as a post office box in Hedgesville; and Misty D. Cupp, 27, of 6189 Back Creek Valley Road in Inwood, W.Va., each were charged with five counts of theft less than $500, three counts of uttering a false document, two counts of theft more than $500 and one count of malicious destruction of property, court records say.

Records say Burnett and Lebron each face one additional count of theft less than $500, and Burnett faces one count of providing a false statement to a law enforcement officer and obstruction and hindering.

Maryland State Police allege the three were involved in stealing purses, using false bank checks and stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise from businesses including Home Depot on Garland Groh Boulevard and Toys 'R' Us on Valley Mall Road between Friday and Monday, according to records.

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During a bail review hearing Tuesday, Washington County District Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. set bond for Burnett at $50,000. A Washington County Detention Center spokesman said she was not being held at the facility Tuesday evening.

Long set bond at $50,000 for Lebron and $5,000 for Cupp at other Tuesday hearings. A detention center spokesman said both were being held there Tuesday evening.

Man charged with assault held on bail


A Hagerstown man was being held at Washington County Detention Center on $250,000 bail two days after a shotgun was fired outside an apartment at Noland Village housing development, according to court records.

Robert F. Reed Jr., 44, of 1064 G Noland Drive, is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, discharging a firearm in city, unauthorized display and use of registration plate, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, driving without a license and person driving a motor vehicle on a revoked license, records say.

Police allege Reed fired the shotgun at about 9:30 p.m., after several arguments with his ex-girlfriend.

On Monday, Washington County District Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. set bond for Reed at $250,000, records say.

Reed was being held Tuesday evening at the Washington County Detention Center, a detention center spokesman said.

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