Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland


On September 8, 2022, Christopher Dale Miller, Jr., age 38, of Ocean City, Maryland, was sentenced to serve 20 years in the Division of Correction for his conviction on charges of armed robbery and related offenses. Miller was found guilty of all charges by a Worcester County jury after a trial was held on April 12, 2022. The Honorable Beau H. Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court, who imposed the sentence, credited Miller with 406 days of time served and ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $5,190 to Calvin B. Taylor Bank.

The charges arose from an incident on October 27, 2020 when a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Taylor Bank located on Golf Course Road in Ocean City, Maryland for a reported hold-up alarm. After the scene was secured with assistance from the Maryland State Police and Ocean City Police Department, the case was assigned to the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation. It was determined that a male suspect had entered the lobby and handed the bank teller a handwritten note on a plain white envelope that stated “I have a gun put 7K in the envelope no marked bills.” The suspect then whispered to the teller “time’s ticking.” The suspect then fled the before police arrived. Investigators collected evidence including surveillance video of the suspect and DNA evidence from the scene, and in March of 2021, were able to match the DNA recovered to Christopher Dale Miller, Jr.

Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser thanked the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation for their tireless investigation, and commended Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Haskell who prosecuted the case.