On January 24, 2017, Timothy Ryan Green, 27 of Hartly, Delaware was sentenced to 3 years incarceration, with all but 30 days suspended, which will be served at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center, following his convictions for burglary, assault, destruction of property and related offenses. Green was also sentenced to 2 years of supervised probation following his release from jail.
Green was convicted by a Queen Anne’s County Jury of the aforementioned offenses following a trial on November 16, 2016 in the Circuit Court. State’s Attorney, Lance Richardson prosecuted the case and requested that Green be sentenced to a period of incarceration within the Maryland State Sentencing Guidelines, which recommended a minimum sentence of at least 90 days in jail. The high end of the guidelines were a 2 year jail sentence. Mr. Richardson did note that sentencing guidelines are not mandatory or binding by a sentencing judge.
On June 22, 2016 Mr. Green broke into the residence of a former girlfriend in Barclay, Maryland. Upon forcefully entering the residence Mr. Green repeatedly assaulted a male visitor in the residence by striking the man in the face with a closed fist during a jealous rage. The jury rejected both Green and his defense witnesses’ testimony about the events of that evening in that the victim is the one who initiated the violence. Judge Thomas Smith, retired Circuit Court Judge from Prince George’s County, told Green at sentencing that Green “would have been better off leaving his witness at home and that he would have found Green guilty, just as the jury had.” The Judge cited Green’s prior conviction for leaving the scene of an accident and fleeing from the police as a deciding factor in determining that a jail sentence in this matter was appropriate. Mr. Richardson thanked Deputy Cooper of the Sheriff’s Office for his diligence and professionalism in handling this case.