Cumberland Times-News

July 9, 2013

Two get prison time in Garrett cases

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— OAKLAND — A Garrett County man and a Preston County, W.Va., man were sentenced to 10-year prison terms when their cases were heard recently in Garrett County Circuit Court.

Andrew William Schrock, 20, Accident, pleaded guilty in circuit court on June 27 to two charges of third-degree sex offense. Related charges were dismissed upon his plea.  

Judge W. Timothy Finan sentenced Schrock to 10 years in the Maryland Division of Correction for one count and to a concurrent two years for the other.  

Upon his release, Schrock will have to register as a sex offender as ordered by the court.

Schrock was charged by Maryland State Police in June of last year after investigation revealed that he had inappropriate contact with three juveniles over the Memorial Day weekend.

He previously pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sex offense for the first case and was sentenced to one year in the Garrett County Jail, which has been served.    

In another case, Brian Lee Moats, 30, of Eglon, W.Va., pleaded guilty on June 24 to theft between $10,000 and $100,000. Related destruction of property charges were dismissed upon his plea.

Judge Jim Sherbin sentenced Moats to 10 years in the Division of Correction, with five years suspended. Moats will be on probation upon his release with conditions that include paying restitution of almost $11,000.

Moats was charged by investigators with the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office who determined that he had removed industrial use copper wire from a local business and sold it for scrap at area salvage yards.