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Worcester County, Maryland

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On February 14, 2020, Nacqueese Humphrey, age 27, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to serve 25 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 20 years suspended, for his conviction of a domestically-related first-degree assault. The Honorable Beau H. Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court imposed the sentence and placed Humphrey on supervised probation for 5 years upon his release.

The charges stem from an incident which occurred outside of a Baltimore Avenue...

On November 22, 2019, Todd Pivec, age 41, of Cockeysville, Maryland, was convicted of negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle and driving a vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock in the Worcester County Circuit Court. The Honorable Beau H. Oglesby postponed sentencing until February 14, 2020 so that a pre-sentence investigation can be conducted. Pivec faces a total of 17 years in prison at sentencing.

On June 21, 2019, just after 1:00 am, Ocean City Police Department was alerted...

On January 21, 2020, Fedia Dorlus, age 25, of Salisbury, Maryland, was found guilty of theft scheme – from $100 to $1,500 by the Honorable L. Bruce Wade, retired Wicomico County judge sitting in the Snow Hill District Court. The Court imposed a sentence of 120 days’ incarceration with 90 days suspended and placed Dorlus on 2 years of supervised probation upon release.

The charges stem from a report of theft and credit card offenses made to the Ocean Pines Police Department in March of...

On January 21, 2020, Vershawn Hudson-Crawford, age 16, of Berlin, Maryland, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Dehaven Nichols, also of Berlin. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley, Administrative Judge of the Worcester County Circuit Court, postponed sentencing for a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted. Hudson-Crawford faces 40 years in prison at sentencing, which has not yet been scheduled.

On May 22, 2019, Hudson-Crawford and his mother drove to the...

Dear Citizens of Worcester County:

Happy New Year! One year ago, I was sworn in as your State’s Attorney and since that time, I have relished the opportunity to advance the cause of justice in our county. As our dedicated team at the Office of the State’s Attorney begins tackling the challenges of this new year with determination and spirit, I am pleased to provide you with this brief review of our progress, and to outline for you our continued priorities moving forward.

During...

On December 12, 2019, Keith Mariani, age 61, of Berlin, Maryland, was sentenced to life imprisonment with all but 15 years suspended for his conviction on 1 count of 2nd degree rape, and sentenced to serve another 15 years in prison for his conviction on a 2nd count of 2nd degree rape. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley, Administrative Judge of the Worcester County Circuit Court, imposed both sentences to be served consecutively and without the possibility of parole, meaning that Mariani will...

On December 11, 2019, Darrell Richardson, age 60, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, was sentenced to a total of 30 years’ incarceration with all but 20 years suspended for convictions on 3 counts of distribution of child pornography by the Honorable Beau H. Oglesby in the Worcester County Circuit Court. Upon his release, Richardson will be on 5 years of supervised probation and is required to register as a Tier II sex offender for 25 years.

The charges stem from a cyber tip received by the...

On November 22, 2019, Todd Pivec, age 41, of Cockeysville, Maryland, was convicted of negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle and driving a vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock in the Worcester County Circuit Court. The Honorable Beau H. Oglesby postponed sentencing until February 14, 2020 so that a pre-sentence investigation can be conducted. Pivec faces a total of 17 years in prison at sentencing.

On June 21, 2019, just after 1:00 am, Ocean City Police Department was alerted...

On November 14, 2019, Elizabeth Redding, age 28, of West Ocean City, Maryland, was sentenced to 20 years’ incarceration with all but 10 years suspended, after having been convicted of distribution of fentanyl in the Worcester County Circuit Court. This conviction also resulted in a violation of Redding’s probation in another case, for which she was sentenced by the Honorable Beau H. Oglesby to serve an additional 3 years’ incarceration consecutively. Redding will be on 5 years of supervised...

The Office of the State’s Attorney and law enforcement agencies in Worcester County have joined with the Department of Social Services and the Worcester County Health Department to create a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the swift and thorough investigation of criminal complaints involving vulnerable adult victims. Working collaboratively on the range of legal, medical and mental health issues that commonly present during these investigations will allow for better assessments of the...

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