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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Three Men Facing Federal Indictment For Charges Related To A Series Of Baltimore County Burglaries

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Demar A. Brown, age 34, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Jashon C. Fields, age 33, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Kamar O. Beckles, age 33 of Teaneck, New Jersey, today on charges of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property, related to a series of burglaries in Baltimore County, Maryland.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

According to the four-count indictment, from at least November 29, 2017, through January 26, 2018, the defendants conspired to burglarize residences in Baltimore County and steal property including cash, safes, jewelry, designer purses, bags and clothing, electronics and other items, then transport the stolen property outside of Maryland, including residences in North Carolina, to which Brown had access.

Specifically, the indictment alleges that during the conspiracy the defendants, wearing gloves and masks, broke into 18 residences using rocks and other materials to break the doors and windows, and covered surveillance cameras.  According to the indictment, frequently one defendant remained in a getaway vehicle while the other conspirators committed the burglaries.  The defendants allegedly used cell phones and two-way radios to communicate during the burglaries, and stored the stolen items in hotel rooms they rented in Maryland before transporting the stolen goods to locations outside of Maryland, including residences in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to which Brown had access.

The defendants each face a maximum sentence of five years in prison for the conspiracy; and 10 years in prison for each of three counts of interstate transportation of stolen property.  An initial appearance in U.S. District Court has not yet been scheduled.  The defendants are currently detained in connection with related charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the FBI, the Baltimore County Police Department, and the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation, and thanked the City of Winston-Salem (NC) Police Department for its assistance.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zachary A. Myers and Paul A. Riley, who are prosecuting the case.

 

 

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Updated June 19, 2018