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Grand jury indicts 27 in December

During its Dec. 9 meeting, the Loudoun County grand jury indicted 27 individuals. The crimes involved ranged from credit card fraud and forgery to aggravated vehicular manslaughter.

The grand jury will meet again in January.

Some of the more noteworthy indictments are listed below.

•Austin Albert Callahan, 20, of Leesburg was indicted for two counts of possession of explosive material. Callahan allegedly detonated a pipe bomb Aug. 20 at the River Creek golf course. According to testimony during a preliminary hearing Oct. 22, Callahan filled a 6-inch galvanized steel pipe with material from fireworks, attached a fuse and loosely screwed on end caps before detonating the device at the course at around 11 p.m. Callahan was arrested 10 days after the explosion.

•Mark Anthony Sgarlata, 52, of Ashburn was indicted for two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence. A local attorney, Sgarlata is charged with killing Patrick Wrenn Jr., 46, and Leia Wrenn, 44, on Oct. 6, hitting the two, who were riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, with his BMW after a night of drinking. A test given at the scene of the crime put Sgarlata's blood alcohol level at .223. One test given at the jail later that evening registered a .15, still nearly twice the legal limit.

•Diego Anticona of Herndon was indicted from an Aug. 4 event involving felony hit and run and driving under a suspended license.

•Johnnie Currie Jr. of Washington D.C. was charged with strangling another to cause wounding or injury stemming from a Sept. 29 incident.

•Jacqueline Fatha Hyde of Purcellville, was charged with two counts of cruelty and injuries to children, beginning in 2005. She was arrested in August.

•Jorge Eli Guzman-Amaya of Sterling was charged with felony hit and run and driving under the influence. He was originally arrested Oct. 9 on the above charges and also on charges of possessing a fictitious license, driving without a license and resisting arrest; however, the latter three charges were not pursued.

•Derek Vance Kelly of Sterling was indicted with strangling another to cause wounding or injury from a Sept. 19 incident.

•Mario Mendoza of Leesburg was indicted for indecent liberties from a parent or grandparent with a child less than 15 from a March 2011 case. The case originally included two counts of animate object penetration and aggravate sexual battery of a victim less than 13 years old, but those three charges were not presented to the grand jury.

•Erin Hilary Page was indicted for driving under the influence for the fourth time in five years, refusal of a blood or breath test for the third time in 10 years, felony driving under a suspended license and driving on a suspended license while intoxicated, all occurring Oct. 20.

•Michelle Soto of Leesburg was arrested for aggravated malicious wounding from a June 22 incident.


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