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October 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Man Sentenced to 42 Years for Involvement in Double Murder

Noah Barnett of Silver Spring was sentenced Oct. 8 to 42 years in prison for his role as an accessory after the fact to first degree murder in the execution style deaths of two men. In January 2020, Barnett, 21, pled guilty to the deaths of 23-year-old Jordan Radway of Laurel and 24-year-old Christian Roberts […]

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October 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Gaithersburg Officers Not Indicted for Police-Involved Fatal Shooting

It took a grand jury one hour to declare that four Gaithersburg police officers should not be charged in the Jan. 8 fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man. According to police, the officers from Gaithersburg Street Crimes Unit approached Kwamena Ocran who was walking on South Frederick Avenue after receiving information he had a handgun. […]

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October 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Jury Finds Silver Spring Man Guilty of Second Degree Murder

A Silver Spring man was convicted of second degree murder Wednesday in the stabbing death of Jose Augusto Ruiz on June 14, 2020. Denzel Kasaka, 23, will be sentenced Feb. 18 in connection with Ruiz’s death. Kasaka faces a maximum of 40 years. During prosecution, Assistant State’s Attorney Donna Fenton said Kasaka used Instagram to […]

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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officials to Appear at Neighborhood Events on National Night Out

Prompted by a year of protests against police shootings and studies into ways to change policing in the county, Police Chief Marcus Jones, Sheriff Darren Popkin and Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s John McCarthy plan to promote community building and partnerships by attending cookouts and block parties Tuesday as part of National Night Out. The idea […]

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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Three Candidates Seek to Unseat State’s Attorney John McCarthy

Tom DeGonia, former president of the Montgomery County Bar Association, joins lawyer Bernice Mireku-North and prosecutor Perry Paylor in an attempt to become Montgomery County State’s Attorney. All three are running in the Democratic primary, which will be held June 28, 2022. DeGonia of Olney is a partner at the law firm of Ethridge, Quinn, […]

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June 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

State’s Attorney Announces Project to Evaluate Criminal Prosecutions in Montgomery County 

During a press conference Wednesday, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy announced a new project to analyze criminal prosecutions in the county and ensure fairness in criminal justice. “As State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, my primary objective is to maintain public safety for all members of our diverse community,” McCarthy said in a statement. “Critical […]

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February 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Monitoring Extremist ‘Chatter’ Marking Anniversary of Police Shooting

Anti-government extremists may be coming to Montgomery County next month to protest on the one-year anniversary of the police fatal shooting of Duncan Lemp. March 12 marks the one year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Lemp, 21, of North Potomac. According to John McCarthy, state’s attorney for Montgomery County, there has been chatter on […]

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August 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Catherine Hoggle Found Incompetent to Stand Trial Again

A competent status hearing was held on Tuesday to determine if there has been any changes in Catherine Hoggle’s mental condition. The judge found Hoggle incompetent to stand trial for the 2014 disappearance of her two children Sarah and Jacob Hoggle. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy says the next status hearing for Hoggle will […]

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August 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

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State’s Attorney Seeks Delay in Hoggle Competency Ruling

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office is asking a Circuit Court judge to hold off ruling on Catherine Hoggle’s competency for four more months, according to a motion filed this week. Hoggle, 32, faces murder charges in the deaths of her two children, Sarah and Jacob. She has been ruled incompetent since the children’s disappearance […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Leaders Talk Elder Abuse Awareness Day

To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County held its ninth annual Senior Safety Forum at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Silver Spring on Thursday. The event offered hundreds of seniors resources to combat elder abuse. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay spoke to Montgomery County resident Ernestine Johnson, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human […]

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