Taneytown man to serve six years for burglaries

March 12, 1998

A Taneytown man was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for his role in a half-dozen burglaries that resulted in more than 50 charges of burglary, theft and malicious destruction in Westminster, Manchester and Taneytown.

By agreement, James Bryant, 20, of the first block of Frederick St. pleaded guilty to six charges of second-degree burglary. The offenses occurred between April and June last year.

Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. imposed a 12-year sentence on Bryant on a charge of breaking into a Westminster manicure shop and stealing $606 and suspended six years.

Beck made that sentence consecutive to an 18-month term Bryant is serving for burglary in Frederick County.

Similar sentences in the five remaining cases -- 12 years with six years suspended -- were made concurrent with that for the manicure shop burglary but consecutive to the Frederick County term.

Beck ordered Bryant to serve five years probation after his release, and ordered him to pay restitution of $3,337.

Fire

Union Bridge: Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 100 block of Union Bridge Road at 12: 37 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out 20 minutes.

Union Bridge: Firefighters from Union Bridge, Taneytown, New Windsor, Libertytown and New Midway, Frederick County, responded to a building fire in the first block of Whyte Ave. at 1: 14 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out 25 minutes.

Pub Date: 3/12/98

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