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Man faces 38 counts in connection with vandalism of vehicles

August 25, 2006

One of three men suspected of destroying vehicles stolen from a Hagerstown-area used and new car lot is charged with 38 counts, including theft, burglary and malicious destruction, according to court documents.

Marc Anore Given, 20, of 1401 Haven Road, Apt. C12 in Hagerstown, was charged with taking part in the destructive joy rides. Bail was set at $125,000 Tuesday, according to court documents.

Given and two other men allegedly totaled or damaged six used vehicles and two new trucks after they stole 23 keys from an office at Sharrett Inc. at 10312 Auto Place in Hagerstown, according to a charging document. In addition to the vehicles that had been driven from the lot, 14 2006 GMC vans were reported broken into, and 14 new spare tires and wheels were stolen, according to the document.

The damage and thefts were reported July 27 at 8:48 a.m. by a manager at the car lot, according to the document.

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The suspects allegedly chased and rammed each other with a 2004 Jeep Laredo and two new GMC trucks at Sheetz on U.S. 40 and Md. 66, according to the document. Two vehicles were found rolled over a 100-foot embankment, and several others were abandoned throughout the area, according to the document.

Yards, fields, trees and mailboxes also were reported damaged the morning of July 27, according to the document.

In an interview Aug. 8, Given allegedly told a Washington County Sheriff's Department investigator that he and the other two suspects intended to steal the vehicles, but one of the other men started to ram and wreck the vehicles they had taken, according to the document.

The charges against Given include second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property valued at less than $500, nine counts of malicious destruction of property valued at more than $500, theft of property valued at less than $500, two counts of theft of property valued at more than $500, conspiracy to commit malicious destruction of property valued at less than $500, conspiracy to commit malicious destruction of property valued at more than $500, two counts of conspiracy to commit theft of property valued at more than $500, conspiracy to commit theft of property valued at less than $500, eight counts of taking a motor vehicle and eight counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Though the two other suspects are named in the statement of Given's charges, court records Tuesday did not show that either of them had been charged.

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