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Frederick Man Found Guilty of Voter Intimidation

FREDERICK, MD – This morning in Frederick County District Court, James Dale Reed, age 42, of Frederick stood trial charged with one count of Threat of Mass Violence and one count of Voter Intimidation. The bench trial was held before the Honorable Judge Eric William Schaffer. Following arguments and testimony put forward by the State […]

Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Engler joins the Legal Advisory Committee for the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

Congratulations to Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Engler on joining the Legal Advisory Committee for the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. Ms. Engler works hard each day to protect victims of domestic violence and raise awareness of the dangers of strangulation.   Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence […]

FCSO DEPUTIES JUSTIFIED IN OCTOBER POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING

FREDERICK, MD – The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office (FCSAO) has completed its review of the officer-involved shooting death of Bryan Selmer that occurred on October 19, 2020 at approximately 2:52pm in the area of the Silo Hill Exxon in Emmitsburg, MD involving two deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The FCSAO’s review focused […]

FREDERICK CO. CYBER CRIME TASK FORCE SEES MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS: Fights to Protect Children from Online Predators During COVID-19

FREDERICK, MD – State’s Attorney Charlie Smith was joined this morning by leadership from the Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Federal partners from the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), along with members of the Frederick County Cyber Crime Task Force to announce major successes in combating online crime in […]

PENNSYLVANIA FUGITIVE HELD WITHOUT BOND IN FREDERICK COUNTY

FREDERICK, MD – BOND REVIEW David Robert Leatherman, age 42, of Hanover, Pennsylvania declined to waive extradition in a bond review before Judge Dino Flores Jr. this afternoon in Frederick County District Court. Leatherman is a suspect in an attempted murder in Pennsylvania. Leatherman will be held without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention […]

FREDERICK SAO CHIEF APPOINTED TO GOVERNOR’S JUVENILE GRANT PLANNING AND REVIEW COUNCIL

FREDERICK, MD – Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office Juvenile Division Chief Laura Wilt was appointed for three years to Governor Hogan’s Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council. The Council is Maryland’s State Advisory Group to fulfill guidelines laid out in the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) of 1974. The Council falls under […]

FREDERICK MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER IN WATERSIDE SHOOTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2020 FREDERICK, MD –                                  INDICTMENT This morning, the Frederick County Grand Jury indicted Jordan Burris Hooks, age 27, of Frederick on charges of 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, Use of a Firearm in a Felony, and handgun on-person. Hooks is held without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention […]