Two are juveniles charged in a machete attack.
Frederick, Md (KM). The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office on Friday indicted 11 people, including two teenagers who police say are members of the 18th Street gang.
Alejandro Daniel Rodriguez, 17, and Kevin Alexander Orellana, 16, are charged as adults. The Grand Jury charged Rodriguez with two counts of each of 1st-degree assault, conspiracy to commit 1st-degree assault, conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Orelllana is charged with two counts each of 1st-degree assault, conspiracy to commit 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault and conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree assault. Both youths are charged with participation in a criminal gang.
The two were arrested in June for a machete attack on two other boys in May, 2017 along Waverly Drive near Key Parkway.. “They actually waited at a bus stop and when the two victims got off the bus, they went at them. They assaulted them; they chased them with a machete. And, therefore, they are facing these charges,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith.
Also indicted was Justin Godfrey Mitchell, 34, from Hagerstown. He was arrested in June after sheriff’s deputies serving a search warrant found a large amount of drugs in a room he was renting in Frederick. “It revealed about two pounds of marijuana, almost a thousand bars of Xanax, and about three methadone pills, morphine, digital scales, packaging materials, thousands of dollars in cash,” Smith says. He also says Mitchell was not only using, but dealing these drugs.
Mitchell is facing a long list of drug charges.
Another person indicted for drug offenses was Sarah Ann Salmon, 32, of Myersville. The panel charged her with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of drug administrative equipment, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and other offenses. Those charges are for an offense which occurred on June 15th, 2017.
The Grand Jury also indicted Douglas Osmin Salazar, 35, whose hometown is unknown, according to the State’s Attorney Office. Salazar is charged with sex abuse of a minor and 3rd-degree sex offense. Smith says Salazar sexually abused a child over a seven-year period. :”The defendant lived in the home at the time. Unfortunately, he touched the victim under her clothes as well as raping her seven times.” he says. Salarzar is incarcerated in Las Vegas, and Smith says a detainer has been filed against him so he can return to Maryland and face charges.
Others indicted by the Grand Jury include:
* Xavier Reede Reynolds, 18, of Walkersville, whose charged with 1st-degree burglary, 4th-degree burglary, theft less than $1,000 and malicious destruction of property for an incident which occurred on May 15th, 2017.
* Ricky Shelton Ward, 40, who has no fixed address. The Grand Jury charged him with armed robbery, robbery, 2nd-degree assault and theft less than $1,000 for an incident which occurred on June 12th, 2017.
* Devon Allen Filmore Runkles, 23, Raleigh,. North Carolina, whose charged with robbery, 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault, theft less than $1,000 and commission of a crime of violence in the presence of a minor for an incident which occurred on June 24th, 2017.
* Mark Allan Hamilton, 35, of Brunswick, whose charged with 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault and reckless endangerment for incidents which occurred on May 23rd and 24th, 2017.
* Michael John Cocilova, 34, of Frederick, whose charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, 2nd-degree assault, theft between $1,000 to $10,000 and conspiracy to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000, for an incident which occurred on June 15th, 2017.
* Joseph Daniel Smith, 20, of Frederick, whose charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, 2nd-degree assault, theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and conspiracy to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000.
Grand Jury indictments move these cases to the Circuit Court, where a trial date will be set.
By Kevin McManus