Former Hagerstown man receives additional time for Frederick County break-in

July 06, 2012

FREDERICK, Md. — A former Hagerstown man recently sentenced to state prison for a series of Washington County burglaries received another prison term this week for a Frederick County break-in.

Christopher Lee Hays, 28, was sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court in June to two concurrent terms of 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended, according to court records.

Hayshad pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree burglary in exchange for more than a dozen charges being dismissed, the records said.

He was also ordered to pay more than $28,000 in restitution to three victims.

Hays had participated in three daytime residential burglaries during December and January in which jewelry, firearms and electronics were stolen, according to charging documents filed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Some stolen property was pawned and traced to Hays and an alleged accomplice, Joshua Ray Mullendore of Frederick, the charging documents said.

On Monday, Hays pleaded guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court to one count of first-degree burglary and received another 15-year sentence with 10 years suspended, court records said.

That case involved a residential burglary in Frederick County that occurred on Jan. 6, court records said.

At the time of his sentencing in Washington County, Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher McCormack told the court that Hays was also linked to a burglary in Greencastle, Pa., but did not know the disposition of the case.

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