On July 10, 2019, Jeremy Flatley, age 18, of Newark, Maryland, was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon in the Worcester County Circuit Court. On October 4, 2019, he was sentenced by the Honorable Beau H. Oglesby to serve 20 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 8 suspended. Flatley will be on 4 years of supervised probation upon his release.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Basket Switch Road in Newark, Maryland on February 20, 2019. Flatley and a co-defendant used the "Let Go" app to lure two men to that location under the pretense of selling them a four-wheeler. Once the men arrived, Flatley and his co-defendant brandished guns and demanded money. One victim threw his wallet toward Flatley before fleeing as shots were fired. The victims contacted police and provided a description of one of the suspects who law enforcement was able to identify as Jeremy Flatley. During the course of the investigation, police were able to obtain messages sent between Flatley and his co-defendant setting up the robbery.
Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser applauded the efforts of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, a combined investigative unit comprised of the Maryland State Police, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Pocomoke City Police Department and Berlin Police Department. She also thanked Det. Hayes for his thorough investigation, and praised Assistant State’s Attorney Karen Dean who prosecuted the case.