Man is given 18 months behind bars for car theft

April 30, 1996

:TC A Mount Airy man who stole a Ford Taurus from his former employer last summer was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading not guilty to the statement of facts on a charge of burglary in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.

Judge Francis M. Arnold imposed a five-year sentence, then suspended all but 18 months for Daniel Francis Mackie, 21, of the 700 block of W. Waterville Road and gave him credit for 279 days he has served in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Mackie was arrested July 26, 1995, in Everett, Pa., driving a 1995 Ford Taurus that had been stolen from Century Ford in Mount Airy that day.

In the statement of facts, prosecutors said Mackie's mother went to the dealership to ask why her son had been sold a new car. She arrived soon after Century's employees found a plate-glass window broken and keys, temporary tags and registration for several new cars missing.

Judge Arnold placed Mackie on three years of supervised probation, upon his release from prison and ordered restitution of $3,640.

In an agreement with prosecutors, Mackie pleaded not guilty but did not dispute the statement of facts. In return, prosecutors dropped all other charges.

Police

Mount Airy: A resident of Conestoga Court told state police that someone stole his 1984 Toyota truck early Friday morning while it was parked outside his house. The vehicle is equipped with extended cab, four-wheel drive, oversized tires and lifters. The loss was estimated at $10,000.

Fire

Mount Airy: Firefighters responded at 8: 53 a.m. Friday for a bus fire on Kiptown Church Road at Route 80 in Frederick County. Units were out six minutes.

Mount Airy: Firefighters from Lisbon assisted Mount Airy at 8: 16 p.m. Friday, responding for two auto fires in the 3900 block of Twin Arch Road. Units were out one hour and five minutes.

Winfield: Firefighters responded at 9: 01 p.m. Friday for a fire alarm in the 2700 block of Sams Creek Road. Units were out 19 minutes.

Winfield: Firefighters assisted Lisbon at 7: 23 p.m. Sunday, responding for a brush fire in the 7400 block of Woodbine Road. Units were out 18 minutes.

Mount Airy: Firefighters responded at 7: 31 p.m. Sunday for a brush fire on Interstate 70. Units were out 22 minutes.

Pub Date: 4/30/96

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