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March 5, 2014

Garrett man to serve one year in prison in domestic case

OAKLAND — A Grantsville man will serve a year in prison after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment charges.

Ben Edward Nicol, 36, pleaded guilty in  Garrett County Circuit Court to two charges of reckless endangerment. Related charges were dismissed upon his plea.

Judge Jim Sherbin then sentenced Nicol to two years in the Maryland Division of Correction for each charge, to run consecutively, and then suspended all but one year of the sentence.

Nicol will be on probation upon his release from jail as part of the sentence.

Nicol was charged by Maryland State Police who responded to a residence in the Accident area for a domestic dispute.

Officers determined Nicol had returned to his former marital residence with a shotgun and confronted two adult occupants.

 

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