Accomplice in hold-ups given suspended term

January 22, 1998

A New Windsor woman who was an accomplice in two convenience store robberies in Carroll County was given a suspended five-year prison sentence yesterday.

Deidra M. Richards, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery; other charges were dropped.

As part of a plea agreement, Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. placed Richards on three years of supervised probation.

He ordered her to complete 25 hours of community service, pay restitution of $402 and participate in any drug and alcohol program recommended by probation officials.

Prosecutor Clarence W. Beall III said Richards drove the getaway car in the two robberies.

State police stopped a green Jeep on Route 30 in Baltimore County minutes after the High's store at 901 S. Main St. in Hampstead was robbed May 28, he said.

Richards told police she drove David W. Reusing and Christopher Lamont Magruder to that store to commit the robbery, Beall said.

She also said she drove them the day before when they robbed Little George's at 174 Klees Mill Road in Sykesville, he said.

Court records show that Magruder, 36, of no fixed address, was sentenced Oct. 14 to seven years in prison on the robbery charges with all but 18 months of the term suspended.

Reusing, 27, of Finksburg, has pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and is awaiting sentencing Feb. 9.

Fire

Taneytown: Firefighters responded to smoke on East Baltimore Street at 8: 49 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out 10 minutes.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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