January 08, 1993

Cross-burning case will go to trial

A 26-year-old Pasadena man, whose agreement to plead guilty to a lesser charge fell through yesterday, will face trial in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on charges that he burned a cross on a neighbor's property last August.

Robert C. Horn, of the 300 block of Center St., faces three yearin prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted, Assistant State's Attorney Steven M. Sindler said.

Police said Mr. Horn burned a cross Aug. 6 on the lawn of Benito Miller of the first block of Magothy Beach Road.

Police said the charred cross found by officers at the scene was intended for the home of Mr. Miller's neighbor, Warren Scurry, who is black and had been in an argument with Mr. Horn earlier that day.

Mr. Horn, who is white, had agreed to plead guilty to filing a false report, a lesser charge stemming from police charges that he gave officers a false name during questioning. But Judge Martin A. Wolff refused the plea agreement after Mr. Horn disputed a statement of facts read in court yesterday.

No trial date has been set.

Marina opponents to testify Monday

Opponents of a commercial marina proposed for the mouth of Stony Creek are to testify before the county Board of Appeals at 6:30 p.m. Monday in County Council chambers at the Arundel Center in Annapolis.

Sterling Homes wants to build a marina for use by the Stoney Beach community. Additional hearings have been tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 3 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4, in council chambers.

Information: 222-1119.


* Magothy Forge: A resident of the 300 block of Green Drive told police someone stole the tailgate from the 1992 Ford truck parked in his driveway Tuesday.

* Pasadena: Someone broke into a 1986 Ford parked at the Loft Tavern on Crain Highway and Phrine Road Monday and took tools and other property. The value of the goods was not known.

* Pasadena: A shoplifter took camera equipment and radios from the J.C. Penney store at the Festival at Pasadena shopping center Monday. The property was valued at $2,049.

* Riviera Beach: A resident of the 100 block of Arundel Road reported to police that someone broke her mailbox off its post Tuesday night.

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