On April 4, 2024, Retired Judge Broughton Ernest sentenced a Marydel man to 25 years, suspending all but ten years to serve after a jury found him guilty of first degree assault on his wife.  This sentence will be consecutive to a 25 year sentence that was imposed on January 18, 2024 by Retired Judge
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State’s Attorney Lance Richardson has echoed numerous State’s Attorney’s across the State of Maryland expressing concerns about the Juvenile Justice System and the current Juvenile Crime Bill Changes. See the full article below. https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/very-concerning-leading-maryland-prosecutor-worried-about-juvenile-crime-bill-changes-howard-county-states-attorney-rich-gibson-the-president-of-the-maryland-states-attorney-association-msaa-general-assembly-annapolis

On January 18, 2024, A Marydel man was sentenced to 25 years of incarceration for Sexual Abuse of a Minor.  He will be required to register as a Tier Three Sex Offender for the rest of his lifetime. The Defendant’s name has been withheld to protect the identity of the minor victim. The Defendant was
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Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance Richardson recently received an award for his 30 years of practicing as a lawyer. Upon graduation from law school, Lance worked in private practice before becoming a public defender, primarily in Queen Anne’s County. Lance then joined the State’s Attorney’s Office, as a Deputy State’s Attorney, before becoming State’s
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On October 26, 2023, Defendant Donald Rayfield Handy of Grasonville entered a plea of guilty to Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine.  He was sentenced on December 19, 2023 to 15 years, execution of that sentence suspended as to all but ten years to serve, with 36 months to follow his release from incarceration. 
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On April 20, 2023, in the District Court of Maryland for Queen Anne’s County Adam Wendell Lee, age 39, of Chestertown, Maryland pled guilty to one count of “Peeping Tom” – conducting visual surveillance of another person in a private place without the consent of that person. The incident took place in August of 2022,
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After a trial in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County, Harris Clark Green, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, was convicted of stalking, harassment, trespassing, and possession a loaded handgun in a vehicle. He was subsequently sentenced to 21 months to serve at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. He also received 5 years of suspended
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On January 9, 2023, in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County, Timothy Alan Sutch, aged 31, last known address of Marion Quimby Drive in Stevensville, Maryland was sentenced to 8 years to serve to the Division of Correction of Maryland, for violating the terms of probation for his original conviction for second degree assault.
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