Courthouse Calendar

The courthouse calendar will carry guilty, not guilty, NP and stet verdicts.

NP (nolle prosequi): A formal entry upon the record by the prosecuting officer in a criminal case by which he declares that he “will no further prosecute” the case.

Stet: Stay of a decision that may not be entered over the defendant’s objection and may be reinstated within the year for trial at the request of either party. After one year’s time, it may be rescheduled only upon good cause shown.

The only district court motor vehicle cases that are published here are those related to impaired driving.

Circuit Court

Judge Broughton Earnest

July 18, 2019

Paris Scott Price, 37, Millington. The following charges are placed on the stet docket: possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana; possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana (Alprazolam); driving, attempting to drive without required license and authorization; driving on suspended license and privilege; and attempt to elude uniformed police by fleeing on foot.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

July 25, 2019

Bridget Marie States, 32, Rock Hall. The following charges are placed on the stet docket: malicious destruction of property, value less than $1,000 (two counts); third-degree burglary; fourth-degree burglary; and attempted burglary, fourth-degree dwelling.

Shayna Cherry Fitzwater, 19, Chestertown. The following charges are dismissed: second-degree assault (three counts).

Judge Harris P. Murphy

July 26, 2019

Lauriea Diane Johnson, 34, Chestertown. The following charges are placed on the stet docket: conspiracy to distribute a narcotic (four counts); conspiracy to deliver contraband (four counts); conspiracy to possess/receive a controlled dangerous substance within confinement/detention (four counts); and conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to deliver-confinement (four counts).

Ray Cecil Owens, 44, Millington. The following charge is placed on the stet docket: second-degree assault.

Daiquan Jamal Blake, 26, Chestertown. Hearing on violation of probation for a conviction of possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana. The defendant is found in violation. He is sentenced to 15 months in the Kent County Detention Center, with all but 15 days suspended.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

July 29, 2019

Kenneth Ralph Fonseca II, 35, Chestertown. Conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to the Kent County Detention Center for one year, with all but 141 days suspended. Upon release from incarceration, he is to be placed on two years of supervised probation. The following charges are dismissed: possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute; possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy to possess a narcotic with intent to distribute; possession of fentanyl/heroin mix with intent to distribute; and conspiracy to possess fentanyl/heroin mix with intent to distribute.

 

District Court 

Judge John E. Nunn III

July 17, 2019

Criminal case

Cesar Albert Vazquez-Gonzalez, 25, Felton, Del. The following charges are placed on the stet docket: possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana; possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Motor vehicle case

Gaston Martinez-Martinez, 38, Eden, Wis. Driving, attempting to drive while impaired by alcohol while transporting a minor. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 90 days in jail. The following charges are dismissed: driving while under the influence of alcohol, alcohol per se while transporting a minor; failure to stop at stop sign line; failure to obey properly placed traffic control device instructions; reckless driving; negligent driving; driving under a license suspension; operator not restrained by seat belt; failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid collision; failure to display registration card upon demand by police officer; driving while under the influence of alcohol per se; driving while under the influence of alcohol; driving in violation of restricted license requirement; occupant under 16 not restrained by seat belt; failure of individual driving on highway to display license to uniformed police on demand; driving on suspended license and privilege; driving on suspended out-of-state license; driving on revoked out-of-state license; driving without required license and authorization; and failure of individual driving on highway to have license with him.

Judge John E. Nunn III

July 22, 2019

Criminal case

Anthony Lamont Corbin, 53, Chestertown. Theft, less than $100. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to two days in jail.

 

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