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Queenstown man won't serve time in theft of $3.5 million stained-glass windows

Queenstown man won't serve time in theft of $3.5 million stained-glass windows

Prosecutors may have partly solved the puzzle of who stole 64 valuable, antique stained-glass windows from the estate of the Maryland man who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Clark Wayne Elrod, 53, of 139 Strong Farm Lane, Queenstown, entered an Alford plea Friday in Queen Anne's County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor count of conspiring to steal property valued at less than $1,000 from the estate of Robert W. Kearns. In exchange, a prosecutor dropped a felony count of theft of property with a value of between $10,000 and $100,000. Because he entered an Alford plea, Elrod didn't admit that he was involved in stealing the collection of windows, which, according to one...

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