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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2011
Charged with participating in the theft of two cars from Hagerstown Community College for a “joy ride,” a Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer sentenced 19-year-old David George Savage, of 11335 Youngstoun Drive, Apt. 2110, to two years in state prison, but suspended the sentence. He placed Savage on five years probation, ordered him to pay more than $6,700 in restitution and to stay off the college's property.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2011
A Washington County Circuit Court judge Tuesday suspended the sentence of a Hagerstown teenager after he entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault in the robbery of a convenience store. Judge John H. McDowell suspended a 10-year sentence for Eric Shaquille Baymon, 18, of 411 S. Potomac St., but gave him three years of probation, according to court records. Baymon had been charged with armed robbery, robbery, assault, reckless endangerment and firearms violations in the Feb. 20 robbery of Nadia's Convenience Store at the corner of North Prospect and West Franklin streets in Hagerstown.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2011
A teenager charged as an adult in an April 21 downtown brawl in which one person was stabbed and another hit with a cinderblock pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Dimitric D. Winston, 17, of 325 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, was sentenced by Judge Daniel P. Dwyer to three years in state prison with all of it suspended except the 124 days of time he has already served. Dwyer added another three years on probation. Winston is scheduled in juvenile court Wednesday for violating probation on an unrelated juvenile case, Dwyer said during the hearing.
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July 18, 2011
A Hagerstown woman charged with stealing a ring from a blind man was given probation before judgment Monday in Washington County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to theft of less than $1,000.Destany Trivia Ruse, 25, of 16242 Broadfording Road, was placed on supervised probation for one year by Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. She also must pay $40 in restitution to a pawnshop and perform 25 hours of community service, Long said.“Why'd you do...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2011
A former American Red Cross worker convicted of embezzling more than $30,000 from the agency’s Eastern Panhandle chapter was placed on probation for five years Monday with the condition that he pay back the money. Samuel K. Bunner, 38, was sentenced by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III, who agreed to suspend what could have been a sentence of as many as 10 years in prison to allow the Martinsburg man to make monthly payments totaling $30,233.71 to the disaster relief agency.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2011
A registered sex offender who lived in Hagerstown since he was released in March from Roxbury Correctional Institution was returned to prison Wednesday for allegedly violating the conditions of his probation, a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman said Thursday. John Lamont Garville, 48, formerly of 50 Summit Ave., Apt. 613, in Hagerstown, was taken into custody Wednesday night. It was alleged he purchased a pornographic magazine and committed other probation violations, according to Mark Vernarelli, a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2011
Facebook images of Robbie Eugene Liggett standing near a bottle of rum were insufficient to find him in violation of probation for his conviction for homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a Washington County Circuit Court Judge ruled Tuesday. In 2009, a jury found Liggett, 38, of Hagerstown, guilty in the April 26, 2008, death of Roy James Gordon, court records show. Gordon died when his vehicle was hit from behind by Liggett’s on Interstate 70 west of Big Pool.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 18, 2011
A Washington County Circuit judge Wednesday sentenced a paraplegic driver convicted of the 2002 deaths of a Hagerstown couple killed in a head-on collision to 3 1/2 years in state prison for violating his probation. Matthew David Meyer, 33, of Ellicott City, Md., also received a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence from Judge Daniel P. Dwyer, who deferred imposing the sentences for 30 days, releasing Meyer on a $50,000 appeal bond. Defense attorney John Salvatore argued that a condition of probation prohibiting Meyer from driving might not have been legal and could be the basis for an appeal.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 18, 2011
A Washington County Circuit Court judge Wednesday sentenced a Keedysville man to 45 days in jail for violating his probation by ignoring another judge’s order not to wear law enforcement gear. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer found that Forrest Jordan Gunter, 21, of 5034 Churchey Road violated his probation on 2010 convictions for carrying a concealed weapon and trespassing. Judge W. Kennedy Boone III had ordered Gunter last year not to wear or carry badges, batons, radios, uniforms or other law enforcement equipment or apparel unless engaged as an agent for a licensed bail bondsman.
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May 3, 2011
A Berkeley County woman convicted of violating her black neighbors' civil rights lost her probation. A circuit judge revoked 39-year-old Kendra N. Sulick's probation and sentenced her to six years in prison Monday. The decision follows Sulick's guilty plea last month to a misdemeanor DUI charge. Sulick received five years' probation in November after she was convicted of three civil-rights violations. She received a 24-hour jail sentence on the DUI charge with credit for time served.
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