A Westminster man received probation before judgment after entering a plea agreement for breaking into vehicles in Woodbine last year.
David Thomas Murphy, 20, of the 200 block of Mady Drive, pleaded not guilty but agreed not to challenge the state's version of the facts to one count of theft scheme.
Murphy was ordered to participate in an intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and complete community service, according to Senior Assistant State's Attorney Adam Wells.
Deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an assault in Woodbine on Sept. 11 and learned that those involved, identified as Murphy and a juvenile, had been "car hopping" — stealing from vehicles — before the altercation, according to court records.
The juvenile told the deputies he and Murphy entered an unlocked barn and several unlocked vehicles on Woodbine Road, stealing items such as electronics, sunglasses and cigars, according to records. The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother after speaking with police.
Murphy was also charged with assault in connection with the incident but those charges were dropped as part of the plea, Wells said.