On Monday, March 8, 2021, four individuals pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime in connection with the August 9, 2020, vandalism incident at Calvert High School. Augustine Aufderheide, 19, of Prince Frederick, Cade Meredith, 19, of Saint Leonard, Anthony Sellers, 19, of Saint Leonard, and Kyle Hill, 19, of Prince Frederick, admitted to spray painting racial slurs on the school football field and several outbuildings. They each were sentenced to serve 3 years imprisonment, suspended to 5 days at the Calvert County Detention Center, followed by 3 years of probation. As conditions of probation, they must pay restitution, complete 150 hours of community service, and complete racial sensitivity training. A fifth defendant, Andrew Edge, 19, of Huntingtown entered a similar plea on March 12, 2021, and received the same sentence.
Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey, wishes to thank Assistant State’s Attorney, Kyle B. Tores, as well as investigators from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, for their handling of the case.