On Jan. 5, a 19-year-old Maryland woman turned herself into police after it was believed that she was involved in the murder of a 20-year-old Hagerstown resident. The deceased woman's body was found on Dec. 24 along Route 40. It appeared that she had died from a gunshot wound to the head.
According to news outlets, a 33-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were charged with attempted murder for allegedly beating a 32-year-old man with a tire iron in Maryland. Reportedly, the victim was the accused woman's boyfriend.
Police took into custody on Dec. 22 a 28-year-old man suspected to be involved in an Odenton bank robbery. According to authorities, the bank had been robbed at gunpoint.
According to authorities, a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed kidnapping and assault that occurred on Dec. 11. Officers indicated the incident happened at the Westfield Wheaton Mall around 4 p.m. when a man reportedly attempted to kidnap a woman at gunpoint and assaulted her.
On Dec. 5, a man in Maryland was arrested for allegedly assaulting and stabbing a male driver while they were riding in the vehicle. The incident began at approximately 1:47 a.m. nearby Seton Drive in Cumberland. An officer observed and checked a vehicle that seemed suspicious and approached the motorist who was walking away from the scene. Police claimed to have notice a second suspicious person in the area shortly thereafter. This individual entered the vehicle, eventually leading the officer to realize that there were two occupants inside.
On Oct. 24, a Maryland man was apprehended for allegedly committing a murder in Hanover on Aug. 7. The 26-year-old man was reportedly taken into custody without incident and held with no chance of bail. He received various criminal charges for the shooting death of an Exxon gas station attendant.
On Oct. 24, Anne Arundel County Police took a man into custody who they believe was responsible for a murder that took place at a gas station months earlier. The 26-year-old man is accused of killing a 49-year-old gas station attendant on Aug. 7 before robbing his store. He is now facing criminal charges that include first-degree murder.
On Oct. 17, a 20-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting three men with birdshot. The man's sentence was originally 53 years in prison, but 25 years of the sentence was suspended. After he is released from prison, the man will spend five years on probation. Following the sentencing hearing, a prosecutor commented that the sentence had been decided based on the seriousness of the crime, the man's age and his past criminal record.
Maryland State Police have confirmed that the Princess Anne town commissioner was charged for first- and second-degree assault after an incident that took place on Sept. 20. The 23-year-old commissioner and University of Maryland Eastern Shore student is accused of spraying mace in a man's face, spitting in his face and striking him with a minivan.
On Sept. 9, it was reported that two people who were accused of being involved in a robbery were charged with multiple offenses by Anne Arundel police. The report stated that the two men were also accused of posing as police officers during the incident. Additionally, it was stated that charges against a third person were pending.