Arrests in Baltimore for illegal guns often lead to dropped charges or little jail time

Edgewood man, charged in triple shooting, also accused of violating earlier probation

An Edgewood man who was arrested earlier this month on attempted murder charges was ordered to remain held without bail Friday for an alleged violation of probation in an earlier case.

Jamar Jefferson, 28, was on probation from a 2011 theft conviction when he was arrested and charged earlier this month in connection with a shooting in Edgewood that left three people wounded.

Jefferson appeared Friday afternoon before Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper for a bail review in Bel Air on the probation violation charge.

Public defender Lynne McChrystal said Jefferson, who lives in the 1700 block of Judy Way, has held odds job in construction and demolition. She asked for bail.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Lewis told Cooper that Jefferson has other charges pending against him, including attempted first- and second-degree murder.

The attempted murder charges stem from the triple shooting May 8 in the Edgewater Village community.

Jefferson was previously charged May 9 with the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, three counts of attempted second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.

He was indicted on those charges May 22 and is scheduled to be arraigned June 11.

According to Maryland electronic court records, Jefferson pleaded guilty on April 13, 2011 to a single charge of theft between $10,000 and $100,000. He jail sentence was suspended, he was fined $2,500 and placed on probation for two years.

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