Keyser Woman Charged in Attempted Robbery
Keyser resident Celesta Fawn Jamison has been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery earlier this week at the Fair Price Market in Westernport. She was identified after C3I investigators reviewed surveillance video from the business and obtained other evidence, linking her to the crime. She was taken before a District Court Commissioner, and is currently beingt held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, pending her next court appearance.
Inmate Sentenced in Murder
Kim Lee Hargett has pleaded guilty to second degree murder, in connection with the death of Blas Mata-Aguilar. Mata-Aguilar was Hargett’s cellmate at the Western Correctional Institution, and was found unresponsive in his cell. Hargett received 20 years, consecutive to his current sentence. The incident occurred on February 2nd of last year. Hargett is now incarcerated at the North Branch Correctional Institution, and will be released on approximately 2055.
Man Shot and Killed in Romney
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a case involving the fatal shooting of Daniel Allen Corey in Romney, West Virginia. Corey had been watching a football game Sunday evening, when he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was found lying on the floor of a second-floor bedroom of his residence on High Street. Autopsy results and ballistics test results are being awaited, and additional information is being sought from the public.
More Time Added To Molester’s Sentence
Former Clearville resident Greg Allen Gibbs has been resentenced in connection to a case involving the molestation of three children, two of whom were his own. Gibbs was originally sentenced to 120 to 240 years; he has now been sentenced to 217 to 467 years. He and his ex-wife, Tammy Sue Gibbs, were accused of sexual abuse involving their 4-year old son and 5-year old daughter, as well as Tammy Gibbs’ 7-year old daughter from a previous relationship. They were first arrested in August of 2007. Greg Gibbs was convicted of all 29 counts against him.
Baltimore Woman Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison
Forty-eight year old Diana Lynn Vaught of Baltimore has been sentenced to ten years in prison, with an additional five year suspended sentence. She was charged in February of last year with multiple counts of robbery and other charges, when she stole a vehicle from a Cumberland woman in South Cumberland. She was apprehended a short time later in downtown Cumberland. She was charged with multiple counts of robbery. State’s Attorney Michael Twigg commended both the Cumberland City Police and other law enforcement agencies in apprehending Ms. Vaught.
Augusta Woman Pleads Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Scheme
Augusta, West Virginia resident Brenda Swisher has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a murder-for-hire scheme, in which she paid a would-be assassin to kill the wife of a former boyfriend. Last November, she contacted someone she thought was a hit man and offered $3500 to kill the woman, who works as a probation officer. She is currently free on bond, but faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Man Arrested Following North Lee Street Assault
Nineteen year old Cumberland resident Dustin Liller was arrested, following an assault incident on North Lee Street Wednesday evening. Liller allegedly assaulted and threw the victim into a bathtub. He was later released on personal recognizance. The victim did not require medical attention.
Beitzel Announces Newsletter
Delegate Wendell Betizel has announced the continuation of his weekly e-mail newsletter to keep constituents more informed on issues during the 430th regular session of the Maryland General Assembly. The gas tax, same-sex marriage, and the flush tax will be discussed in the upcoming newsletters. Also, issues such as school funding and Marcellus Shale development will be addressed. For those who would like to receive the free, electronic newsletter, please contact his Annapolis office at (410)-841-3435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Education Week” Shows Maryland Schools on Top
“Education Week” magazine has rated Maryland “number one” in schools across the country, which marks the fourth year in a row, the public school system gets the best grades in its class of 50 states. Last month, the U.S. government awarded Maryland a $50 million “Race to the Top” grant, based on efforts in early childhood education. Six criteria categories were used in grading schools. Just behind Maryland schools, those from Massachusetts, New York and Virginia, were the top schools in the country.