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December 31, 2009
An attorney for a 30-year-old Salisbury man charged in the disappearance of a girl found dead Christmas Day says his client denies allegations that he harmed the child. Thomas Leggs Jr., a registered sex offender in Maryland and Delaware, was charged with kidnapping and burglary one day after 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell's family reported her missing. She was found dead in a wooded area days later. Arch McFadden, an attorney from the Office of the Public Defender, represented Leggs during a Wicomico County District Court bond hearing.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1997
Prosecutor Megan Beth Johnson was appointed an Anne Arundel County District Court judge by Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday."Ms. Johnson has a wealth of experience in domestic issues as well as criminal law," Glendening said. "She is highly competent."In her new post, Johnson will fill a vacancy created when Judge Michael J. Loney was elevated to the Circuit Court. She competed with six other candidates for the judgeship.Johnson, 45, is a 1979 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. She joined the Anne Arundel state's attorney's office in 1981 and was chief of the civil division from 1983 to 1993.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 31, 1995
With little fanfare on Friday, Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. started his second 15-year term presiding over a Carroll County courtroom.In a courtroom full of friends and fellow lawyers called to attend the impromptu ceremony, Judge Burns, 61, took the oath of office for a term that will run through 2010.Gov. Parris N. Glendening re-appointed Judge Burns to the Circuit Court in the fall.He will run unopposed in the November election because no one filed for the race by the 9 p.m. Dec. 26 deadline.
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November 22, 2005
Man charged in robbery try A Westminster man was arrested yesterday in connection with the attempted robbery of a woman outside Carroll Hospital Center on Nov. 7, state police said. Jarod Arthur Holtschneider, 25, of the 200 block of Sophia Ave. was taken before a Carroll County District Court commissioner and released after being charged with attempted robbery. State police are investigating whether other suspects might have been involved in the assault of the 62-year-old woman, who was attacked from behind by a man who tried to steal her purse as she fell outside the hospital's emergency department.
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By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | January 15, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- Not only does the No. 23 Maryland men's basketball team face the challenge of rebounding from back-to-back conference losses, but it will have to do so tonight without starting senior forward Travis Garrison, who was suspended for the 7:30 game against Wake Forest at Comcast Center. Garrison appeared before a Prince George's County District Court commissioner Friday afternoon and was charged with second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense. The incident occurred at 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 27 at the Cornerstone Grill and Loft on Baltimore Avenue in College Park.
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May 10, 1996
A 47-year-old New Windsor man was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $100,000 bond after he was charged with sexually abusing two girls in separate incidents.The man, who was arrested Wednesday, is not being named to protect the privacy of the alleged victims, one of whom is related to him. The other alleged victim is a friend of a family member.The man faces charges of child abuse, sexual offenses and assault and battery for an alleged incident in November 1993 involving a girl who now is 10, according to court documents.
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By Madison Park | April 6, 2008
Seven candidates have been recommended as "most fully qualified" for an appointment to the Harford County District Court. Their names have been forwarded to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will appoint one of them to fill a vacancy left by Judge Angela M. Eaves, who was elevated to the Harford County Circuit Court. Harford County's Judicial Nominating Commission recommended: Yolanda Lauranzon Curtin, Theodore Mark Hart, Susan Hower Hazlett, Charles Edward Kearney Jr., Melissa Lazarich Lambert, Carl Ridgeley Schlaich and Roger Joseph Sullivan.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun Reporter | March 23, 2007
A 25-year-old Howard County police officer charged in an on-duty drunken-driving accident is no longer employed by the department, Chief William J. McMahon said this week. Officer Tyronne Cole Jr.'s cruiser collided with several parked vehicles in the parking lot of the Southern District police station in North Laurel shortly after he arrived for work about 11 p.m. March 3. Investigators determined that alcohol was a factor. McMahon said that he could not say whether the officer was fired or had resigned because that information is part of Cole's confidential personnel file.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1996
A Havre de Grace city councilman surrendered to authorities yesterday on sexual offense and child abuse charges.Charles A. Maslin III, 37, surrendered at the Harford County Sheriff's Office after being indicted Tuesday in Harford County District Court on two counts of second-degree sexual offense, bTC one count of third-degree sexual offense and one count of child abuse.Officials in the Harford County state's attorney's office said the charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred in 1978 and 1982, but would not release specifics.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 8, 2002
Anne Arundel County's Judicial Nominating Commission forwarded seven candidates to fill a vacancy on the county's District Court to the governor Friday. The commission interviewed 22 applicants and selected the following nominees: John P. McKenna, Danielle M. Mosley, Charles Jay Muskin, Charles F. Obrecht Jr., Thomas J. Pryal, Charles E. Middlebrooks and Frederick M. Paone. The governor may select from the seven nominated candidates, or ask for more applicants to consider. The position became available when two District Court judges were promoted in June to the county's Circuit Court.
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