Leigh Dillon, who has been an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for 11 years, was promoted by State’s Attorney Lance Richardson to Deputy State’s Attorney effective March 16th, 2022.  Leigh has a wide range of prosecution experience and fills a vacancy left by former Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Cuches,
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Caitlin Robinson, pictured left, was sworn in as an Assistant State’s Attorney by Clerk of the Circuit Court, Katherine Hager, on November 24, 2021. Robinson was hired by Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney, Lance Richardson, to fill a vacancy within the office. Caitlin brings years of prosecution experience to the State’s Attorney’s Office, being previously
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On September 30, 2021, a jury found Dontae Davon Dennis guilty of eight criminal charges: CDS Distribution of Fentanyl, CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Distribution of a Fentanyl/Heroin Mix, Possession of Fentanyl, Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl, Conspiracy Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Reckless Endangerment, and Involuntary Manslaughter. The Honorable Bo Ernest, retired
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(Above: State’s Attorney Lance Richardson completes paperwork at the Board of Elections to file for another term as State’s Attorney)   On September 1, 2021, Lance Richardson, State’s Attorney for Queen Anne’s County, filed with the Board of Elections to seek a fourth term as State’s Attorney in the November, 2022 election.  Mr. Richardson was
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On August 12, 2021, Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office intern, Cody Pfeiffer, participated in a mock trial before the Honorable Lynn Knight of the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court. Mr. Pfeiffer, acting as an Assistant State’s Attorney, prepared a felony case for trial. He examined witnesses, properly entered exhibits into evidence, gave eloquent opening
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Melissa Mae Thompkins, aged 31, of Denton, Maryland, was found guilty of Malicious Destruction of Property after a court trial on May 26, 2021, before the Honorable Frank M. Kratovil, Jr., Judge, in the District Court of Maryland for Queen Anne’s County. Thompkins was sentenced to sixty days to serve, with fifty days suspended and
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Erick Hasheem Warrick, of Washington, D.C., entered a guilty plea to Felony Theft $1,500- under $25,000 on April 6, 2021 for an incident that began with a theft at the Queenstown Outlets and ended with the successful apprehension of all suspects on Kent Island. On January 8, 2020 Mr. Warrick and two other individuals entered
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On January 3, 2021, deputies with the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Benton Road, Stevensville, MD for a report of a violation of a protective order. The victim informed the officers that she had an active temporary protective order precluding Maverick McBurnett from contacting the victim and from entering her residence on Benton
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On October 13, 2020, George Berbakos was driving on route 301 near mile marker 87 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, when another vehicle merged into traffic behind Mr. Berbakos. Mr. Berbakos perceived the vehicle as following too closely and aggressively “brake-checked” the victim’s vehicle. Berbakos then proceeded to yell profanities out of his window and
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