Four were for burglary offenses.
Frederick, Md (KM). The Frederick County Grand Jury on Friday handed down five indictments; four were for burglary offenses.
The panel charged Davon Shakar Nichols-Sutton, 24, of Frederick, with 1st and 2nd-degree burglary, 4th-degree burglary of a storehouse, theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and theft less than $1,000 for an incident on September 23rd of this year. “There was some burglary activity that was happening over in the residential area of West College Terrace, and he happened to be the guy that was doing it,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith. “He was breaking into residences, one was being renovated. And he had removed some company tools and pawned them later the same day.”
Two indictments were handed down to Curtis Marshall Thornton, 37, of Keymar Maryland. One charges him with 2nd-degree burglary, 4th-degree burglary of a storehouse and theft less than $1,000 for an incident on August 31st, 2017. The second indictment charges Thornton with 1st-degree burglary, 4th-degree burglary of a dwelling and theft less than $1,000 for an offense which occurred on September 25th.
Smith says the first offense was “over off of Old Frederick Road. Again, residential burglary where he was stealing chain saws. He was pawning them. He was also indicted on a separate charge for a similar incident over on Main Street in Woodsboro.” In that second incident, Smith says Thornton was stealing air compressors, miter saws and other items from a home, and pawning them.
A third indictment in a burglary case involved James Edward Palmer,Jr., 47, of Brunswick. The Grand Jury indicted him for 2nd-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree burglary, 4th-degree burglary of a storehouse, theft between $100 and $1,500, malicious destruction of property less than $,1000 and trespassing on private property for breaking into the Brunswick Hardware Store on October 12th. “A civilian called 911 after seeing flashlights inside the store after hours. Both him and his co-defendant were charged on it. They had been stealing merchandise from that store,” says Smith.
A fifth indictment was handed down on Friday to Maurice McCoy Sumpter, 46, of Clear Spring. He charged with Possession with intent to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute narcotics (heroin ), possession with intent to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute narcotics (both heroin and cocaine), possession of cocaine, possession of suboxone and possession of paraphernalia (a cut straw for heroin).
These charges are for an incident which occurred on October 22nd. “This was a traffic stop that the Sheriff’s Office did. They him driving erratically. They pulled him over and search incident to arrest they found some items in his car. Had 110 capsules of heroin, and also had cocaine and other related items,” says Smith.
These indictments move these cases to the Grand Jury where a trial date will be set.
Smith says there were some indictments issued on Friday which remain under seal until the defendants are located.
By Kevin McManus