Former corrections officer sentenced to prison
Former D.C. corrections officer Quincy Hayes was sentenced to a year in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband. Hayes, 32, of Alexandria, admitted to accepting $300 from an undercover FBI agent to smuggle an inmate an iPod. He must also serve two years of supervised release and perform 100 hours of community service.
Body recovered from Lake Anna
Spotsylvania County authorities recovered the body of a Lorton man in Lake Anna. Twenty-year-old Kerolos Nadik Makhloof was on a pontoon boat with friends when he fell into the water Friday afternoon, the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg reported. His friends immediately called 911; Makhloof's body was recovered over the weekend. Makhloof was reportedly pushed into the water, but no charges are expected in the incident.
Loudoun issues warning about text message scam
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a text message scam that tries to obtain a victim's personal banking information. Bulk text messages, called SMiShing, are sent to phones stating that the user's card has been disabled and to contact a number with a 703 area code.
When people contact the number, they are asked to enter their bank account and personal identification numbers. The scam has involved the Loudoun Credit Union, and several people in the county have been victims, the Sheriff's Office said.
Investigators study remains found in dumpster
Investigators in Prince George's County are working to determine whether the remains found in a trash bin are human.
The decomposed remains were found in a dumpster on the 1700 block of Brightseat Road in Hyattsville on Saturday afternoon, Prince George's County police said.
Authorities couldn't immediately tell whether the remains were human because of the level of decomposition and were still investigating Sunday.
- Compiled by Emily Babay and Scott McCabe