Sykesville man is sentenced for trespassing, sex offense

November 26, 1996

A Sykesville man who pleaded guilty to trespassing and committing a sex offense with a 14-year-old girl was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison with all but 124 days suspended.

Judge Francis M. Arnold placed Jason T. Gephardt, 24, of the 5900 block of Mineral Hill Road on five years of supervised probation, ordered him to complete an outpatient addiction program and ordered him to have no contact with the girl or her family.

Gephardt has spent 124 days in jail since being arrested, court records show.

Prosecutor Tracy A. Gilmore said Gephardt was found hiding in a closet of the girl's bedroom April 28 after having sex with her. When ordered to leave, he refused and began fighting.

An investigation determined that Gephardt had sexually abused the girl in December, Gilmore said.

Fire

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 5: 40 a.m. Sunday for a fire in the 6400 block of Ridge Road. Units were out 20 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 9: 39 p.m. Saturday for a trash fire on Springfield Avenue. Units were out 17 minutes.

Gamber: Firefighters responded at 6: 15 p.m. Saturday for a fire on Route 32 at Pine Knob Road. Units were out 15 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters from Liberty Road, Baltimore County, and Gamber assisted Sykesville at 12: 31 a.m. Saturday, responding for a house fire in the 7200 block of Powell Drive. Units were out one hour.

New Windsor: Firefighters from Union Bridge, Libertytown in Frederick County, Westminster and the Advanced Technical Rescue Unit assisted New Windsor at 3: 11 p.m. Saturday, responding for a silo fire in the 4200 block of Sams Creek Road. Units were out four hours.

Police

Eldersburg: A 12-year-old Marriottsville boy told police Sunday that someone stole his bicycle from the Carrolltown Mall parking lot. The loss was estimated at $150.

Pub Date: 11/26/96

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