Yancey Convicted of Manslaughter

Following a week-long trial, a Calvert County jury on April 17, 2023, convicted Terrance Kenneth Yancey of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Tyree Richardson.  The jury also convicted Yancey of 2 firearms violations, 4 counts of reckless endangerment and 1 count of destruction of evidence.  He faces a total of over 40 years incarceration.


Evidence revealed that Mr. Richardson entered a home in the early morning hours of June 13, 2022, to attempt a reconciliation with his ex-girlfriend.  When he entered her bedroom, he was met with a hail of gunfire from Yancey.  All told, Yancey fired 16 shots and then fled the residence.  A massive manhunt ensued and Yancey was ultimately captured 24 hours later in a wooded area in Dunkirk.


Commenting on the verdict, Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey stated:  “This was a well-tried case.  In addition to witness testimony, the State presented over 300 pieces of physical evidence for the jury’s consideration.  I am pleased that we were able to bring justice to the family of the victim.”


Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, 2023, before the Honorable Mark S. Chandlee.  The case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher J. Monte.