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Man gets six years for probation violation

Robert Alan Mandley, Jr. 

Leonardtown, MD -- A Charlotte Hall man has been ordered to serve the six years of a sentence that was originally suspended. Robert Mandley, Jr, 25, was sentenced May 11 in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court by Judge Michael Stamm. Mandley pled guilty to the violation of the probation on convictions for third-degree burglary and third-degree sex offense.

Mandley pled guilty Feb. 17 of 2012 to the two offenses with sentences totaling eight years, but six years of that was suspended. Mandley’s probation was violated for testing positive for cocaine, admitting to smoking marijuana and being discharged from a drug treatment program at Walden-Sierra.

Mandley's probation was also violated for having been convicted of two crimes since those two offenses: conspiracy to commit extortion and sneaking contraband into the jail.

Mandley was also arrested earlier this year on a number of charges including second-degree assault and resisting arrest. According to police reports, it was alleged that Mandley struck a victim in the face. The report goes on to say “Mandley then struck a second victim in the face. He had also damaged property in the residence prior to the assault. Deputy Smith (of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department) placed Mandley under arrest and in handcuffs. While walking Mandley to the patrol car he attempted to flee from deputies.”

During the May 11 sentencing hearing, the mother of Mandley’s four-year-old daughter testified that she loved Mandley and had visited him in jail. The woman said that Mandley’s issue was alcohol, but that otherwise he was a good father.

Mandley’s attorney, public defender Sean Moran asked that Judge Stamm sentence his client to local time, meaning 18 months or less. “But for the alcohol issue he’s a fine person,” the attorney said, adding “He needs to get a grip on his alcohol situation.”

But Judge Stamm noted Mandley’s positive cocaine test in saying Mandley obviously had issues other than drinking. “You didn’t test positive for drinking. You tested positive for cocaine,” the judge reminded Mandley.

Mandley was given credit or the 46 days he had served since his most recent arrest.

Contact Dick Myers at dick.myers@thebaynet.com

 

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