Worcester County, MD
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If any person shall cut down or cause to be cut down or induce any person to cut down any timber of a size not less than that commonly used for hoop-poles, with intent to steal the same or any part thereof, within the limits of the county, he and his aiders and abettors, having knowledge of such intent to steal, shall be adjudged guilty of a felony and shall be sentenced to such punishment as is or may be prescribed by law for feloniously stealing goods or chattels to the value of the trees which shall be cut down as aforesaid and of the injury thereby occasioned.
Any person who shall advisedly and maliciously, with the intent to injure the owner of any land, house or building in said county, cut down any tree or cut down, break, dig or pull up or in any manner destroy or injure any growing grain, shrubs, herbs, roots, vines or vegetables or shall cut, break, pull off, destroy or injure any part of any house or other building or of any wall or fence or any ornament or other valuable article attached to any house or other building, wall or fence in said county shall, on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, in the discretion of the court before which he shall be tried and convicted.
Any person who shall enter upon or cross over the premises or private property of any person in Worcester County after having had a special written notice served upon him by the owner of said property or by his agent not to cross over or enter upon said premises or private property shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction thereof before some Justice of the Peace of said county, shall be fined by said justice not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars and, in default of payment of said fine, together with costs of prosecution, shall be by said Justice of the Peace committed to the county jail for a period of twenty days.[1]
Editor's Note: The jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace mentioned in this section is now vested in the District Court.