Capitol Crime

Posted October 27, 2004 at 6:35pm

Three members of a Capitol Hill burglary ring were convicted in D.C. Superior Court last week on 23 charges, including theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit burglary.

A jury found the trio — District residents Carlton Davis, 28, Jacqueline Plummer, 40, and Lusby, Md., resident Charles Ford, 22 — guilty on Oct. 21. [IMGCAP(1)]

During the four-week trial, government prosecutors asserted the three suspects, part of a six-member crime ring, were involved in more than 60 burglaries in the Capitol Hill and Adams Morgan neighborhoods from July 2002 to July 2003.

The other three members of the group, who had been arrested by Metropolitan Police Department officers and cooperated with government officials, testified during the trial, along with more than a dozen victims.

Judge Wendell Gardner is scheduled to sentence the trio on Jan. 14. While Plummer is eligible for only a one- to two-year prison term, both Davis and Ford could receive between 15- and 25-year terms.

— Jennifer Yachnin