Oct 1, 2012

Shot 5 times, suspect sues Montgomery County for $10M

A Germantown man acquitted of disarming a police officer has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Montgomery County, claiming the officer used excessive force in shooting him five times during that altercation, including three times after he had blacked out.

Sep 25, 2012

44 senators write Cuban president about Md. man

WASHINGTON — Forty-four senators have written to Cuba’s president to call for the release of a Maryland man imprisoned in Cuba for almost three years. The one-page letter released Tuesday is signed by 34 Democrats, nine Republicans and independent Joseph Lieberman. It says that the detention of Alan Gross is a major obstacle to improving […]

Jun 15, 2012

Charges filed against Myersville man shot by police

HAGERSTOWN — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says it has obtained a warrant charging a Myersville man who was critically wounded by police after he pointed a loaded handgun at them. The agency said Thursday that the arrest warrant charges 45-year-old James Jardina with first-degree assault, theft of a stolen handgun and other offenses stemming […]

Apr 23, 2012

Man gets life plus 20 years in girlfriend’s murder

A man who reported his girlfriend missing after shooting her in the head and dumping her body in the woods has been sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison. Tyrone Webb Jr. was sentenced Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. He was convicted of first-degree murder in January. Webb’s first trial in 2010 ended […]

Apr 18, 2012

Maryland man pleads guilty in software piracy case

WILMINGTON, Del. — A former NASA employee has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in an alleged copyright infringement scheme led by two Chinese nationals. Thirty-eight-year-old Cosburn Wedderburn of Windsor Mill, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. Federal prosecutors say he purchased more than $1 million worth of stolen software. Authorities also […]

Jan 27, 2012

Poolesville man who drove truck into crowd gets 18 months

FREDERICK — A Poolesville man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for driving his pickup truck into a crowd at a drag-racing track in Monrovia last June. Twenty-five-year-old Justin Wachter was sentenced Friday for one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He also must make restitution of about $7,000 […]

Nov 29, 2011

Maryland man free in Aruba but still under legal cloud

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — A Gaithersburg man is out of jail for the first time in nearly four months, but prosecutors hope to persuade an Aruba appeals court to put him back behind bars as early as Wednesday as a suspect in the disappearance of his female traveling companion. Businessman Gary Giordano left prison Tuesday night, […]

Oct 11, 2011

New appeal for Gaithersburg man held in Aruba tourist case

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — A lawyer for a U.S. man detained in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel companion has filed an appeal for his release. Aruban attorney Michael Lopez says he asked a court to immediately release Gary Giordano. Lopez said in a statement Tuesday he asked for the court to at least […]

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