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On May 5, 2023, Alexander Wu, age 32, of McLean, Virginia, was sentenced to serve 25 years in the Division of Corrections for his convictions on the charges of sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sex offense. The Honorable Beau H. Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court, who imposed the sentence, suspended all but 10 years of the sentence and placed Wu on 5 years of supervised probation with conditions that he register as a lifetime sex offender and have no unsupervised contact...

On Monday, May 1, 2023, Todd Yates, age 62, of Berlin, Maryland, was sentenced to 20 years in the Division of Correction for his convictions on one count of third-degree sex offense and one count of second-degree assault. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court ordered Yates to serve 10 years on each count, consecutively, and suspended 7 years of that sentence. Yates was placed on 5 years of supervised probation upon release and will be required to register as a...

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Charles Lamar Johnson, age 35, of Berlin, Maryland, pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court sentenced Johnson to serve 12 years in the Maryland Division of Correction.

The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the Ocean City Police Narcotics Unit and the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team in October of 2022. During that investigation, an undercover officer...

On March 3, 2023, De’Jhuan Collic, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to serve 20 years in the Division of Correction after pleading guilty to 1 count of 1st degree assault in November of 2022. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court presided over sentencing and suspended all but 10 years of the sentence, placed Collic on 5 years of supervised probation upon his release and required him to submit a DNA sample.

The charges originated from an...

On February 16, 2023, Leigh Ann Williams, age 35, of Willards, Maryland became the last of 2 co-defendants to be sentenced for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl by the Honorable Beau H. Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court. Williams was sentenced to 10 years in the Division of Correction with all but 5 years suspended and placed on 3 years of supervised probation upon release for her role in the distribution of fentanyl in September 2021, which resulted in the death of 37-year-old...

On Friday, December 9, 2022, Timothy Patrick Newsome, age 32, of Snow Hill, Maryland, was sentenced to a total of 40 years in the Division of Corrections for his conviction on four counts of distribution of child pornography, which he pled guilty to on September 2, 2022. The Honorable Beau H. Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court suspended all but 16 years of the sentence. Upon his release, Newsome will be on supervised probation for 5 years, with requirements that he register as a...

November 4, 2022, Tommy Lee Beauchamp, age, 33, of Salisbury, Maryland, was sentenced to 5 years in the Division of Corrections for his conviction on the charges of reckless endangerment and neglect of a minor. He was found guilty by a jury after trial in the Worcester County Circuit Court on October 20, 2022. The Honorable Judge Beau H. Oglesby presided over the case and imposed the maximum sentence.

The charges originated from an incident which occurred on July 3, 2021, when...

On Friday, October 28, 2022, Stas Urbanski-Hughes, age 20, of Frankford, Delaware, was the second of 2 co-defendants to be sentenced for his convictions on 2 counts of first-degree assault and 2 counts of reckless endangerment. Urbanski-Hughes pleaded guilty to the charges on January 5, 2022. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court sentenced Urbanski-Hughes to serve 35 years in the Division of Corrections and suspended all but 13 years of the sentence, 
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On Friday, October 21, 2022, Bruce William Travers, age 38, of Berlin, Maryland, was sentenced to serve a total of 105 years in prison for his conviction on 3 counts of sex abuse of a minor and  3 counts of manufacturing child pornography. Travers pleaded guilty to these offenses on July 12, 2022 and the Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court ordered a psycho-sexual evaluation prior to sentencing. At sentencing, the Court suspended 56 years of the sentence, meaning...

On September 27, 2022, Jon Kaleb Michael Gray, age 35, of Bishopville, Maryland, was sentenced to serve 15 years in the Division of Correction for his conviction on 2 counts of negligent homicide under the influence. Gray entered a guilty plea to those offenses on August 5, 2022. The Honorable Thomas C. Groton III, retired judge of the Worcester County Circuit Court, ordered Gray to serve 10 years on the first count, and 5 years on the second count consecutively, with 5 years suspended and 3...

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