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Maryland Woman Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison

 

 WASHINGTON - Anika Williams, 35, of Bowie, Md., was sentenced July 26th, to 27 months in prison on a federal charge stemming from the theft of more than $450,000 from her employer, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

 

Jason Scott Convicted of Federal Home Invasion, Firearms and Child Pornography Production Charges

 

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal jury July,18th convicted Jason Thomas Scott, age 28, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on 11 federal felony charges relating to a series of crimes committed during more than 50 burglaries and nine armed home invasion robberies.  The convictions include armed carjacking, production of child pornography, theft of firearms and related gun charges.  Scott has been held in custody since 2009.  The trial started on June 28 and lasted for three weeks.

The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Colonel Terrence Sheridan, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

Community Reacts to Council Member Leslie Johnson's Resignation

 

Leslie Johnson resigned from the Prince George's County Council Tuesday, July 5th, after she plead guilty on charges of obstruction of justice and destroying evidence in an extensive federal corruption investigation that involved her husband, Jack Johnson.

We went to Prince George’s County to learn how Leslie Johnson’s district handled the news. The majority of the residents we spoke with were happy with Johnson’s decision and look forward to new representation.

“I think a resignation seems appropriate. It’s better for the community and the county because she was unable to be effective in her position due to the pending charges. I’m glad she didn’t draw the community into a messy battle,” said John Batchlor.

“It was a good thing for Leslie Johnson to resign. It allows the community to put this behind them,” George Herbert said.

Three Men Indicted in Conspiracy to Kidnap a Bank Employee

 

This story comes to us from Marcia Murphy:

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted Darrell Jose Carter, a/k/a “Shorty,” age 43, of Fort Washington, Maryland; Jeffery Edelen, age 42; and Kendall Taylor, a/k/a “Shamsideen Salaam,” age 40, both of Washington, D.C. for conspiracy to kidnap and use of a handgun during a crime of violence, in connection with the home invasion of a bank employee.

Identity of Suspects Sought in Armored Car Robbery in Clinton

This story comes to us from Cpl. Larry Johnson:

Prince George’s County, Maryland:  The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with an armored car robbery in Clinton, Maryland.

On April 25, 2011 at approximately 1:55 p.m., two suspects approached the victim from behind as he was transporting money in the 7800 block of Old Branch Avenue. One of the suspects displayed an assault rifle, the other suspect brandished a silver handgun and demanded the money from the victim. The victim complied and the suspects took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene in a white van.

PGPD Announces Arrests in Homicide on Glenshire Drive

PGPD Announces Arrests in Homicide on Glenshire Drive

This press release came to us yesterday from Cpl. Larry Johnson:

 

 The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested Alusine Kanu, 22, Ransford Caulker, 25,  and Tanseh John Nicholas, 25, in connection with the homicide of Oluseun A. Fashina, 23, in Glendale, Maryland.   

On April 17, 2011 at approximately 4:14 a.m., Patrol Units responded to the 10800 block of Glenshire Drive for a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, Patrol Units found Fashina, of the 15000 block of Jennings Lane in Bowie, Maryland, suffering from trauma to his body.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Boxer Convicted of 1st Degree Assault

This story comes to us from Ramón V. Korionoff:


UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced that Circuit Court Judge Maureen Lamasney found Ronald Dion Boyd, 31, of Suitland, Maryland, guilty of first degree assault after he strangled and repeatedly punched his wife because she hugged another man at a nightclub. 

 

The incident occurred last April and the defendant was a trained boxer.

 

Prosecutors successfully used testimony of the wife’s friend who witnessed the assault as well as her medical records that detailed the victim’s injuries.