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Worcester County, Maryland

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On June 12, 2019, a Worcester County jury found Joseph Baker Sr., age 56, of Berlin, Maryland, guilty of illegal possession of a rifle by a disqualified person, illegal possession of a rifle by a prohibited person, illegal possession of ammunition, and second degree assault in the Worcester County Circuit Court. Baker faces a total of 26 years in prison at sentencing, which was postponed by the Honorable Beau H. Oglesby for a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted.

The charges...

On June 7, 2019, Rodney Harmon, Jr., age 34 of Stockton, Maryland, was sentenced in the Worcester County Circuit Court to a total of 75 years’ incarceration in the Maryland Division of Correction, with all but 37 years suspended. Harmon will also be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Harmon was convicted of 3 counts of sexual abuse of a minor and 1 count of displaying an obscene item to a minor on February 14, 2019.

The charges stem from a complaint...

During the week of May 12, 2019, Kevone Bunting and Adrian Matthews of Delaware, aged 19 and 21, respectively, were each convicted of 2 counts of robbery in the Worcester County Circuit Court. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley sentenced Bunting to serve 10 years in the Division of Correction with 5 years suspended on each count of robbery. Matthews was ordered to serve 12 years in the Division of Correction with 6 years suspended on each count of robbery. The sentences are consecutive, meaning...

On May 9, 2019, a Worcester County jury found James Tankard, age 29, of Dagsboro, Delaware, guilty of possession with intent to distribute heroin. He was sentenced in the Worcester County Circuit Court by the Honorable Brian D. Shockley to serve 15 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 10 years suspended. He is to be on 3 years of supervised probation upon his release from prison.

The charges stem from a traffic stop conducted in October of 2018 by the Ocean City Police...

On May 9, 2019, Myron Drummond, age 29, of Selbyville, Delaware, was convicted of second degree assault and sentenced by the Honorable Richard R. Bloxom, retired Judge of the Worcester County Circuit Court, to serve a 5 years in the Maryland Division of Corrections, with all but 2 years suspended. Drummond will be on 2 years of supervised probation upon his release from prison and has been ordered to pay full restitution to the victim for medical bills incurred as a result of the assault....

On May 7, 2019, a Worcester County jury found Monqual Sturgis, age 41, of Berlin, Maryland, guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was sentenced by the Honorable Richard R. Bloxom, retired judge of the Worcester County Circuit Court, to serve 12 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 5 years suspended. He is to be on supervised probation upon his release from prison.

The charges stem from an investigation in May of 2018 by the Worcester County Criminal...

On May 7, 2019, Nathan Smith, age 19, of Hurlock, Maryland, was convicted of use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence and second degree assault in the Worcester County Circuit Court. He was sentenced by the Honorable Brian D. Shockley to serve a mandatory minimum of 5 years’ incarceration at the Division of Correction for the firearm offense, and sentenced to serve 10 years’ incarceration for the assault charge, with all but time served suspended. He is to be on...

On April 2, 2019, Tyrell Peaker, age 20, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, was convicted of handgun on person and resisting arrest by the Honorable Stephen J. Baker, retired Judge of the District Court for Cecil County, sitting in Worcester County District Court. Judge Baker ordered the handgun forfeited to the Pocomoke City Police Department and sentenced Peaker to serve a 3 year jail sentence, with 2 years and 9 months suspended for the handgun charge. Peaker was sentenced to an additional 3...

On April 5, 2019, Cintelle Schoolfield, age 39, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, was sentenced to 3 years of incarceration in the Division of Correction for reckless endangerment, with 18 months’ incarceration to be served consecutively for handgun on person. Schoolfield was found guilty of these offenses on March 4, 2019 by the Honorable Beau H. Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court.

The charges stem from an incident witnessed by Sgt. Brown of the Pocomoke City Police Department...

SNOW HILL — In what is viewed a groundbreaking case, a Worcester County first-degree murder conviction was upheld this week by the Maryland Court of Appeals after the high court ruled text messages between defendants were admissible in court.

On May 2, 2015, a Virginia couple dropped off their son at the Pocomoke home of Kevin M. Sewell, then 27, and his wife. Sewell was the child’s uncle and the couple had dropped the 3-year-old off at his house for an overnight visit. When the child...

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