MARYLAND

Husband Indicted Roger B. Hargrave was indicted yesterday by a Prince George's County grand jury for attempted murder and first-degree assault in the burning of his wife.

The incident happened Oct. 10 at the Clinton T-Mobile store where Yvette Cade, 31, worked. Hargrave allegedly went to the store, doused her with gasoline and set her on fire. He was arrested and charged that day.

Hargrave, 33, of Temple Hills, is being held without bond. Three weeks before Cade was burned, District Court Judge Richard A. Palumbo dismissed a protective order Cade had against Hargrave.

Officer Pleads Guilty A Prince George's County police officer pleaded guilty yesterday in Circuit Court to submitting a false claim on his automobile insurance, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. (D) said yesterday.

According to a statement of facts read in court, officer Jermaine Ayala, 30, made false statements in support of an insurance claim related to an auto accident. The claim was filed with State Farm Insurance. Ayala, a seven-year veteran of the force, filed a false lost-wage form and fictitious pay stubs for his employment as a security guard at a CVS store, a part-time job he held, Curran said.

Ayala was given a suspended sentence of 18 months in jail and three years on probation. Ayala remains suspended with pay as the police department's internal investigation continues.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.