On March 20, 2015 police responded to a report of a residential burglary in Queenstown, Maryland. Police quickly spotted the suspect vehicle that had been reported by witnesses. When police attempted to stop the vehicle a high speed chase ensued. Police were able to stop the vehicle on Rt. 8 in Stevensville and arrested 26 year old Jason Troy Layfield. As a result of the incident Layfield was charged with multiple offenses ranging from burglary to fleeing and eluding police.
On August 11, 2015 Layfied entered a guilty plea to assault, burglary, theft, resisting arrest, possession of a shotgun by a disqualified person and fleeing/eluding police. Layfield was sentenced in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court on September 29, 2015 to 15 years in the Division of Corrections. 10 years of this sentence was suspended and Layfield will be required to serve 5 years of the sentence. Following his release from prison he will be placed on 5 years of supervised probation.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Doud prosecuted this case.