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