States Attorney John McCarthy

December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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May 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Immigrants’ Rights Group Objects to County’s Funding Proposal

An immigrants’ rights organization that was in line to receive a Montgomery County grant to provide legal representation to residents who face deportation has rejected changes to the proposal and doesn’t want the money. “Not as it stands right now,” said Claudia Cubas, litigation director at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, on Monday. “If they […]

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April 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

State’s Attorney’s Office Win Murder, Attempted Murder Convictions on Same Day

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office won two convictions Monday —a murder charge against a man who killed his pregnant fiancée and an attempted murder charge against a man who participated in a botched drug deal. “Yesterday was a great day to be state’s attorney in Montgomery County,” State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Tuesday at […]

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October 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, McCarthy Describe How They’ll Use New Anti-Gang Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s law enforcement agencies will monitor prison phone calls, scour social media posts and tap phone lines in its renewed effort to combat gang violence. State’s Attorney John McCarthy detailed the efforts Tuesday as police agencies and Montgomery County Public Schools signed a memo describing how they will use nearly $844,000 to fight a […]

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September 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Mental Health Court Needs Money for More Therapists, McCarthy Says

State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Thursday he needs $200,000 to add two therapists who will serve as part of the Mental Health Court, a part of the county legal system that diverts individuals who suffer from mental illness away from incarceration and toward treatment and community supports. McCarthy and six Montgomery County Council members praised […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for July 14-20

Sunflowers, politics, shopping and, of course, public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Leggett Plans More Resources to Combat Gangs in County

UPDATE: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will meet with Police Chief Tom Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy within the next month to decide how to provide more resources to law enforcement to combat increasing gang activity, Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield said Tuesday. “We want to make sure we’re doing it in the most effective […]

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July 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from July 7-13

Changes at a local shopping center and blooming sunflowers topped our Top 10 list this week. We had several public safety stories included the ongoing legal proceedings on Catherine Hoggle’s competency and the sentencing of a man who went on a shooting spree. Construction of a bridge over I-270 got underway. A bridge over the […]

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July 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Tordil Gets Life Without Possibility of Parole Plus 3 Life Sentences (VIDEO)

Eulalio Tordil — the man charged in four Montgomery County shootings, two fatal — was sentenced Friday to life without the possibility of parole for one killing, and consecutive life sentences for the other three offenses. “This was a man who left behind notes that indicated he intended to commit suicide by cop. … He […]

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July 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Youth Convicted for Orchestrating Gang Attack (VIDEO)

A 17-year-old Montgomery Village teenager was convicted Thursday for ordering assaults on two victims just because they were wearing the wrong gang colors near the Lakeforest mall, the State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday. Jose Zaldivar-Medina, who was described as a member of the violent MS-13 gang, faces 63 years in prison for the April 7, […]

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