The Grand Jury also issued indictments for drug offenses.
Indictments were issued on Friday by the Frederick County Grand Jury. One was handed down to Austin Leon Wolfe, 76, of Smithsburg for a domestic violence incident. "He was indicted on 1st degree and 2nd-degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment for a pretty serious domestic violence incident," says Smith.
According to the State's Attorney's Office, deputies responded to Wolfe's home at 13,620 Stottlemyer Road on August 5th, 2012. They were told that Wolfe choked his wife with a belt. When she became unconscious, he then began beating her, according to authorities. When he realized what happened, Wolfe called his son, who came over and tried to revive his mother. Police, and emergency medical technicians were called, and the victim was revived.
"He'll have his day in court sometime within the next 180 days," says Smith. "Which is what happens after they're indicted. It moves to circuit court and they have a regular speedy trial in the next 180 days."
Other indictments handed down include:
Corey Nash, 34, of Frederick, for two counts each of distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of cocaine, and one court of possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. The offenses occurred on July 30th, and August 2nd, 2012.
Shaley Moore-Bishop, 20, of Frederick, and Denver James Owens, 22, of Frederick: Both are charged with distribution of heroin, conspiracy to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of heroin, and conspiracy to possess heroin. The offense occurred on August 7th, 2012.
Brandon Dion Boyd, 33, of Boyds, whose charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana. The offense occurred on August 1st.
Smith says there were other indictments, but they are sealed for the time being.