Court of Special Appeals Affirmes Child Support Non Payment Convictions

Charges stem from the case of Danyell Walker of District Heights, Maryland.

Frederick, MD  (LG)  The Court of Special Appeals affirmed the Child support non-payment convictions of a District Heights, Maryland man.

According to an email from Frederick County States Attorney Charlie Smith, the charges in the case of Danyell Walker followed a three year period of significant non payment of child support. Smith stated that at the time of the trial, Walker owed child support arrears exceeding $68,000.

During the jury trial last December, Smith said Walker was convicted of 2 counts of criminal contempt and 4 counts of criminal non support of a minor child. On the same date the court sentenced the defendant to a total of three years in the division of corrections with all but one year suspended. A notice of Appeal was filed, but the court of special appeals rejected Walkers’ claims.

Walker has since been released and will spend 5 years on unsupervised probation monitored by the State’s Attorney’s Office, according to Charlie Smith.

-Loretta Gaines