On November 20, 2023, Brandon Ross Holbrook, 48, of Reedsville, PA, was indicted by a Calvert County Grand Jury and formally charged with the murder of Joseph Shymanski of Huntingtown. A total of 5 charges were returned by the Grand Jury, to include common law murder, first and second degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Holbrook is due in Calvert County Circuit Court on December 4, 2023 for an initial appearance/arraignment. He is being held at the Calvert County Detention Center.
An indictment is simply a method of charging an individual and does not constitute a finding of guilt or innocence.