Carpenter Sentenced for Sex Abuse

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced today that Ryan Christopher Carpenter, 37, of Lusby, has been sentenced to 14 years of active incarceration following his conviction for second degree rape.  The sentence was imposed by Judge Mark S. Chandlee of the Calvert County Circuit Court.  Upon release, Carpenter will be on 5 years of […]

State’s Attorney Robert Harvey Announces New Graduates of the Circuit Court Adult Treatment Program

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey is pleased to announce that 11 men and women recently graduated from the Circuit Court Adult Treatment Program, a/k/a, drug court.  These individuals underwent an 18-month program of substance abuse counseling, drug-testing, skills training, and behavior modification.  They were required to meet weekly with a counselor for drug treatment […]

Gantt Convicted of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announces that a jury has convicted Joshua Ryan Gantt, 27, of Prince Frederick, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Second Degree Rape, and 3 related charges.  The jury returned its verdict on July 14, 2022, after a 3-day trial.  Sentencing is scheduled for November 4, 2022. Gantt was a […]

Ridgely Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey reports that on July 11, 2022, Travis Benjamin Ridgely, 34, of Lusby, pleaded guilty to first degree premeditated murder.  The plea was accepted by Judge Mark S. Chandlee of the Calvert County Circuit Court.   Ridgely was convicted of the murder of Selena Noel Persinger.  Police were called to […]

Mason Sentenced for Driving While Impaired

On July 6, 2022, Jermaine Parvell Mason, of Prince Frederick, was sentenced to 1 year, suspended down to 90 days incarceration, followed by 3 years of unsupervised probation for the offense of driving while impaired.  In imposing the sentence, Judge Robert N. Wilcox, of the District Court of Maryland, noted that it was Mr. Mason’s […]

Claggett-Hurley Convicted of Vulnerable Adult Abuse

On June 30, 2022, a Calvert County jury convicted Ilene B. Claggett-Hurley of Owings of 2 counts of Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult, Second Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment.  The jury deliberated a mere 44 minutes before returning its verdict.   The Defendant was the primary caregiver for the bedridden, elderly victim.  On December 21, […]

Calvert SAO’s Attorneys Attend Training Seminars

June was a particularly busy month for the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office in terms of training opportunities.  From June 13-15, all attorneys attended the annual training conference in Ocean City sponsored by the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association.  During the week of June 27, Deputy State’s Attorney Timothy J. Maher received training in homicide prosecutions […]

Mason Enters Guilty Plea to Driving While Impaired by Alcohol

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announces that on June 21, 2022, Jermaine Parvell Mason, 40, of Prince Frederick, entered a guilty plea for the charge of driving while impaired by alcohol as a subsequent offender.  The plea was entered before visiting Judge Robert C. Wilcox of the District Court of Maryland.  Judge Wilcox scheduled […]

ASA Monte Receives Victoria F. Gelfman Legal Excellence Award

Christopher J. Monte, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney for Calvert County, is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Victoria F. Gelfman Legal Excellence Award.  The Award is given annually to one Maryland prosecutor in recognition of his/her contributions to the legal profession.  It includes a $5,000 stipend. Mr. Monte is the driving force behind Calvert County’s […]

Young Sentenced in Domestic Violence Assault Case

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announces that on June 9, 2022, Brandon L. Young, 35, of Lexington Park, was convicted of second degree assault in a case of domestic violence.  Young was sentenced by Judge Michelle R. Saunders of the District Court of Maryland to 10 years incarceration, suspended down to 2 years in […]