Three arrested in Hampstead, charged with multiple counts of burglary

Three Hampstead residents were arrested Friday and charged with multiple counts of burglary.

Richard Daniel Price, 28, of the 2400 block of Fairmount Road, was charged with four counts, including theft scheme between $1,000 and $10,000 and first-degree burglary, in connection to the alleged burglary in Hampstead. He was also charged with 13 counts, including multiple counts of removing prescription labels, having contraband while in confinement and possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana, according to electronic court records.


Price was held on $30,000 bail for the 13 counts related to possession and $5,000 bail for the four counts related to burglary. He posted both bails and was released on Sunday, according to electronic court records.

Jeramy Wayne Logsdon, 34, and Candice Pearson, 33, also of the 2400 block of Fairmount Road, were both charged with 14 counts, including one count of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, theft between $1,000 and $10,0000 and multiple counts of first-, second- and fourth-degree burglary, according to electronic court records.

Logsdon and Pearson were both released on their own recognizance Friday, according to electronic court records.

Deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office were called to residences in the 4000 block of Schalk Road and the 3400 block of Falls Road in Hampstead on March 8, for reports of a burglary, according to statements of probable cause.

According to the statements, at least one person forced their way into a garage attached to the residence in the 4000 block of Schalk Road and a detached garage in the 3400 block of Falls Road. Multiple items were stolen, including a green Honda vehicle, power tools, electronics and hunting bows.

The items stolen were valued at at least $8,500, according to the statement.

The investigating deputy learned that Pearson had pawned some of the items of the two different pawn shops in Carroll County on March 8 and 9, leading him to also determine that Pearson, Logsdon and Price allegedly conspired together to steal the items, according to the statement.

Price is allegedly the mastermind behind the burglary scheme, as he is accused of engaging in criminal solicitation to convince Pearson and Logsdon to help with the burglary, according to the statement.

Price was also charged with bringing contraband into the detention center, following his arrest for his alleged participation in the Hampstead burglaries.

Price refused to take off his boxer briefs during a standard search before he could join the jail's general population, according to the statement of probably cause. Price then asked if he could throw his cigarettes away, and an officer noticed that he then began to remove Suboxone through the opening on his boxer briefs, according to a statement.

Calls made to numbers listed for Logsdon, Price and Pearson were unanswered as of 6:45 p.m. Monday.

A preliminary hearing for Logson has been set for April 5. A preliminary hearing has been set for Price on April 8 for the charges related to the alleged burglaries and on May 24 for the charges relating to the contraband possession. No trial date had been set for Pearson as of 4:30 p.m. Monday.