Judge Grants Permission for Out-of-State Travel

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On June 15, Judge Gale Rasin gave permission  to a defendant to travel out-of-state. 

Thurston Mayo, an Ellicott City resident, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in May. 

As part of the plea deal, Mayo was sentenced to time served, approximately ten months, and three years of probation. He is also required to check-in with the court to confirm that he is in compliance with his court-ordered mental health treatment. 

Mayo said he has enrolled in college courses and started treatment at the Columbia Counseling Center in Maryland.

According to previous article from Baltimore Witness, Mayo, 35 discharged a shotgun in the direction of his neighbor after the neighbor set off fireworks in a courtyard. Prior to the shooting, Mayo yelled at the neighbor multiple times to stop. 

Police recovered ‘birdshot’ rounds at the scene, counsel said during a hearing on May 19.

The incident occured last year on July 4 on the 6600 block of Eberle Drive. 

His next hearing is scheduled for July 14. 

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