From the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office:
William Galvin Ensor, 28 years old, was sentenced to serve twenty-eight years in the Division of Correction for 2 burglaries, being a felon in possession of a firearm, second degree assault, possession of a handcuff key in jail and theft over $1,000. Ensor plead guilty to the offenses on 16 July 2012 before Judge Maurice W. Baldwin who sentenced the defendant to a total of eighty-five years and suspended the balance, placing the defendant on five years probation upon release and requiring him to make restitution.
The first burglary occurred on 12 January 2012 at the home of Harry and Maureen Parks near Bel Air. Later that same day Ensor stole two computers from the Staples store in Bel Air. The second burglary occurred a week later on 19 July 2012 when Ensor was caught in the act of breaking into the home of Roger and Nancy Hall near Aberdeen. Ensor aimed the car he was fleeing in at two deputy sheriffs who had responded to the scene. Ensor then wrecked the car he was driving. Upon his arrest Ensor, who had already been convicted of burglaries, was found to be carrying loaded handguns. A week later on 25 January 2012, Ensor was searched at the Harford County Detention Center and found to be in possession of a handcuff key.
Ensor’s attorney David Henninger argued that in Maryland a criminal can only be sentenced to thirty years for second degree murder and Ensor should not be sentenced to more then that for property crimes. Henninger pointed out his client committed crimes because he has a drug problem. Harford County State’s Attorney Joe Cassilly asked the court to sentence Ensor to thirty-five years to serve pointing out that not only did Ensor have three prior convictions for burglary but that burglars stole more than property; they stole the homeowners’ trust in the sanctity of their home. Cassilly also pointed out that Ensor was on probation and parole and had opportunities for drug treatment while he was committing new crimes.