Being accused of a theft crime in Maryland can lead to harsh consequences if the accused is ultimately convicted. Whether the alleged theft involves cash or even something such as a person's clothing, those facing theft charges should understand what these charges mean and how a conviction may affect their future. This can be especially crucial if such charges involve additional felonies.
Police have arrested a Maryland man and allege that he is responsible for assaulting and robbing two different victims within a span of two days. In the first incident, the 24-year old has been charged with the felony crimes of first and second-degree attempted murder, robbery, theft and first and second degree assault. He is charged with first and second-degree assault, robbery and disorderly conduct in the second incident.
The reported victim of the first incident is currently unable to speak to police due to extensive facial injuries. He is currently being treated at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
A day after the first assault, police were responding to another assault call and detained the man. He was identified by a witness as an alleged suspect in the assault. While the man was being processed at the police station, law enforcement officials claim that they found the wallet of the first victim in his possession. They also claim that the man was wearing the first victim's shoes.
Being charged with felony crimes such as attempted murder, robbery and assault is a serious matter that could have devastating consequences. Any Maryland resident who is facing charges of this nature may want to seek the advice of a legal professional who is experienced in all aspects of criminal defense.
Source: Geln Burnie Patch, "Police: robbery suspect wearing shoes of previous victim," Greg Hambrick, July 24, 2015