Teen accused of stealing flash drive appears in court

CREATED Jan 10, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - Marsalis Templer's a teenager and he sat in intake court Friday as he might sit in a classroom, listening intently as his case was laid out. 

The young man's accused of hiding a stolen USB flash drive under his bed. That flash drive contained the social security numbers and birth dates of Milwaukee city employees, but Templer's attorney explains he didn't know what he had, and didn't care about it either.
 
A criminal complaint claims Templer was riding in the vehicle of a Dynacare employee after it had been stolen from in front of her home, but after grabbing a laptop and bag from the vehicle, noted it didn't contain any cash and at that point, he kicked the bag under his bed.
 
The state claims Templer's a known gang member and car thief, but his public defender disagreed.
 
"I don't believe that he is a prolific car stealer as stated by the DA's office. The matters pending are simply allegations. Mr. Templer has absolutely no prior convictions," said Terese Dick, public defender.
 
The court set a $750 cash bail.