Entries by William Cockey

Grand Jury Indicts Frederick Pediatrician, Dr. Ernesto Torres

FREDERICK, MD – On April 26, 2019, the Frederick Police Department began an investigation into the allegations that a Frederick Pediatrician, Dr. Ernesto Torres, sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female during an examination at his medical practice. Charges were recommended to the States Attorney’s Office which was then presented to the Grand Jury on May 3, […]

Jefferson Homicide Suspect Held Without Bond

FREDERICK, MD – Chris Lee Myers, 39, of Jefferson, Maryland waived his right to a bond review this afternoon in Frederick District Court. Maryland State Police have charged Myers in connection with the death of his girlfriend Wednesday in Frederick County. Chris Myers is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He was […]

Rudolph Smith Indicted For Additional Victims

FREDERICK- The Frederick County Grand Jury returned additional indictments against Rudolph Jericho Smith, age 36, of Frederick. The indictments were filed in Circuit Court and allege Three Counts of First Degree Assault, Three Counts of Reckless Endangerment, and Three Counts of Knowingly Attempting to Transmit HIV. These charges stem from disclosures of three additional victims […]


FREDERICK, MD – Frederick County ranked #4 out of all Maryland counties for highest conviction rate of DUI cases in 2017, according to newly released statistics from the National Study Center of the University of Maryland. State’s Attorney Charlie Smith reacted, “These numbers show the importance we place on making our roads safe in Frederick […]

Mongolian Delegation Visits SAO

The Frederick State’s Attorney’s Office was honored to host a delegation from Mongolia today. The group came as part of the IJET program. The International Justice Sector Education and Training (IJET) Fellowship is a program that brings small groups of justice sector professionals to the U.S. for month long programs to empower them to become […]

Computer-Generated Child Pornography Bill Signed

Yesterday in Annapolis, Gov. Larry Hogan signed SB 736/HB1027. The new legislation is a “prohibition against possessing, distributing, and creating child pornography; prohibiting a person from knowingly possessing and intentionally retaining a certain representation showing a computer-generated image that is indistinguishable from an actual and identifiable child under the age of 16 years portrayed in […]

Melvin Alfaro Sentenced to 7 Years For 1st Degree Assault

FREDERICK-  Melvin Alfaro, 35, of Frederick, MD was sentenced today by the Honorable Theresa Adams for violently beating his fiancé in June of 2018. He pled guilty in January, 2019 to the sole count of 1st degree assault. He was sentenced today to 25 years, suspending all but 7 years in the Division of Correction. […]

Rudolph Jericho Smith Indicted For Knowingly Transmitting HIV

FREDERICK- The State’s Attorney’s Office indicted Rudolph Jericho Smith, age 36, of Frederick, with Four Counts of First Degree Assault, Four Counts of Reckless Endangerment, and Four Counts of Knowingly Transmitting HIV. The Frederick Police Department began an investigation into Rudolph Smith during the summer of 2017, when separate women disclosed their belief that Rudolph […]