A Smithsburg man whose frequent arrests and releases prompted a public objection from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office last year was back in county Circuit Court on Tuesday, this time getting two more years for violating probation added to the nine years he is already serving for theft convictions.
Judge Dana Moylan Wright found Bryan Lynn Fishack, 27, in violation of probation in a 2006 conspiracy to commit robbery conviction.
Assistant State’s Attorney Gina Cirincion asked that Fishack be sentenced to the remaining backup time on that conviction — about three years — but Wright ordered him to serve two years consecutive to his current state prison sentences.
One sentence of four years is for the theft of 293 bronze decorative grave vases from the Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown on the night of Oct. 15-16, 2012. The vases were valued at almost $44,000.
Fishack was convicted of theft between $10,000 and $100,000 in a Washington County District Court bench trial in March, a conviction he has appealed to Washington County Circuit Court, Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Wilson said on Tuesday.