Woman receives four suspended sentences in thefts

September 13, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Randallstown woman received suspended four five-year sentences in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday for her role in a burglary ring that prosecutors say operated in Carroll and Baltimore counties and southern Pennsylvania last year.

Kelly Marie Johnson, 19, of the 3300 block of Offutt Road, pleaded guilty to three charges of theft and one charge of conspiracy to commit theft in April, and has cooperated with prosecutors, testifying against others involved, said Clarence W. Beall III, an assistant state's attorney.

Beall said Johnson was the girlfriend of Robert Carter Shore II, the ring's leader. Shore was convicted of robbery and burglary in June and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Beall said the burglary ring had about a half-dozen members, but that each of them might have enlisted others to assist in burglaries.

Beall said Johnson, who was ordered to perform 400 hours of community service during a five-year probation, did not participate in the burglaries but helped Shore and others by pawning stolen items.

Pub Date: 9/13/96

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