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 Harris P. Murphy

Sept. 6, 2019

Joseph Thomas Johnson, 50, Chestertown. Possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to the Kent County Detention Center for 18 months, with one year suspended. Upon release from incarceration, he is to be placed on three years of supervised probation. The following charges are dismissed: possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana; possession of contraband in a place of confinement; conspiracy to deliver a controlled dangerous substance to a place of confinement; possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to deliver to a place of confinement; and conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance with intent to deliver to a place of confinement.

Joseph Thomas Johnson, 50, Chestertown. Possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana. NP.

Joseph Thomas Johnson, 50, 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 six months in the Kent County Detention Center.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Sept. 10, 2019

Kevia Exum, 35, Worton. The following charge is placed on the stet docket: second-degree assault.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Sept. 13, 2019

Nico Andrew Bailey, 21, Rosedale. Conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to the Division of Correction for five years, suspended. Having a loaded handgun in a vehicle. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to the Division of Correction for three years, with all but 18 months suspended. Upon release from incarceration, he is to be placed on supervised probation for five years. The following charges are dismissed: possession of marijuana, more than 10 grams; distribution of drug paraphernalia; having a handgun in a vehicle; distribution of a controlled dangerous substance with a firearm; committing a firearm/drug trafficking crime; driving at speed exceeding limit; and failure to avoid projecting glaring light within 500 feet of approaching vehicle.

Darryl Lamarr Stewart, 41, Pasadena. The following charges are dismissed: second-degree assault; and second-degree child abuse.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Sept. 16, 2019

Louis Corbett Valentine, 24, Queen Anne. Hearing on violation of probation for a conviction of driving without required license and authorization. The defendant is found in violation. He is sentenced to four days in the Kent County Detention Center.

Robert Lee Butler, 37, Grasonville. Driving while license is suspended. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is placed to six months of unsupervised probation. The following charges are dismissed: exceeding posted maximum speed, 66 mph in a posted 50-mph zone; driving without required license and authorization; and driving on suspended license and privilege.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Sept. 23, 2019

Clarence Roosevelt Beck III, 43, Worton. The following charges are dismissed: failure to display license to uniformed police on demand; driving on suspended license and privilege; driving while license is suspended; driving on revoked license and privilege; driving, attempting to drive without required license and authorization; failure to display registration card upon demand by police officer; and doing forbidden act, failing to perform required act pertaining to driver's license.

District Court

Judge John E. Nunn III

Aug. 26, 2019

Criminal cases

Cheyenne Christine-Mari Caleb, 27, Sudlersville. The following charge is placed on the stet docket: second-degree assault.

Alicia Barton, Church Hill. The following charge is dismissed: second-degree assault.

Samuel Dorsey, Chestertown. The following charge is dismissed: trespass, private property.

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