Entries by William Cockey

HAGERSTOWN MAN FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2021   FREDERICK, MD – Late Thursday afternoon in Frederick County Circuit Court, a jury found Clifford Edward Barnett, age 54, of Hagerstown, MD guilty of 2nd Degree Rape, 3rd degree sex offense, and 4th degree sex offense. The State requested that Barnett’s $25,000 unsecured bond be revoked after this […]

EVIDENCE REVIEW UNIT MARKS 1 YEAR MILESTONE: State body camera mandate will necessitate expansion in coming years

FREDERICK, MD- The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office is marking the one-year anniversary since the inception of the Evidence Review Unit (ERU).  The ERU, which is comprised of four investigators and a supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney, is responsible for identifying, requesting, and reviewing all digital audio/video evidence generated by police during the course of a […]

AUGUST IS CHILD SUPPORT AWARENESS MONTH

FREDERICK, MD – Child Support Awareness Month is nationally recognized each year during the month of August to focus on the importance of providing financial support for children.  It also recognizes the child support professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children. “Every child has the right to receive support […]

ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY BRETT ENGLER TO CHAIR NEWLY FORMED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL

Last week, the newly formed Frederick County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council held their first meeting. Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Engler will serve as chair, County Councilmember Jessica Fitzwater will serve as co-chair.  The Council, which is a multidisciplinary group different local county agencies, non-profits, and the Judiciary, will collaborate to promote and facilitate an effective, […]

JUDGE RULES FORMER FREDERICK PEDIATRICIAN INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL

FREDERICK, MD – In a written opinion released this morning, Circuit Court Judge Julie Stevenson Solt ruled that Ernesto Cesar Torres, age 70, of Frederick is incompetent to stand trial.  In December 2019, Defendant Ernesto Torres, was charged with ninety-eight counts of sexual offenses against nineteen separate juvenile victims from 7/2/2001 to 4/29/2019.  A hearing […]

DISTRICT COURT CHIEF JOINS FPD FOR LAUNCH OF NEW CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM

District Court Chief Michael Moore joined members of the Frederick Police Department for the launch of their new Crisis Response Team co-responder program. This new mental health resource will be provided to the citizens of Frederick City through a partnership between FPD, Sheppard Pratt, the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Frederick County Health Dept., […]

UPDATE: MONROVIA MAN SENTENCED IN FELONY DOMESTIC ASSAULT

Frederick, MD– Sentencing was held this morning for Everett Leroy Barton Jr. following his conviction for 1st Degree Assault by a Frederick jury June 3, 2021. Judge Scott Rolle sentenced Barton to 25 years suspend all but 15 years active incarceration in the Division of Corrections. He must also serve 5 years supervised probation upon […]

Monrovia Man Found Guilty of Felony Domestic Assault

FREDERICK, MD – This afternoon in Frederick County Circuit Court, a Frederick County jury found Everett Leroy Barton Jr., age 61, of Monrovia, MD guilty of 1st Degree Assault and 2nd Degree Assault.   On April 19, 2020 at approximately 11:00pm, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 3700 block of Blueberry Drive […]

FCSAO COMPLETES INVESTIGATION OF OCTOBER POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN EMMITSBURG

FREDERICK, MD- The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office (FCSAO) has completed its review of an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on October 19, 2020 at approximately 2:42pm in the area of 47 Park Drive in Emmitsburg, MD involving a deputy from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and a trooper from the Pennsylvania State Police. This […]