August 1, 2017: Indictment of George N. Ball
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August 1, 2017: Indictment of George N. Ball

INDICTMENT

 

            The GRAND JURY for the State of Maryland, sitting in Talbot County, their oath and affirmations, charge GEORGE N. BALL, with having committed the following offenses:

COUNT 1

Misconduct in Office – Common Law

The Grand Jury of the State of Maryland, for the County of Talbot, on their oath and affirmation, present that George N. Ball, from on or about August of 2016 and through and including on or about May 23, 2017, in Talbot County, Maryland, in violation and perversion of his duties as the duly sworn Chief of Police of  the town of Trappe, Maryland to uphold, enforce, and obey the laws of the State of Maryland without partiality or prejudice, did corruptly commit misconduct in office by knowingly, willfully, and intentionally, under the color of his office, improperly seizing and keeping  a handgun, reportedly stolen, from the apartment of Heather Harding and further failing to properly process or report same as evidence or recovered property, for the personal benefit of a personal acquaintance, Heather Harding, in violation of the common law and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

(Common Law)

COUNT II

Misconduct in Office – Common Law

The Grand Jury of the State of Maryland, for the County of Talbot, on their oath and affirmation, present that GEORGE N. BALL, on or about September 1, 2015, in Talbot County, Maryland, in violation and perversion of his duties as the duly sworn Chief of  Police of the town  of Trappe, Maryland, to uphold, enforce, and obey the laws of the State of Maryland without partiality or prejudice, did corruptly commit misconduct in office by knowingly, willfully, and intentionally, under the color of his office, obstructing and failing to pursue a legitimate investigation of a reported theft, for the personal benefit of an acquaintance, Heather Harding, in violation of the common law and against  the peace, government and dignity of the State.

(Common Law)

 

     

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EMMET C. DAVITT

STATE PROSEUTOR

Office of the State Prosecutor

Suite 410, Hampton Plaza

300 E. Joppa Road

Towson, Maryland 21286

(410) 321-4067

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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