Neighborhood dispute could land Silver Spring man in prison

A neighborhood dispute in Silver Spring has one man facing a possible prison sentence.  

Socrates Kondilis is behind bars after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice stemming from the ongoing dispute with his next door neighbor, George Buckland. 

"He has hurled stones at Mr. Buckland.  He has threatened to shoot him," said Marc Emden, the attorney representing Buckland. 

"They have been putting up with an unbelievable amount of nightmares to include fences ripped down, oil in pools, broken windshields, threats to animals.  It's been just a nightmare," said Montgomery County Sheriff Darren Popkin.

The Buckland family has documented their run-ins with Kondilis, including the time they said he used his van to block their Springloch Road driveway when friends were visiting. 

"This is a man who deserves to go to jail.  We're going to ask for him to go to jail.  And he's going to be removed from the community. And he may even need some mental health treatment," said Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy. 

Kondilis wife, Maria, said the real troublemaker is Buckland. 

"This guy, he's given me heart problems for me and for my husband and for my kids," said Maria Kondilis. 

But authorities clearly point the finger at Socrates Kondilis. He was convicted of perjury for providing the court a forged document showing he had completed an anger management class. 

"He's violated the peace orders. He's been arrested. Every time he's been arrested, he says he's going to do better and then he's right back out bothering them again. It has been a difficult couple of years," said Sheriff Popkin.

Kondilis is being held without bond until sentencing in September. He faces up to four years in prison. 

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