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For Immediate Release

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Nine Former Correctional Officers at Roxbury Correctional Institute Charged with Assault

BALTIMORE, MD (February 27, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that nine former correctional officers at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown have been charged by criminal information in Washington County with one count each of second degree assault for allegedly assaulting an inmate at the facility in March, 2008.

Second degree assault is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a $2,500 fine. A criminal information is an accusation and an individual is presumed innocent unless the State proves him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is being prosecuted by Attorney General Gansler’s Criminal Division. The Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ Internal Investigative Unit assisted in the investigation.

Charges Filed Against:

Robert Harvey, 62; Reginald Martin, 38; Scott Boozel, 28; Michael Morgan, 39; Tim Mellott, 22; Dustin Norris, 24; Keith Morris, 26; Tyson Hinkle, 33; and Lucas Kelly, 29.


   

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