The big news on Tuesday was the guilty plea from Barry H. Landau, who admitted in federal court to pilfering thousands of historic documents from Baltimore and four other states. He and his accomplice were caught last year when an alert part-time, and suspicious, librarian hid on a balcony and spotted one of them hiding a document.
View a photo gallery of Landau walking into court and of documents taken from the Maryland Historical Society.
Read Landau's plea agreement with the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.
The big news coming today is out of Charlottsville, where The Sun's Tricia Bishop is covering the trial for George W. Huguely V. Opening statements are expected this morning. The suspect is charged with murder in the death of his former University of Virginia girlfriend, Yeardley Love.
There has been been lots of other crime in the area as well. Police in Bel Air found a fetus in a trash bin Tuesday evening, and Julius Henson lost his bid to get charges thrown out in the robocall case. The political operative is charged with helping former Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. suppress the vote during the last gubernatorial election.
In Baltimore, a man was arrested and charged with shooting another man in January in the Mayfield neighborhood, according to city police. Police also said they charged Joseph Butler, 20, and Marcus Lennon, 22, with fatally shooting Shayvon Booker on Louden Avenue in Southwest Baltimore. The shooting occurred Jan. 29 about 11 p.m.
And the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office said two men were sentenced -- one to life in prison, the other to 75 years -- for shooting a man while the victim's mother watched. Prosecutors said the shooting occurred in April last year on Shannon Drive in Northeast Baltimore. Read more about the shooting here.
In Harford County, the Sheriff's Office said deputies quickly arrested a 30-year-old man who they charged with robbing a BB&T Bank Monday morning in the 2400 block of Baldwin Mill Road. Julius Elmo Montgomery, of the 1800 block of Selvin Drive in Bel Air, was charged with robbery. Police said he showed the teller a note demanding money. Read more and see a picture of the suspect here.
Federal prosecutors said that a 38-year-old man was sentenced to 8 years in prison for threatening to kill an ATF agent. Craig Allan Shepperd pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot the officer in the head when police tried to serve him with an arrest warrant charging him with burning down a horse barn in Monkton in August last year.
Shepperd told police he was a marksman and, according to prosecutors, "held his hand up imitating a pistol, pointed directly at [the officer] and motioned as if puling the trigger." Read more about the case here.
And in Prince George's County, federal prosecutors said that a 29-year-old school bus driver pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography. The prosecutors said that Scott Smallwood, of Upper Marlboro, left a computer drive on a convenience store counter, and that the person who found it saw images of child pornography.
Police said the found the boy in the video. Smallwood drove elementary school children, and for a church at night. He faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in June. Read more about this case here.
On the white-collar crime front, a Davidsonville man was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for wire fraud stemming from a plot to defraud lenders and a title insurance company of $2.8 million. Read here for more details.
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