A Fairfax County grand jury last Monday, March 20, indicted seven people for crimes committed in the local area. Their cases are as follows:
<bt>Marcia Kim Fitzgerald, 46, is accused of burglary, and Kenneth Dean Miller, 38, is accused of grand larceny. Police believe this Chantilly couple broke into their neighbor's mobile home and stole everything from pork chops to pearl necklaces.
The incident occurred Nov. 15, 2005 in the 14500 block of Iberia Circle, in the Dulles Meadows community, off Route 50. Police say the intruders smashed the window on the side door of the victim's home and entered her trailer while she was at work. Miller is due to enter a plea, April 10, in Circuit Court; Fitzgerald is slated to do likewise on April 25.
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<bt>A 58-year-old Fair Oaks man is charged with sexually abusing his 17-year-old, adopted daughter. Centre View is withholding his name because identifying him might also reveal the girl's identity.
According to a detective in the police department's Sex Crimes Unit, on Nov. 27, 2005, the girl reported to the police that she had been "sexually assaulted by her adopted father on numerous occasions." Police charged him with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor. If convicted, he could receive as much as 20 years in prison. He is scheduled for a jury trial on May 9.
<bt>In September 2005, Chantilly's James Robert "Bob" McClendon Jr. was convicted in Loudoun County of bilking a Centreville man out of a quarter of a million dollars. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office had arrested him in October 2004, charging him with forging signatures on three, separate promissory notes to receive money from a Loudoun business.
Since a Centreville man owned that business, on June 13, 2005, Fairfax County police also arrested McClendon in connection with the same case. They charged him with embezzlement and, on May 9 in Circuit Court, he's slated to enter a plea.
<bt>Steve Franklin Garrison, 53, of 4312 Poplar Branch Drive in Chantilly, was arrested Oct. 6, 2005 by the Northern Virginia-Washington, D.C., Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. A husband and father of three, he had been employed as a building inspector by Fairfax County, but resigned from his job four days after his arrest.
According to a police warrant to search his home, he's accused of possessing child pornography in which some of the children were allegedly as young as 6 or 7 months old. The Task Force executed that warrant, Oct. 6, 2005, and seized 26 CDs and a Hewlett/Packard computer. Garrison is scheduled to enter a plea, May 9, in Circuit Court.
<bt>Sultan Mohammed Ferozi, 29, of 6825 Ridgeway Drive in Springfield, is accused of shoplifting merchandise from Fair Oaks Mall. Before the 2005 holiday season, members of the Fairfax County police Christmas Anti-Theft Team (CAT) were on duty at the mall when they reportedly caught Ferozi in the act of stealing things from two book stores there.
Police say he allegedly swiped books from the Borders Book Store and the Family Christian Books store in the mall, placed them into shopping bags he'd brought with him and then planned to sell them on E-bay for his own profit. Charged Dec. 14 with attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools, Ferozi is slated to enter a plea, April 25, in Circuit Court.
<bt>On Oct. 27, 2005, Casey Yvette Geter, 35, of 6016 Havener House Way, in Centreville's Newgate community, was one of three people charged by Fairfax County police with distribution of cocaine. Detectives obtained information that they were allegedly distributing narcotics in the area of Route 29 and Stone Road in Centreville.
The arrests were made after a traffic stop of their vehicle at that intersection. Following her indictment, Geter is scheduled to have a jury trial, May 9, in Circuit Court.