Williamsport man ordered to serve four years in prison and pay restitution in thefts

John David Reddick had pleaded guilty to four counts of theft from $1,000 to $10,000

May 15, 2012
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A Washington County Circuit Court judge Tuesday ordered a Williamsport man who pleaded guilty in March to participating in a series of 2011 residential burglaries to serve four years in prison and pay more than $28,000 in restitution to victims and their insurers.

John David Reddick, 40, of 15737 Fenton Ave., Apt. 2, had pleaded guilty to four counts of theft from $1,000 to $10,000, according to court records.

Judge John H. McDowell sentenced him to 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended, the court records said.

Reddick was given credit for more than  200 days he has served since his arrest last fall, the records said.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated burglaries that occurred Sept. 16 on Neck Road, Williamsport; Sept. 20 on Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro; Sept. 21 on Dellinger Road, Williamsport; Sept. 26 on Cool Hollow Road, Hagerstown; Sept. 27, on Crystal Falls Road, Hagerstown; and Sept. 28 on Benevola Road, Boonsboro, according to the application for statement of charges.


Jewelry was stolen in most of the break-ins, and, in several of them, the victims also reported pillow cases were missing, the charging documents said.

In the Benevola Road burglary, a neighbor reported seeing a car with its motor running in the victims’ driveway and later saw a man carrying two pillow cases out of the house, the documents said.

The man dropped one of the pillow cases and drove off when he saw the neighbor, the documents said.

Some of the jewelry was later pawned or sold, and those transactions were traced back to Reddick, the documents said.

Reddick was arrested in October, and investigators recovered more of the stolen jewelry in his apartment, the documents said.

In exchange for Reddick’s plea, a number of other burglary, theft and criminal conspiracy charges were dismissed, court records said.

Two other defendants, Samantha Renee Gilroy, 33, who lived with Reddick, and James Calvin Weddle, 34, of Hedgesville, W.Va.,   previously entered guilty pleas on related charges and have been sentenced, court records said.

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