No ruling made on request

June 22, 1994|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer

Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. did not rule yesterday on a sentence modification request by Robert Steven Baker, who was sentenced to three years in jail for his part in stealing more than $200 designated for a children's charity from the former Havilah Inn.

Assistant State's Attorney Eileen McInerney said the judge will not hear the case before September.

Brothers Robert Baker, 42, of Virginia and Brian Keith Baker, 27, of Taneytown were convicted of breaking and entering into the Taneytown restaurant in late March.

Three months ago, Judge Beck sentenced Robert Baker to five years in prison and suspended all but three years.

On Monday, Brian Baker was sentenced to one year in jail for that crime and an unrelated forgery charge.

Taneytown police and a Havilah Inn employee found the Bakers in the restaurant after hearing an alarm. Robert Baker was in a storage room and Brian Baker was in a walk-in freezer.

Authorities said they believed the $208 recovered was taken from a St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Fund canister in the restaurant.

Brian Baker was additionally sentenced on an April conviction of breaking into Dougherty's Ice and Seafood on Church Road in Taneytown in January and stealing checks, which he late forged and cashed at Union National Bank branches in Finksburg and Westminster. He stole nearly $800.

All but one year of the 15 1/2 -year sentence Judge Beck imposed on Brian Baker for the various crimes was suspended.

He was ordered to begin five years probation when he is released from jail. He must pay all court costs and other related fees within 18 months of his release.

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