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

Oct. 11, 2019

Nicole Lynn Mason, 44, Betterton. Possession of contraband in a place of confinement. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The guilty verdict is stricken, and the court offers probation before judgment. The defendant is to be placed on two years of supervised probation. The following charges are dismissed: possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana (two counts); possession of drug paraphernalia; and possess/receive a controlled dangerous substance while confined/detained.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Oct. 25, 2019

Gregory Alan Duggans, 58, Dover, Del. Driving, attempting to drive while impaired by alcohol. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The guilty verdict is stricken, and the court offers probation before judgment. The defendant is placed on 18 months of supervised probation. The following charges are dismissed: driving, attempting to drive while under the influence of alcohol; driving, attempting to drive while so far impaired that he cannot drive safely; driving, attempting to drive while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance; negligent driving; reckless driving; failure to drive right of center; and driving on suspended out-of-state license.

Dashawn Tyrell Watson, 32, Chestertown. The following charges are dismissed: driving without required license and authorization; driving while license is suspended; driving on suspended license and privilege; and failure of driver in accident to locate and notify owner of property damage.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Oct. 31, 2019

Keontra Davon Lively, 30, Chestertown. Negligent driving. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty The following charges are dismissed: driving while under the influence of alcohol; driving while impaired by alcohol; driving while so far impaired that he cannot drive safely; driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance; failure to drive on right half of roadway when required; failure to control vehicle speed to avoid a collision; and reckless driving.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Nov. 1, 2019

Lamont Octavious Demby Sr., 49, Chestertown. Failure to secure child under age 8 in a child safety seat when transporting in a motor vehicle. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The guilty verdict is stricken, and the court offers probation before judgment. 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, attempting to drive without required license and authorization; and exceeding posted maximum speed limit, 64 mph in a 50-mph zone.

Charles Dennis Dalrymple Jr., 39, Rock Hall. Possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 15 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 13 months suspended. Upon release from incarceration, he is to be placed on five years of supervised probation. The following charges are dismissed: possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana (two counts).

 

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