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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 18, 1997
In a move hailed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening as a prime example of Smart Growth, the state Board of Public Works voted yesterday to keep the Washington County District Court in the historic district of Hagerstown.The board voted unanimously to spend $390,000 to buy a downtown warehouse that will be demolished to make way for a $6 million court building. The District Court is now in a former department store.Last year, former District Court Chief Judge Robert F. Sweeney proposed a new building on the outskirts of Hagerstown, but local officials, fearful that law offices and other businesses also would move from the city center, protested and won the support of the Glendening administration.
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NEWS
April 27, 2000
A Westminster man accused of arson in fires at Cockey's Tavern in Westminster and a nearby garage March 8 was granted a bail reduction in Carroll County District Court in return for his agreeing to postpone a preliminary hearing scheduled yesterday. Bail for Clarence E. Mullinix, 29, of the 200 block of E. Main St. was lowered from a combined $150,000 to $60,000 in the two cases against him. Prosecutor Brian DeLeonardo said he requested the postponement so he could seek grand jury indictments against Mullinix on May 4. He said that $60,000 was a substantial amount of bail and that, if released, Mullinix would be required to remain in pretrial supervision.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 26, 1993
Suspect in shooting released on bondMan is charged as an accessoryMatthew August Balaz Sr. of the 2400 block of Sandymount Road near Finksburg, charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact in the shooting death of Gregory Lamont Howard on Jan. 28, was released on $10,000 bond Wednesday night.Bail for Mr. Balaz was reduced from $25,000 by a Carroll County District Court judge Wednesday after his arrest Monday night for his alleged role in disposing of the shotgun used in the slaying.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 29, 2000
A homeless couple has been arrested on charges of theft in an attempt to bill $6,542 for a two-month stay at a Westminster hotel to two county social services agencies, authorities said. Roger Lee Rhodes, 30, and Lisa Ellen Rhodes, 32, were released on their own recognizance by a Carroll County District Court commissioner Thursday. The couple's last known address was in Westminster. Each was charged with theft of more than $500 and participation in a theft scheme. The couple is accused of trying to bill Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. and the Carroll County Department of Social Services for two rooms at the Days Inn, off Route 140. The Rhodes stayed at the hotel from Aug. 10 to Oct. 26, police said.
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