Burglary suspect acquitted Jessup man faces additional trials

April 09, 1993

A Jessup man charged for a rash of burglaries in western Howard County was found not guilty in his first case to go to trial in Circuit Court yesterday.

Rory Wade Leftwich, 24, of the 8200 block of Wellington Place, was acquitted on charges of burglary, housebreaking and two ** counts of theft after a two-day trial.

Mr. Leftwich was accused of taking two rings and a portable cassette player from a car and attempting to enter a house in the 3200 block of Regents Row in West Friendship on July 21.

Mr. Leftwich stands trial on June 10 for six more cases that cover 22 burglaries that occurred in Clarksville, Fulton, Highland, Mount Airy and West Friendship last summer. Twelve of the Mount Airy burglaries occurred on July 22.

He faces a total of 17 burglary counts, 17 housebreaking counts, 41 theft counts and five attempted theft counts, according to court records.

The defendant is accused of taking mostly small items, such as jewelry, clothing, cameras, videocassette players and cash, records say.

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