Maryland Correctional Officer from Ocean View, DE Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice and Destruction of Records

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A 37-year-old Ocean View man and a correctional officer at the Eastern Correctional Institution (“ECI”) in Westover, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to obstruct justice and to destruction of records, related to covering up evidence that a fellow officer at ECI had unlawfully assaulted an inmate. The guilty plea was announced by Erek L.…

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Jason Suha Convicted & Sentenced for Possession & Distribution of CDS

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A Salisbury man has pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with the intent to distribute drugs in Wicomico County Circuit Court. Associate Judge Matthew Maciarello accepted the plea and sentenced 45 year old Jason Suha to 23 years in prison with all but 4 years suspended. As part of the plea agreement Suha forfeits…

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Sentencing in Salisbury Area Assault Case

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21-year-old Nashala Williams has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for assaults that occurred while on the road. On September 19, 2022, Williams pleaded guilty to First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm. According to the State’s Office for Wicomico County, on February 28, 2022, Williams rear-ended a…

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Laurel Man Gets 2 Years In Prison For Hate Crime, Other Charges

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A Laurel man faces a two-year prison sentence following his guilty plea to felony hate crime and other charges.According to the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, 38-year-old James Raab also admitted to charges of possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, aggravated menacing and resisting arrest.Prosecutors said Raab threatened a neighbor with a…

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Ex-Cambridge Mayor Pleads Guilty In Revenge Porn Case

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A former Mayor of Cambridge has pled guilty to five counts of distribution of revenge porn.Andrew Bradshaw also was sentenced Monday to one year of incarceration for each of the five counts, all suspended, three years supervised probation, and he was fined $5,000.According to Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard, the case developed when a…

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Former Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Tax Evasion

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An Ocean View woman has admitted to charges of wire fraud and tax evasion in a case that federal prosecutors say cost her former employer more than one-million dollars.According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, 55-year-old Joan Donald entered her plea in federal court Wednesday.Donald was a bookkeeper for Dovetail, a…

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Eastern Shore Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes For Contraband

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A Seaford man who worked as a correctional officer at Maryland’s Eastern Correctional Institution has pled guilty to charges that he took bribes to smuggle drugs into the facility. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, 43-year-old Maurice Bull admitted to charges of interstate travel in aid of racketeering and possession…

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Seafood Business, Owner Admit To Hiring Undocumented Workers, Visa Fraud

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An Eastern Shore company and its owner have pled guilty to unlawful employment of undocumented workers and to visa fraud. According to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, 50-year-old Phillip “Jamie” Harrington the Third and Captain Phip’s Seafood Incorporated paid undocumented foreign workers less than they were entitled to in wages by manipulating the H2-B Visa…

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Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Shooting Death

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A Sharptown woman has pled guilty to second-degree murder and use of a firearm in a crime of violence for the September 2020 shooting death of her husband. According to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, 55-year-old Sharon Kohlhoff will be sentenced in October. Police responded to reports of the shooting and discovered Kohlhoff going…

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Guilty Plea from Woman Who Set Fire that Killed 3 Wilmington Firefighters in 2016

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The woman who lived in the home at Canby Estates in Elsmere where a fire left three Wilmington Firefighters dead has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder, 1st degree arson and 1st degree assault. Beatriz Fana-Ruiz will be sentenced in December. Officials in the Attorney General’s office say Fana-Ruiz recklessly started the fire in the…

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New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to “Swatting” Incidents in Georgetown

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A New Mexico has pleaded guilty before US District Judge for the District of Delaware, Richard Andrews, to making interstate bomb threats.  In May of 2018, 29 year old Stephen Landes of Roswell, New Mexico posed as someone else who lives in Georgetown when he made bomb threats against the Georgetown Walmart and Georgetown Elementary…

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Guilty Plea from First of 3 Women Charged in Burglary Spree

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A Dagsboro woman has pleaded guilty to her role in several burglaries last fall.  Police say 50 year old Christina Harvey and two others entered or tried to enter homes in the Millsboro, Frankford, Selbyville and Georgetown areas in October and November.  The trio took multiple items – including jewelry, electronics and small appliances.  They…

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Laurel Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in 2017 Shooting

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A 19 year old man has pleaded guilty to the shooting death of another man last year at a Laurel apartment complex.  DOJ officials say Stephon Jackson of Laurel shot Mekell Horsey in January of 2017 at the Wexford Village Apartments.  Jackson pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other offenses and faces a minimum sentence of…

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