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JOSEPH DAMION ROLAND v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to permit testimony — Defense witnesses

A jury in the Circuit Court for Washington County convicted Joseph Damion Roland, appellant, of second-degree assault, attempted theft of property valued under $1,000, and rogue and vagabond. The court sentenced appellant to a prison term of ten years for assault and a suspended, consecutive three years for rogue and vagabond, to be followed by a three-year period of probation. Appellant’s sole contention on appeal is that the court abused its discretion in prohibiting two defense witnesses from testifying.

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