State House vandalism nets 3-year sentence

January 18, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A St. Mary's County man was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for spray painting slogans on columns outside the State House in Annapolis.

James P. Cusick Sr., 44, of Hollywood, was sentenced in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for spray painting "THIEVES OF CHILD SUPPORT" and "THOU SHALT NOT STEAL" in large red letters, state police said. He had been arrested for writing the same graffiti on a St. Mary's County government building in 1999.

Cusick was also fined $2,500 and sentenced to make $1,250 in restitution, police said. The reasons for the slogans could not be learned last night.

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