They were arrested in December for several break-ins.
Three people were indicted on Friday for a series of burglaries in Frederick County. The Grand Jury charged Paul Schumaker, 27, who has no fixed address, Barbara Sneden, 28, of Mechanicsville, Md., and Blair Sullivan, 22, of New Market, with 1st- and 4th-degree burglary, theft and conspiracy. "They actually face charges on four county burglaries that occurred in the beginning of December of 2012," says State's Attorney Charlie Smith.
He says grand jury indictments mean the defendants' cases will now move to Circuit Court, and a trial will take place within 180 days.
Shumaker, Sneden and Sullivan were arrested in December for a series of residential burglaries, in which money and jewelry were removed. In one case, medals from a military man were stolen. "They guy actually was a Green Beret and they broke into his home and stole various medals," says Smith.
He says two of the break-ins occurred in the New Market area, and one took place in Yellow Springs. The break-in where the military medals were stolen occurred in Jefferson.
One of the defendants, Barbara Sneden, attempted to commit suicide while incarcerated at the County Detention Center, according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities say on Thursday, December 13th, a correctional officer conducting routine security rounds in the Female Housing Unit saw Sneden trying to hang herself with a bed sheet from a shower rod. Sneden was cut down. Medical attention was provided to Sneden until an ambulance could come and take her to Frederick Memorial Hospital.