Frederick County Grand Jury Returns Six Indictments

One is against a Frederick man for an assault.

Frederick, Md (KM) Six indictments were returned on Friday by the Frederick County Grand Jury.

In one, Elmer Giovan Alverardo-Sanchez, 21, of Frederick is  charged with attempted 1st-degree murder, two counts of 1st-degree assault, and three counts of 2nd-degree assault.

Early Saturday morning, November 18th, 2023, Frederick Police responded to Frederick Health Hospital to investigate reports of a serious assault against a 19-year-old woman which included strangulation and a stab wound to her upper torso. Authorities also found evidence of  the assault at Sanchez’s home. They also spoke with witnesses and learned of death threats made to the victim before the attack.

Two individuals that police describe as “travelers” were also indicted on Friday. Brian Joseph Williams, 37, of Middle River, Md., is charged by grand jurors with 3rd-degree sex offense, displaying obscene material to a minor, and sexual solicitation of a minor. He was arrested last month in Anne Arundel County following an interview with a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office detective, and a US Department of Homeland Security agent.   Williams is alleged to have been   sexually involved with a 15-year-old girl. Authorities say Williams solicited the girl for sex acts, exchanged sexually explicit images and had sexual intercourse with the teenage girl,

A second individual identified as Brian Patrick Brooks, 43, of Winchester, Virginia, is charged with eight counts of sexual solicitation of a minor who turned out to be a Sheriff’s Office detective posing on line as 14-year-old girl. They agreed to meet.   Brooks was arrested at a park in Frederick County.

Other indictments include:

*Joshua Carl Shipley, 30, of Middletown, Md., who is charged with 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault and reckless endangerment for an incident which occurred on October 9th, 2023.

*Samuel Campos, 31, of Staten Island, NY, who is charged with 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault, reckless endangerment, violation of a protective order, and violations of the conditions of his release for a crime of violence for incidents which occurred on, November 12-15, 2023.

*Deandre Dennis Raynor, 31, of Frederick, Md., whose is charged with 2nd-degree general burglary; 4th-degree burglary, theft between $1500-$25,000 and malicious destruction of property less than $1000 for an incident which occurred on October 4th, 2023.

These indictments move these cases to the Circuit Court where trial dates will be scheduled.

The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office says indictments are documents alleging criminal conduct, and all defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

By Kevin McManus