Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland


September 23, 2023

On Friday, September 8, 2023, Antonio Walters, age 48, of Selbyville, Delaware, was sentenced to serve 20 years in the Division of Correction for his conviction on the charge of armed robbery to which he pleaded guilty on July 11, 2023. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court, who imposed the sentence, credited Walters for time served since his arrest on February 20, 2023.

The charges arose from an armed robbery which was reported to the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrick on February 11, 2023. Troopers were dispatched to a convenience store in Showell, Maryland and spoke with the store clerk who told them that a black male had entered the store, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money from the cash register and safe. The suspect was able to steal approximately $1,000 in cash from the cash register and store safe while holding the clerk at gunpoint.  Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division assumed the investigation, retrieved surveillance video from the store and requested the public’s assistance in identifying still photos of the suspect. They also obtained additional video surveillance from other locations showing the suspect vehicle’s path of travel shortly after the robbery. Over the course of the next several days, numerous tips were received identifying Antonio Walters as the suspect. Investigators then presented a photo array to the store clerk who was able to positively identify Walters as the person who had robbed her. On February 20, 2023, MSP located Walters at a residence on Germantown Road and placed him under arrest.

Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser thanked the investigators of the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division for their thorough investigation. Heiser also commended Assistant State’s Attorney Dempsey Stewart who prosecuted the case.