Former officer pleads guilty in theft case

October 02, 1997

A former 15-year Anne Arundel County police officer pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit theft in an agreement that will spare him jail time.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped six related charges against James R. Haskell, 35, of the 400 block of ZTC Eastwood Court in Severna Park.

The maximum penalty for the conviction could have been 15 years and a $1,000 fine.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Clayton R. Greene ordered a one-year suspended sentence, 18 months' probation, 100 hours of community service within 90 days and a $300 fine.

Prosecutors said if Haskell complies with the order, they won't oppose his expected request to change the case's outcome to probation before judgment. The charges stemmed from the 1993 theft of a motorcycle trailer from a Brooklyn Park motorcycle dealership. Haskell resigned from the department May 2.

Pub Date: 10/02/97

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