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Two men were jailed Sunday on charges of trespassing and committing a fourth-degree burglary earlier that day at the St. Mary’s County fairgrounds near Leonardtown, where court papers state that police found the two suspects inside a gated area.
A judge ordered Monday that Wallace James Thacker, a 45-year-old Lusby resident who told a court commissioner that he is an owner of a gas station in that Calvert County community, remain in custody in lieu of $25,000 bond on charging papers alleging he also broke into a Solomons home last January and stole items valued at more than $1,000.
In the fairgrounds burglary, Thacker’s bond requirement was set at 10 percent of $5,000 bond, and John Jeff Reeder, 43, of Mechanicsville was jailed in lieu of 10 percent of $10,000 bond.
The two suspects told police who found them at the fairgrounds shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday that the truck they were riding in had broken down, according to a statement of probable cause from the investigation by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputies.
Charging papers allege that Thacker stole a television, radio and video-game gear during the burglary discovered Jan. 21 at David Lee Harris’ home in Solomons, and that Thacker also destroyed a window at the residence.