Judge sets bail at $75,000 for owner of carpet store Reese businessman has been charged with 39 counts of theft

September 30, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Carroll County circuit judge set bail at $75,000 yesterday for the owner of a Reese carpet store who is charged with more than three dozen theft counts.

Roy D. Marshall, 32, owned and operated Marshall's Carpet & Services. Two buildings that he leased in the 1800 block of Baltimore Blvd. were destroyed by arson Sept. 21.

No one has been charged in the incident.

His lawyers told Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. that their client intends to live with his mother near Riverside, Ohio, where he will operate one of her four cellular phone franchises. Marshall had been held without bond for failing to appear in court three weeks ago.

Prosecutor David P. Daggett argued that Marshall should not be granted bail because of the severity of 39 theft charges, alleging that Marshall accepted down payments for new carpet or other services and did not provide them.

Daggett said Marshall was initially arrested on 13 theft counts and freed on $10,000 bail.

The same day, Daggett said, Marshall bought airline tickets to Orlando, Fla., allegedly using two customers' credit card numbers to charge the fares for himself, his Bel Air girlfriend, her son and another person.

Daggett said Marshall barricaded himself in at his girlfriend's residence when police tried to arrest him on a warrant for failing to appear in court.

No trial date has been set.

Pub Date: 9/30/97

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