On Sept. 29, two men were accused of stealing over $400 worth of clothing from a shopping center in Maryland. The incident took place in Waldorf when Charles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about suspected criminal activities going on behind a shopping center on Crain Highway at approximately 6:15 p.m.
Officers who responded to the scene allegedly spotted a 19-year-old man and a 25-year-old man with articles of clothing that had been taken from a store nearby. After conducting an investigation into the matter, the officers say they determined that the pair had committed a theft. It is unclear what store the clothing was believed to have been stolen from or who alerted the deputies to the alleged theft.
The 19-year-old man was cited for theft, and the 25-year-old man was taken to Charles County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of theft and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The marijuana charge was reportedly a result of officer’s finding an unknown quantity of suspected marijuana in a duffle bag belonging to the accused man.
In some cases, a person who is accused of theft may have received criminal charges despite a lack of substantial evidence. At that point, an attorney may be able to help the individual to present a strong case to dispute the allegations that are being presented by the prosecution. Even if the evidence against a defendant is overwhelming, the attorney may still be able to help the individual to avoid serious penalties by working out some type of plea deal.
Source: Southern Maryland News Net, “Two Indian Head Men Arrested for Clothing Theft in Waldorf”, October 01, 2014
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