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Local Burglar Gets Four Years

May 4th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County, the Honorable Michael O. Twigg, State’s Attorney, announced on Monday, May 4, 2015, that Joseph Edward Twigg, Jr, 23 of Cumberland, was convicted of conspiracy to commit First Degree Burglary.  The Honorable Gary G. Leasure, Judge of the Circuit Court for Allegany County, sentenced Twigg to five years in the Maryland Division of Corrections, suspending one year of the sentence.  Once Twigg has finished serving his prison sentence, he will be placed on supervised probation with conditions that include restitution to the victim.

On October 3, 2014, troopers with the Maryland State Police responded to a home on Moores Hollow Road in Cumberland for a reported burglary in progress.  Witnesses were on scene and indicated that two men had fled from the home, one on foot, the other by vehicle.  A short time later, the vehicle returned to the neighborhood and witnesses identified the driver of the vehicle, Joseph Twigg, as one of the men that had burglarized the home.  Copper tubing was stolen during the burglary.  The co-defendant, Chandler Thornton, was previously convicted and is currently serving an eight year sentence in the Maryland Division of Corrections. 

The case was investigated by the Maryland State Police.  Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean prosecuted the case.  Mr. Twigg was represented by Michael Stankan, Esq, of the Public Defender’s Office.

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