A Keedysville man Thursday told a Washington County District Court judge that he was inebriated when he was caught allegedly burglarizing a neighbor’s home earlier this week.
Charles Douglas Zimmerman, 24, of 18 Mt. Vernon Drive, appeared Thursday in a bail-review hearing before Judge Mark D. Thomas.
Thomas reduced Zimmerman’s bond from $70,000 to $50,000 after listening to Zimmerman’s account of the incident via closed-circuit television from the Washington County Detention Center.
“I wasn’t myself,” Zimmerman said. “I was inebriated to the point I wasn’t aware what I was doing.”
Zimmerman has been charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft of $1,000 to under $10,000, malicious destruction of property — $500 and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the statement of charges.
The charges carry a maximum 33 years in prison.
Washington County Assistant State’s Attorney Mark Boyer said the incident had “a peculiar set of facts.”