UPDATE 1/23/13: Michael Jahrome Powell Jr. was sentenced to one year in jail, and suspended to 120 days. Powell was given credit for the 72 days he has spent in jail since being arrested on October 31. The judge also ordered that Powell pay $1,127 in restitution. Powell will be on supervised probation until March 2015. St. Mary’s District Judge Christy Holt Chesser presided over the case.
UPDATE: Court documents added.
UPDATE: On October 31, Corporal Keith Moritz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit located, and arrested Michael Jahrome Powell Jr., 18 of no fixed address. Powell was arrested without incident in the parking lot of Millison Plaza. Powell was charged with three counts of burglary, vandalism, and theft under $1,000.
Powell is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a $15,000 bail.
10/30/12: On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1:23 a.m., police in St. Mary’s County responded to report of a burglary in progress at the Target Department Store located 45155 First Colony Way in California.
Units arrived on scene to discover a black male with no facial hair, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, wearing a black jacket and a black hat. The suspect could be seen on video surveillance by an off site security center in the electronics department using a chair to try and break into display cases. The suspect was able to exit through one of the rear doors and then ran into the wooded area behind Target while police were chasing the suspect on foot. A police perimeter was set up in the neighborhood behind the department store to search for the burglary suspect. The suspect stole clothing, but dropped it while running through the woods. No word if any electronics were taken.
No store employees were in the store at the time of the burglary.
Police were on scene within three minutes of the call being dispatched.
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