FINAL DEFENDANT SENTENCED IN 2020 WATERSIDE HOMICIDE
FREDERICK, MD – This afternoon in Frederick County Circuit Court, Jordan Burris Hooks, age 29, of Frederick was sentenced to thirty years with all but eight and a half years of that sentence suspended and to be served in the Division of Corrections. Hooks will receive credit for the time he has served since his arrest on the charges in this case. Hooks was convicted in a November 2021 jury trial of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, and accessory after-the-fact to first-degree murder. Judge Julia A. Martz-Fisher also ordered that Hooks complete three years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service following his release.
On September 6, 2020, Frederick County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a walking path behind the Waterside Community in Frederick for the report of a person suffering from head trauma. Passersby discovered the victim and called 911. The victim, Jaemari Anderson, was transported to Baltimore’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police helicopter. A short time later, Anderson was pronounced dead. Investigators determined that the victim was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head.
After extensive investigation, detectives learned that Jordan Hooks and his co-defendants Brian Braheem Henry and Daniel Alonzo Flythe were gathered at the Hooks residence in Waterside on the night of September 6th. After a verbal dispute between Hooks and Anderson, Anderson, Hooks, Flythe, and Henry left the residence and walked down to the walking path. According to testimony, believing he was about to get into a fight, Anderson turned to hand Flythe his eyeglasses, but instead was shot once in the head at close range by Flythe.
On January 10, 2022, Flythe reached a plea agreement and was sentenced to life suspend all but forty (40) years active in the Division of Corrections for first-degree murder. Brian Henry plead guilty to accessory after-the-fact to first-degree murder and was sentenced February 10, 2022 to ten (10) years in the Division of Corrections.
“We are immensely grateful to our prosecution team and the FCSO investigators who poured countless hours into seeking justice for Jaemari and his family. While this third and final sentencing cannot bring back this beloved young man in the Waterside community, we hope that his family can finally feel some closure,” said State’s Attorney’s Office spokesperson Will Cockey.
The State was represented by Assistant State’s Attorneys Jason Shoemaker and Timothy Gilbert.