HAGERSTOWN -- Seven of nine former Roxbury Correctional Institution officers charged with second-degree assault in a March 2008 incident at the prison were in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday for bond reviews.
The judge advised the seven of their rights, and released each of them on personal recognizance.
Jason Abbott of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, who represented the state during the hearing, did not object to releasing the officers on personal recognizance.
The former RCI correctional officers charged with second-degree assault are: Robert Harvey, 62; Scott Boozel, 28; Tim Mellott, 22; Keith Morris, 26; Lucas Kelly, 29; Reginald Martin, 38; Michael Morgan, 39; Dustin Norris, 24; and Tyson Hinkle, 33.
The charge against each is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Mellott and Kelly were not in court Thursday morning.
Kelly has been cooperative with Maryland State Police, Abbott told the judge, who issued a summons for Kelly's appearance.