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Multi-State Fugitive Captured By CPD

August 23rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On 8/22/16 at approximately 10:30 p.m. a Deputy with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Queen City Drive, Cumberland, MD. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and found it to be occupied by Valerie Palm and "Robert Thomas" both of Hagerstown, MD. 

After an investigation into the subjects identities the Deputy assisted by Pfc. B. Leedy of the Cumberland Police Department was able to determine that "Robert Thomas" was connected with multiple fictitious names. 

"Robert Thomas" was determined to actually be 35 year old Mark Allen Smith of Hagerstown, MD. A check of Smith conducted by the Allegany County Joint Communications Center revealed him to be actively wanted in 7 jurisdictions across 2 States. 

Smith was placed under arrest and taken before a Commissioner of the District Court who remanded him to the custody of the Sheriff without bond. 

Charges:

State of Maryland

Washington County, MD

CDS distribution of Heroin, CDS possession of Heroin

Frederick County, MD

Failure to appear – driving without a license

Montgomery County, MD

Failure to appear-driving without a license

Baltimore County, MD

Circuit Court Indictment- CDS distribution not marijuana

Charges:

State of Pennsylvania

York County, PA 

Possession with Intent to Distribute – Heroin

York County, PA

Failure to appear- extradition hearing

Franklin County, PA

Failure to appear- obstruction of justice.

Allegany County, MD  charges are pending 


 

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