Maryland News

October 08, 2008

Man, teen arrested in separate robbery cases

Baltimore's warrant apprehension task force have arrested a man and a teenager who were wanted in separate armed-robbery cases, including one that involved the holdup of a downtown bar. Carlos Pegram, 42, was charged in a warrant with attempted armed robbery, theft under $500, and first- and second-degree assault in connection with the July 8 robbery of the Upper Deck Bar in the first block of S. Eutaw St., according to city police and court records. Detectives arrested Pegram at his home in the 3800 block of Old Frederick Road in Southwest Baltimore on Monday morning. In the other case, police arrested Jeremiah Cornish, a 16-year-old accused of robbing a man at gunpoint Sept. 16 in the 6600 block of Harford Road in Northeast Baltimore. Cornish, who lives in the 600 block of Bartlett Ave., is charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and handgun violations, police said.

Gus G. Sentementes

Harford man sentenced to 10 years for wire fraud

A Harford County man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for wire fraud for using bogus credit to obtain products. In one instance, authorities say, Michael Murray, 61, the owner of Chesapeake Supply Inc. on Shannon Drive in Baltimore, received a $50,000 line of credit from a Miami company and received goods that were never paid for.

Liz F. Kay

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