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June 14, 1993

Jessup man convicted of burglary and theft

A Jessup man accused in a rash of burglaries in western Howard County has been found guilty of burglarizing a West Friendship home and taking frozen food from the house.

Rory Wade Leftwich, 24, of the 8200 block of Wellington Place, was convicted of burglary and theft by a Howard Circuit Court jury on Wednesday. He was acquitted of daytime housebreaking and two additional theft counts.

Leftwich was convicted of taking frozen meat, frozen vegetables, a recycling bin and door opener from a house in the 3200 block of Parliament Place on July 21, 1992.

The defendant has five pending cases which cover 20 burglaries that occurred in Clarksville, Fulton, Highland, Mount Airy and West Friendship last summer. Twelve of the Mount Airy burglaries occurred on July 22.

Leftwich faces a total of 16 burglary counts, 16 housebreaking counts, 37 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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