Man who stole police car gets probation in child support case

September 05, 1997

A Harney man serving 18 months at the Carroll County Detention Center for stealing a state police car last fall was given a suspended sentence and four years' probation yesterday for failure to pay child support.

Scott C. Craig, 41, of the 5000 block of Harney Road, owes more than $6,300 in support for a 16-year-old son, prosecutors said.

Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. sentenced Craig to three years in prison, to be served concurrently with the 18-month term he received in July on the car theft charge. Burns then suspended the three-year term and gave Craig four years' probation, with the expectation that upon his release he will begin working to pay the debt.

Craig owes the state more than $4,000 in restitution for damages to the police cruiser which he and another man took for a joy ride in October 1996, court records show.

Pub Date: 9/05/97

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