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

Nov. 22, 2019

Jermaine Tyrell Gross, 26, Glen Burnie. Possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 20 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 241 days suspended. He is to be placed on five 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 (two counts); and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Nov. 25, 2019

Xavia Naomi Boyd, 22, Felton. Del. 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.

Joel Rene Pauc-Reynoso, 23, Goldsboro. Hearing on violation of probation for a conviction of driving on suspended license and privilege. The defendant is found in violation. He is sentenced to 10 days in the Kent County Detention Center.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Dec. 2, 2019

Charles Michael Dicey, 34, Rock Hall. The following charges are placed on the stet docket: possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Dec. 6, 2019

Eugene Vernon Bethel Jr., 27, Chestertown. Second-degree assault. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 10 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 180 days suspended. The sentence starts Jan. 10, 2020. The defendant is to be placed on two years of supervised probation.

Darryl Edward Cooper Jr., 36, Chestertown. Possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 18 months in the Kent County Detention Center. Possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 145 days in the Kent County Detention Center. The following charges are dismissed: possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute (three counts); remove the label of a prescription (two counts); possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia (three counts).

Darryl Edward Cooper, 36, 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. Possession of drug paraphernalia. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to two years in the Division of Correction. Possession of drug paraphernalia. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to two years in the Division of Correction. The following charges are placed on the stet docket: possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute; and possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana.

Darryl Edward Cooper, 36, Chestertown. The following charges are dismissed: motorcycle operator overtaking and passing a vehicle in the same lane; driving on revoked license and privilege; driving without required license and authorization; and holder of non-commercial Class C driver's license driving on highway motor vehicle of the type authorized by license. 

Shelly Pinder, 55, Chestertown. Hearing on violation of probation for a conviction of theft, less than $1,000. The defendant is found in violation. She is sentenced to nine months in the Kent County Detention Center.

Judge Harris P. Murphy

Dec. 10, 2019

Mark Gordon Randall, 25, Dover, Del. Second-degree assault. The defendant enters an Alford plea. The court offers probation before judgment. The defendant is sentenced to one day in the Kent County Detention Center. He is to be placed on two years of supervised probation. The following charge is dismissed: vulnerable adult abuse/custodian.

 

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