Lafferty Receives Optimist Club Award

Calvert County Assistant State’s Attorney Tammy L. Lafferty was recognized by the Optimist Club of Calvert – Prince Frederick at its annual Respect for Law ceremony on September 13, 2021.  Ms. Lafferty was honored for her work on behalf of the children of Calvert County.  She and her staff have collected over $45 million in […]

State’s Attorney Robert H. Harvey, Jr. Appointed to Maryland Sentencing Commission

Robert Harvey, Calvert County State’s Attorney, has been appointed by Governor Larry J. Hogan to a position on the Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy.  The Commission is responsible for supporting fair and equitable sentencing practices in the Circuit Courts throughout the State of Maryland.  Mr. Harvey will serve a 4-year term as the representative […]

State’s Attorney Robert Harvey Congratulates Child Support Division on Outstanding Work

Not everyone knows that the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office is responsible for enforcing Maryland laws regarding child support.  In fact, the Office has a division staffed by an attorney and 3 support persons, dedicated solely to this function.   Since 2017, this unit has collected over $48,000,000 in support payments for the children of […]

Defendants Indicted on Animal Cruelty Charges

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that on July 19, 2021, the Calvert County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Rodney Carlton Rance, 52, of Lusby, and Charles Henry Hall, II, 44, of Chaptico, with felony animal cruelty charges for their alleged involvement in a dogfighting operation.  Rance faces 40 counts of aggravated animal cruelty […]

Defendant Sentenced for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that on August 9, 2021, Brian Cullen Sheridan of Lusby, received a sentence of 20 years imprisonment for the crime of sex abuse of a minor.  Sheridan also received an additional 4-year term for a violation of probation.   Sheridan was convicted by a jury following a trial […]

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Third Degree Sex Offense

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that George Andrew Taylor, 36, of Waldorf, has pleaded guilty to committing a third degree sex offense involving a minor child.  In 2019, the child disclosed to her mother that Taylor, a family friend, had been touching her inappropriately.  During a forensic interview, the child also disclosed numerous […]

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft Scheme

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Marco J. Decesaris, III, 72, of Prince Frederick, MD, has pleaded guilty to being involved in a felony theft scheme.  Decesaris, the owner of Marco’s Quality Storage Buildings, LLC, took money from several County residents after agreeing to build them a shed.  He never built the shed, […]

Scam Alert: A Message from Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey, Calvert County State’s Attorney, wants to alert customers of AT&T/DirecTV to a possible scam that is occurring in our community.  Some customers have received official-looking materials in the mail telling them that their bill is going to be increased by $12 per month unless they call a specified telephone number.  When the number […]

Defendant Sentenced in 2019 Shooting

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that John Michael Anderson Wood, 21, of Lusby, has been sentenced for his role in a 2019 shooting that left a woman seriously injured.  Wood received a total of 14 years active incarceration for felony first degree assault, use of a handgun, and related charges.  He will not […]

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Christopher Fuller, 35, of Dunkirk, MD has pleaded guilty to Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle, Causing Life-Threatening Injury While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and two counts of Second Degree Assault.  He will be sentenced August 16, 2021.   On December 23, 2020, members of the Calvert County […]