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

Dec. 13, 2019

Tredale D. Harris-Burgess, 32, Chestertown. Hearing on violation of probation for a conviction of possession of contraband in a place of confinement. The defendant is found in violation. He is sentenced to the Division of Correction for two years.

Judge J. Frederick Price

Dec. 17, 2019

Raheem Tyree Cannon, 39, Betterton. The following charges are dismissed: driving without required license and authorization; driving on suspended out-of-state license; driving while license is suspended; and driving on revoked out-of-state license.

Judge J. Frederick Price

Dec. 20, 2019

Lindsey Breann Thomas, 31, Chestertown. Conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 11 months and 10 days in the Kent County Detention Center, suspended. She is to be placed on 30 months of unsupervised probation. The following charges are dismissed: conspiracy-contraband delivery; conspiracy-possess, receive a controlled dangerous substance within confinement, detention (two counts); and conspiracy-possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to deliver to confinement (two counts).

Cesar Nicolas De Los Santos Jr., 28, Washington, D.C. Having a handgun in a vehicle. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The court strikes the guilty verdict, and offers probation before judgment. The defendant is placed on two years of unsupervised probation. The following charge is dismissed: driving at speed exceeding limit.

District Court

Judge John E. Nunn III

Dec. 11, 2019

Criminal case

Kristen Rae McGowen, 48, Clayton, Del. The following charges are dismissed: second-degree assault; and malicious destruction of property having a value of less than $1,000.

Civil citation

Terron Lamonte Taylor, 31, Wilmington, Del. Marijuana violation, less than 10 grams. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty.

Judge John E. Nunn III

Dec. 16, 2019

Criminal cases

Ariez Nakeis Smith, 20, Chestertown. Trespass, private property. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 86 days suspended. Upon release, he will be placed on unsupervised probation for one year.

Joyanne Dehatta Foreman, 68, Worton. The following charge is dismissed: theft, $100 to less than $1,500.

Motor vehicle case

Harold Rudolph Sisco Sr., 79, Rock Hall. Driving 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 supervised probation for one year. The following charges are dismissed: driving while under the influence of alcohol; failure to drive vehicle on the right half of the roadway when required; and negligent driving.

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