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Cumberland man convicted of burglary charges

March 17th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County States Attorney MichaelTwigg announced on Tuesday,  that Scott Arlin Hockman, 31 of Cumberland, was convicted in Allegany County Circuit Court of one count of Second Degree Burglary and one count of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Burglary. The first incident occurred on May 28, 2014, when a local church located on Oldtown Road was burglarized.  A search warrant at Hockman’s home located several items taken during the burglary, and a cigarette butt left at the scene, after analysis by the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division, determined it contained Hockman’s DNA.  The second incident occurred in mid-August 2014, when Hockman, who was incarcerated at the time, conspired with his wife Candice Hockman, through phone calls and letters, to plan a burglary at a home in Barton.  The communications were seized by investigators at the jail, and revealed details on when, where and how to commit the burglary, as well as the suspected take.  The proceeds from the burglary were to be used to help post bond for Hockman. Mrs. Hockman was subsequently caught in the act of the burglary the next day and she was convicted of First Degree Burglary for her role in the offense. The Honorable W. Timothy Finan, Circuit Court Judge for Allegany County, revoked Hockman’s bond and remanded him to the custody of the Allegany County Detention Center pending sentencing and ordered a presentence investigation. The case was investigated by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police.  Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean prosecuted the case.  Hockman was represented by attorney Armand Pannone.

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