Ex-con on parole nabbed with gun charge
LEONARDTOWN, MD. – An ex-con caught with guns is facing more jail time.
Capt. Daniel Alioto reports that St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives began conversing with Wayne Jerome Biscoe, 47, of Valley Lee, Md., regarding the sale of several firearms. The negotiations between the two were a specific sum of money for an AK 47 semi-automatic rifle (which is a regulated firearm) and two handguns. When a price was agreed upon, the undercover detective met suspect Biscoe, and the transaction was completed. Suspect Biscoe was stopped and arrested without incident by Vice/Narcotics Support Team and Patrol deputies. Suspect Biscoe is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing any firearm.
Detectives executed a search and seizure warrant on suspect Biscoe’s residence and additional firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana were recovered. Suspect Biscoe was charged with several firearms violations to include “Unlawful Sale/Transfer of a Regulated Firearm” and “Transporting a Handgun in a Vehicle.” Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.
Three counts of assault and reckless endangerment were filed against Biscoe on Sept. 5, 2005, by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Sgt. Harold Young and all charges were dropped by St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on Dec. 30, 2005.
Fritz procured an indictment from the St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Grand Jury against Biscoe on Oct. 29, 2001. In a plea deal on Feb. 3, 2002, Biscoe entered a guilty plea in return for a sentence of 18 months in jail with one year suspended and work release authorized. Trooper John Vanhoy was the arresting officer.
Biscoe was previously convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Feb. 4, 2004, and in a plea deal with Fritz was given thirty days in jail. All thirty days was suspended.
Four counts of theft against Biscoe filed by Maryland State Police Detective John Vanhoy on March 12, 2001, were dropped by Fritz on Aug. 30, 2001.
Four counts of drug distribution against Biscoe in 1996 by Maryland State Trooper Norma Traas were dropped by St. Mary’s States Attorney Walter B. Dorsey.