Entries by William Cockey

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 […]

WINCHESTER, VA MAN HELD WITHOUT BOND IN JANUARY HOMICIDE

Frederick, MD – This afternoon in Frederick County District Court, Judge Dino Flores Jr. ordered Lemuel Lee Roberts, age 32, of Winchester, VA held without bond. Roberts is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Kaitlin Nicole Roberts. The defendant was recently extradited from Frederick County, VA.   Deputies with the Frederick County […]

2nd TEEN PLEADS GUILTY IN 2019 GREAT FREDERICK FAIR ATTACK

Frederick, MD – This morning in Frederick County Circuit Court, a 16-year-old respondent pled guilty to one count of 2nd Degree Assault in connection with the September 2019 attack of John Weed at the Great Frederick Fair. Judge Julie Stevenson Solt scheduled the Disposition Hearing for August 12th.   At that hearing, the State will ask […]

FREDERICK TEEN TO BE PLACED IN LONG-TERM JUVENILE BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION PROGRAM

Frederick, MD –  This morning in Frederick County Circuit Court, a disposition hearing was held for the 15-year-old juvenile charged in the death of John Weed at the Great Frederick Fair last year. Judge William R. Nicklas Jr. followed the State’s recommendation that the respondent be placed in a long-term behavioral modification program. Nicklas commented […]

FREDERICK FAIR RESPONDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER

Frederick, MD –  Today in Frederick County Circuit Court, a 15-year-old respondent pled guilty to Manslaughter for the September 20th offense at the Frederick Fair that resulted in the death of Mr. John Marvin Weed of Mount Airy. The State requested that the youth be tried as an adult, but after a lengthy hearing in […]

Jefferson Woman Enters Guilty Plea to 1st Degree Murder

FREDERICK – This morning in Frederick County Circuit Court, Hestina Lakeisha Harris, 24, of Jefferson, MD entered a guilty plea to 1st degree murder. Judge Scott Rolle sentenced Harris to life, suspending all but 60 years to serve. As part of the plea agreement, the State maintains the right to veto any modification of the […]

UPDATE: FREDERICK FAIR WAIVER HEARING #2 JUDGE ISSUES WRITTEN OPINION IN 15-YEAR-OLD’S CASE

FREDERICK, MD – In a written legal opinion released today, Frederick Circuit Court Judge William R. Nicklas Jr. ruled that the 15-year-old respondent charged in connection with the Great Frederick Fair attack on John Weed September 20, 2019, will remain in the juvenile system. The respondent is charged with manslaughter, 1st degree assault, and 2nd […]

MIDDLETOWN MAN ENTERS ALFORD PLEA IN ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2020 FREDERICK –Thomas Mackey, age 34, of Middletown, entered an Alford Plea to Aggravated Animal Cruelty before the Honorable Judge Dwyer of the Frederick County Circuit Court.  The State argued for a suspended sentence but Judge Dwyer sentenced the Defendant to Probation before Judgement and ordered three years supervised probation […]