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Tag Archives: State’s Attorney Richard Fritz

SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT / One year’s probation in plea bargain of DUI arrest of St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Officer Gogul; Cpl. Matt Rogers resigned

CO Gogul was with another St. Mary’s Sheriff’s employee, a Corporal with the Patrol Division after a day of training when the pair began to enjoy the night life of Easton, a sleepy town in Talbot County.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT / Cops: Junkies swap liquid methadone to drug dealers for heroin; Javar Nolan plucked From Pump House Lane on distribution of heroin rap

Nolan was indicted by a St. Mary’s County Grand Jury on March 23, 2005, for armed robbery and was represented by David Densford, who now is a Circuit Court Judge. In a plea deal between Densford and Fritz, Nolan entered a guilty plea to one count of armed robbery while ten counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, burglary, and armed robbery were all dropped.

Southern Md. Police Beat: machetes, knifes, choking and burglars keep deputies on the move

Thompson, who formerly lived on King Drive in Oakville, was charged on Sept. 12, 2014 with disturbing school operations by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Holton, the school resource officer at Chopticon High School. In District Court for St. Mary’s County Thompson was represented by two welfare attorneys, Ryan Posey and Gerald J. Riviello in arranging a plea deal on Dec. 11, 2014. Thompson pleaded guilty and received probation before judgment with States Attorney Richard Fritz allowing the sentence of ten days in jail to be completely suspended and no fine imposed, meaning that Thompson paid no penalty for disturbing operations of the high school.

Illegal immigrant living in Frederick charged with solicting child sex online from St. Mary’s cop

In May of 2014, a detective from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Vice/Narcotics Division, was contacted by Hermegildo Escamilla-Granados (Age 30 from Frederick, MD) after posting a non-sexual advertisement on a classified-based website commonly viewed by sexual offenders. The undercover officer, who posed as a 16 year old female, exchanged numerous emails with Escamilla-Granados for several weeks.

During the course of the email exchanges, Escamilla-Granados solicited the undercover officer to engage in sexual intercourse for U.S. currency, requested the undercover officer send him nude photographs, and sent a photograph of his genitalia to the officer.