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City Man Sentenced On Theft Charges

April 16th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County, the Honorable Michael O. Twigg, State’s Attorney, announced on Thursday, April 16, 2015, that James Patrick Law of Cumberland, was sentenced by the Honorable W. Timothy Finan, Allegany County Circuit Court Judge, to eight years in the Maryland Division of Corrections, three years of which was suspended, for a conviction of theft having a value of between $1,000 and $10,000.  Upon Law’s release, he will be placed on supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution to the victims.

A jury trial was held on February 5, 2015 in the Allegany County Circuit Court.  The jury convicted Mr. Law of felony theft, under the theory that he knowingly possessed stolen property, which had been taken during a daytime residential burglary on Cumberland Street back in August of 2014.  Mr. Law sold some of the jewelry to a local store on Greene Street. Law’s prior criminal history was a factor in determining the length of his sentence.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean, who prosecuted the case, “It’s a good day for the residents on the west side of Cumberland.  There is no doubt Mr. Law has been a predator of other people’s property there.  We’ve now been able to secure prison sentences for several people in that area of town who repeatedly stole from their neighbors.”

The case was investigated by C3I and the Cumberland City Police Department.  Mr. Law was represented by Kelly Clark, Esq.

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