For Immediate Release 7/8/2015
Charles Magnum, 23, has taken a 15 year plea deal after he was caught on a security camera breaking into Sportsman’s Spot in in 2014 and a year later committing the same crime against Sharky’s Bar and Grill.
Assistant State’s Attorney Matthew Weiner prosecuted this case.
“The tremendous cooperation between all of the victims, even those whose cases were not charged, and Detective Lassahn is a great example of how active community involvement is essential in effectively assisting officers in criminal investigations,” said Weiner.
On March 13, 2014 , Magnum forced his way into a first floor window of Sportsman’s Spot on the 500 block of Leigh Street. Once inside Magnum broke a pool table coin slot, an amusement machine, and tore two surveillance cameras from the ceiling.
Magnum admitted to burglarizing the store and several others after he was arrested for a separate burglary on April 2, 2015.
Magnum confessed to robbing Sharky’s Bar and Grill on the 2800 block of Eastern Avenue, where he broke into the bar by throwing a large rock through a back window. He walked behind the bar and took the cash drawer and left through a rear door.
“Business owners are a vital force of our city,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Our office will not only pursue violent crimes aggressively but also those that negatively impact our economy.”
Magnum’s criminal record dates back to 2010, and includes credit card theft, attempt to distribute and malicious destruction.