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.