Trooper Acquitted Of Battery Charges

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November 18, 1990

A state police trooper stationed at the Benson barracks has been acquitted in county Circuit Court on charges that he struck a 13-year-old Cecil County boy in June.

Jerry Scarborough, the 1989 Maryland Trooper of the Year, was found not guilty of battery Nov. 9 following a two-day jury trial before Judge Stephen M. Waldron, court records show.

Scarborough, of the 3700 block of Dublin Road, was charged in a private complaint filed by the boy's mother, who claimed that the trooper hit and struck her son June 21.

The woman, of Conowingo, alleged that a scuffle started when her son went into Scarborough's yard to retrieve a ball.

Scarborough, 36, was named Trooper of the Year last January, winning the honor over 1,500 state police officers. He has been with the state police for 13 years.

COUNTY FILES LIENS ON HANKINS'S FIRMS

The county Treasury Department has filed tax liens against two companies owned by Bel Air-based land developer Steven R. Hankins for failing to pay business, personal and corporate taxes, records in county Circuit Court show.

The liens were filed in circuit court on Nov. 2 against Hankins Development Corp. and SRH Investments Inc., records show. Both companies are controlled by Hankins and based in Bel Air.

The records show that SRH Investments Inc. owes the county $2,520 in delinquent taxes and $682 in interest. The company has not paid its taxes since 1987, the records say.

Hankins Development Corp. owes the county $604 in delinquent taxes and $90 in interest, records show. The company has not paid its taxes since 1989.

Hankins and his companies have gone through a series of financial problems over the last few months.

HARFORD BROADCASTING SUED FOR UNPAID RENT

Harford County Broadcasting Co. Inc., owner of WHRF-AM radio station, is being sued in county Circuit Court for not paying rent on its offices at Courtland Square office building in Bel Air, court records show.

Harford Broadcasting owes FSB Courtland Square Inc., owners of the building at 101 S. Main St., a total of $6,297 in unpaid rent, court records say.

FSB Courtland Square also claims that the radio station company owes it $2,724 in real estate taxes, insurance and costs.

Harford Broadcasting has not paid its rent since July, according to the complaint. The complaint was filed Nov. 9.

FSB Courtland Square is asking the court to establish an escrow account for the unpaid rent and to order Harford Broadcasting to pay its rent throughout court proceedings.

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