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UPDATE: Two Dorchester County Corrections Officers Charged With Burglary, Assault

Posted: Updated: Aug 25, 2015 07:34 AM
Jacob Muir (Photo credit: Cambridge Police Department) Jacob Muir (Photo credit: Cambridge Police Department)
Jacob Jackson (Photo credit: Cambridge Police Department) Jacob Jackson (Photo credit: Cambridge Police Department)

CAMBRIDGE, Md,-  Two probationary correction officers are behind bars after authorities say they burglarized a home on Aurora Street in Cambridge. The two men have been identified as 21-year-old Jacob Muir, of Hurlock, and 22-year-old Jacob Jackson, of East New Market.

Acting Dorchester County Manager Jeremy Goldman said the two men worked at the Dorchester County Department of Corrections.  

"Both employees have been working for the Department of Corrections for six months," Goldman said. "The county standard is that all new employees are on probation for six months." 

Cambridge police said the two men burglarized a home on the 100 block of Aurora Street. They said the victims heard the sound of glass breaking, and then the two men made their way through the front door.

Police said that once inside, the two men began assaulting the victims, and were still in the home when police arrived.  Muir and Jackson were arrested and charged with third- and fourth-degree burglary, as well as two counts of malicious destruction of property.  Muir was charged with two counts of second-degree assault; Jackson three counts of second-degree assault.  As for their status as corrections officers, Goldman said that is coming to a halt, at least for now.

"They've been charged, but they have not been convicted, so they have been placed on unpaid suspension pending the outcome of the investigation and charges," Goldman said. 

Goldman also said the event happened on the suspects' own time and is in no way linked to the DOC.  Either way, the two men could soon be spending time on the other side of the bars. Jackson is looking at a maximum of 40 years and Muir a possible 30 years, authorities said.

UPDATE: Jackson and Miur faced a judge in Dorchester County Circuit Court on November 5th.  Prosecutors filed a nolle prosequi for the third degree burglary charges facing both men.  Jackson and Muir are due in court on January 13th to face the remaining charges of assault, burglary, and destruction of property.

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