September 10, 2003
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR VIOLATING
TERMS OF PROBATION IN HANDGUN CASE
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a Carroll
County man, Charles William
Morgan, of 132 Baltimore Avenue, Taneytown, was sentenced September
4 to 18 months incarceration for violating the terms of the probation
on which he was placed after being found guilty of submitting
a false application to purchase a handgun.
November 19, 2001, Morgan pleaded guilty to submitting a false
application to purchase a handgun before the Honorable Lenore
R. Gelfman, sitting for the Circuit Court for Howard County.
Gelfman sentenced Morgan to two years of incarceration, all suspended,
and placed Morgan on five years of supervised probation. As part
of the probation, Morgan was required to not possess any firearms,
to have an alcohol/drug evaluation, to be tested randomly for
alcohol and drugs, to have a psychological evaluation and follow
as directed, to have no adverse contact with the petitioner in
the protective order, to attend an anger management/domestic
violence course, and to obtain his GED. On September 4, 2003,
found Morgan in violation of his probation and resentenced him
to two years of incarceration, with 6 months suspended.
The facts underlying Morgan’s
original conviction are that on April 27, 2001, he completed
an application to purchase a 44-magnum
Ruger Super Black Hawk handgun at a Frederick County gun store.
On the application, Morgan falsely denied that he was subject
to a protective order at that time.
for the Attorney General’s Firearms Trafficking Unit,
which prosecuted this case, comes from grants received from the
Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and the
Maryland State Police Cease Fire Council.