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Three charged in theft of cell phones

May 31, 2010

HALFWAY -- Three people were charged Sunday in the theft of more than $10,000 worth of cell phones from a Valley Mall kiosk, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses saw two people enter an ICC T-Mobile kiosk in the mall and steal phones from the display cases around 6:15 p.m. Sunday, police said. The suspects were seen leaving the kiosk with trash bags filled with new phones and then exiting the mall.

One witness described the vehicle the suspects left in and its tag number, police said.

About 10 minutes after the information was broadcast, a Maryland State Police trooper found the 2003 black Toyota Camry going east on Interstate 70 near Md. 66, police said.

The trooper and deputies stopped the car at U.S. 40 and Md. 66, police said.

Forty-three cell phones were found in trash bags in the car's trunk, police said. Their approximate value was $10,437.

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One of the suspects had fled and was caught in the area of Cool Hollow Road and U.S. 40, police said.

Quinton Jamal Holliday, 24, of 3816 Fernhill Ave., Baltimore; Marcus Jerome Kaough, 24, of 318 Limestone Valley Drive, Apt. M, Cockeysville, Md.; and Kiara Renee Proctor, 20, of 2256 Canteen Circle, Odenton, Md.; were each charged with felony theft of $10,000 to $100,000, felony burglary in the second degree, misdemeanor malicious destruction of property less than $500, and false information to a police officer to conceal identity, police said.

Holliday also was charged with escape, police said.

Holliday had active warrants from Baltimore County in the theft of cell phones from a T-Mobile kiosk in November 2009, police said. In that incident, the stolen phones were valued at $31,958, police said.

Holliday also had a warrant from Baltimore County charged him with violating his probation on a conviction of armed robbery, police said.

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