Elk­ton man charged in Woman found guilty in bar­ri­cade in­ci­dent Elk­ton heroin case

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JANE BELLMYER jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com By CARL HAMIL­TON ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— An Elk­ton man is be­ing held with­out bond in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter af­ter an at­tempt to serve a war­rant be­came a four-hour bar­ri­cade sit­u­a­tion Oct. 6.

Lt. Michael Holmes, spokesman for the Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, said Joshua Par­lier, 37, is charged with sec­ond-de­gree as­sault, reckless en­dan­ger­ment, re­sist­ing ar­rest and vi­o­la­tion of a pro­tec­tive or­der.

“The vi­o­la­tion of the pro­tec­tive or­dere said he wasn’t sup­posed to be there,” Holmes said of Par­lier’s lo­ca­tion at a home in the unit bock of Green Meadow Drive in Fair Hill.

In Penn­syl­va­nia, po­lice had ar­rested Par­lier Sept. 9 and charged him with ter­ror­is­tic threats, pos­sess­ing in­stru­ments of crime, stalk­ing, sim­ple as­sault, loitering and


prowling at night­time along with other of­fenses. Ac­cord­ing to South­ern Ch­ester County (Pa.) Re­gional Po­lice, Par­lier is ac­cused of send­ing threat­en­ing texts about a New Gar­den Town­ship, Pa., woman to a third party. He was seen in that area rid­ing on a bi­cy­cle around 8 p.m.

In a state­ment about his ar­rest, SCCRP re­ported that Par­lier was seen mov­ing around out­side the vic­tim’s house with a flash­light. When con­fronted by res­i­dents he reached into a back­pack, which, when he was later ar­rested, was found to con­tain an AirSoft pis­tol with the or­ange safety tip painted black. Also in the back­pack was sus­pected metham­phetamine and para­pher­na­lia, po­lice re­ported.

Par­lier was re­leased from cus­tody in Penn­syl­va­nia Sept. 10 af­ter post­ing a $25,000 un­se­cured bond and is await­ing trial on those charges.

Holmes said Par­lier saw deputies ap­proach the home off Ed Moore Road around 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and he fled in­side, re­fus­ing to come out. CCSO, aided by Mary­land State Po­lice and cri­sis ne­go­tia­tors, were held at bay un­til 8 p.m. when the de­ci­sion was made to gain en­try.

“No weapons were used,” Holmes said, in­di­cat­ing no shots were fired on ei­ther side of the con­fronta­tion. “He kicked one deputy.”

— An Elk­ton woman caught with six bag­gies of heroin bear­ing a “Blue Magic” street stamp and sev­eral pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tions — all of which were stashed in­side her bra — is fac­ing up to 20 years in prison af­ter ac­cept­ing a plea deal, ac­cord­ing to Ce­cil County Cir­cuit Court records.

The de­fen­dant, Kelly L. Camp­bell, 58, en­tered an Al­ford plea to pos­ses­sion of heroin with in­tent to dis­trib­ute Fri­day — four days be­fore her jury trial was sched­uled to start. In ex­change for her Al­ford plea, pros­e­cu­tors dropped 11 re­lated charges, in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion of mor­phine with in­tent to dis­trib­ute and pos­ses­sion of oxy­codone with in­tent to dis­trib­ute.

In an Al­ford plea, the de­fen­dant main­tains his or her


in­no­cence while ac­knowl­edg­ing that the state pos­sesses enough ev­i­dence to con­vict him or her at trial.

Ce­cil County Cir­cuit Court Judge Brenda A. Sex­ton ac­cepted Camp­bell’s Al­ford plea and then, af­ter hear­ing the prose­cu­tion’s state­ment of fact, found her guilty of the charge.


Dec. 7.

Ce­cil County State’s At­tor­ney Amanda Bes­sicks and Camp­bell’s de­fense lawyer, Wil­liam F. Rid­dle III, of Elk­ton, ne­go­ti­ated the plea agree­ment.

Elk­ton Po­lice De­part­ment of­fi­cers ar­rested Camp­bell at about 11:15 a.m. May 5, when they raided her res­i­dence in 400 block of Park Cir­cle af­ter de­vel­op­ing her as a sus­pect dur­ing an ear­lier in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Af­ter tak­ing Camp­bell into cus­tody, a fe­male EPD of­fi­cer con­ducted a body search is set for and found drugs, which were in­side an un­la­beled pill bot­tle in the sus­pect’s bra, po­lice said. In ad­di­tion to the six bag­gies of heroin, po­lice added, the searcher con­fis­cated pre­scrip­tion painkillers and seda­tives, in­clud­ing 25 mor­phine pills, 22 oxy­codone pills and seven Clon­azepam pills.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors also seized a cut-off straw con­tain­ing sus­pect heroin residue dur­ing the body search, po­lice re­ported.

While con­duct­ing the court-ap­proved search of the sus­pect’s res­i­dence, of­fi­cers con­fis­cated clear zi­plock bag­gies, blue wax pa­pers and small rub­ber bands, ac­cord­ing to court records, which note, “The drug para­pher­na­lia found was con­sis­tent with pack­ag­ing and (drug) sales.”

Searchers also con­fis­cated $340, which they found in a cab­i­net in the first-floor en­try­way, po­lice re­ported.



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