FREDERICK – This afternoon, Frederick Circuit Court Judge William R. Nicklas Jr. rendered a verdict in the trial of Dr. Ernesto Cesar Torres. Nicklas found Torres Not Guilty of 2nd degree rape, Guilty of 2nd degree assault, and Guilty of 4th degree sex offense. Sentencing will be held before Judge Nicklas on December 19th. State’s […]
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Frederick – This morning, the Honorable Judge Julie Stevenson Solt ordered two juvenile defendants to remain held pending their next court appearance. The State filed waiver petitions to move the cases to adult court, thus canceling the hearing set for October 22nd. The juvenile defendants, ages 15 and 16, are brothers. The 15-year-old has now […]
FREDERICK – Today in Frederick County Circuit Court, Rudolph Jericho Smith, age 37, of Frederick, MD entered an Alford plea to 3 Counts of Second Degree Assault and 3 Counts of Knowingly Attempting to Transfer HIV. Sentencing was postponed at the request of both the State and Defense. An Alford plea is a type of […]
FREDERICK- A joint investigation by the Maryland State Police and Frederick County Child Protective Services has led to the arrests of three employees at a special education day school and residential treatment center in Frederick County after they were indicted on child abuse and sexual assault charges. The suspects are identified as Jermaine Thomas, […]
FREDERICK – On Wednesday August 7th, 2019, Ean Davis-Lattimore, age 18, of Frederick entered a guilty plea to Voluntary Manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of Genesis McCarter-Berretto, and wounding of a juvenile male victim. The Honorable Judge Julie Stevenson Solt sentenced Davis-Lattimore to 10 years in the Division of Corrections. In the early […]
FREDERICK- This afternoon, the Honorable Judge Julie Solt sentenced Milton Arnoldo Orellana, age 26, of Frederick to 70 years for 1st degree rape, 30 years concurrent for 2nd degree murder, and concurrent to his 30 year attempted murder sentence in another case, which he is already serving. In her remarks, Judge Solt spoke to the […]
Frederick– Today marks the final day at the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office for longtime prosecutor Lindy Angel. Born in Hollywood, California, she moved east to Maryland. In 1975, Angel worked as a high school intern for the SAO. Thanks to her positive experience, she was recruited by a commissioner to interview for a Frederick […]
FREDERICK- This morning, the Honorable Judge Scott Rolle sentenced John Warren Compton, 37, of Emmitsburg, MD to 30 years in prison, suspending all but 10 years. The sentence comes after the defendant entered an Alford plea, acknowledging that the State had sufficient evidence to convict him. The plea agreement is for two counts of 3rd […]
FREDERICK- On July 8th, 2019, the Maryland Court of Appeals approved the creation of the Frederick County District Mental Health Court. The new Problem Solving Court will serve defendants affected by mental health issues. It will be one of only a handful of Mental Health Courts in the State of Maryland. Currently, Frederick County also […]
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State’s Attorney Charlie Smith was invited to meet today with the Task Force to Study Criminal Gang Statutes. The group, comprised of local lawmakers and law enforcement officials, discussed strategies, current policies, and potential legislative efforts to address the issue of gangs. ... See MoreSee Less
Ernesto Cesar Torres Verdict press conference 11.1.19 ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Investigator John Sexton on his retirement! Thank you for serving our Office since October 31, 2005. In State’s Attorney J Charles Smith’s congratulatory comments, he mentioned that John is the first employee he can remember that started and ended on the same day! Prior to serving the residents of Frederick County in our Office, John retired from the Maryland State Police. We wish you all the best, John! ... See MoreSee Less