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State’s Attorney’s Office Notes Pair Of Convictions

August 24th, 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, August 24, 2015, that two local cases resulted in convictions.

Trent Muir, 21 of Lonaconing, was convicted in Allegany County Circuit Court of one count of Conspiracy to commit First Degree Burglary.

On Sunday, February 22, 2015, residents of a home in Barton returned from church to find two individuals exiting their house.  A juvenile intruder was detained at the scene, while the second individual, whom they recognized to be Mr. Muir, fled the scene.  A short time later, a family member of the victims found Muir running near a creek not far from the crime scene and detained him until police arrived.  The victims reported jewelry had been taken during the burglary.

The Honorable W. Timothy Finan, Circuit Court Judge for Allegany County, sentenced Muir to 10 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections, suspending five years of the sentence.  Upon his release, he will be monitored under supervised probation and required to make restitution to the victims and their insurance company.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean, who prosecuted the case, “Mr. Muir is a young man, with a minor adult criminal history.  This sentence reflects the seriousness of the crime.  He violated the sanctity of someone’s home, while they were at church.  Hopefully when he comes out, he will make good decisions to avoid ever going back.”

The case was investigated by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office.  Muir was represented by attorney David Schram, of the Public Defender’s Office.

In a second case, Jason George, 35 of Rawlings, was convicted in Allegany County Circuit Court of one count of Felony Theft and one count of Fourth Degree Burglary.

A burglary was reported at a convenience store in Cresaptown the morning of  February 22, 2015.  The investigation revealed that George had entered the store after business hours, and removed cash and cigarettes.

The Honorable W. Timothy Finan, Circuit Court Judge for Allegany County, sentenced George to 13 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections, suspending three years of the sentence.  Upon George’s release, he will be on supervised probation and required to make restitution to the victim.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean, who prosecuted the case, “Mr. George’s sentence reflects the seriousness of the crime and his lengthy criminal history.”

The case was investigated by the Maryland State Police.  George was represented by attorney David Schram, of the Public Defender’s Office.

 

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