Dean Dorman, 36 years of age, from Townsend, Delaware entered a guilty plea in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court on August 21, 2015 to a charge of Second Degree Assault.  The plea was based on a February 28, 2015 incident in which Mr. Dorman, along with three other individuals, arranged to meet the victim at the Royal Farms on Rt. 213 and Rt. 544 in Chestertown, Maryland in order to conduct a drug transaction.  During the course of the drug transaction, the victim was assaulted at gun point by a co-defendant, placed into a vehicle and driven to several locations before being returned to Queen Anne’s County and was able to escape.  During the course of the kidnapping, the victim was bound with duct tape and repeatedly beaten by the co-defendant.

Mr. Dorman, upon his arrest, cooperated with police and prosecutors against the co-defendant.

Dorman was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  He was ordered to serve 18 months and the remainder of the sentence was suspended.  Upon his release from jail, Dorman will be placed on five years of supervised probation.

Christine Dulla Rickard, Deputy State’s Attorney, prosecuted this case.