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day, Judge M. Brooke Mur­dock, a re­tired ju­rist from Bal­ti­more, fol­lowed through on the deal she had an­nounced at the ear­lier court pro­ceed­ing, by im­pos­ing an 18-month jail sen­tence, sus­pended to the home de­ten­tion and two years of pro­ba­tion, plus a $500 fine.

St. Mary’s As­sis­tant State’s At­tor­ney Daniel White, who ear­lier chal­lenged the con­sti­tu­tional va­lid­ity of the agree­ment de­clared by the judge with­out hear­ing from the vic­tims, fo­cused this week on vic­tim-im­pact notes from the three young peo­ple in the case, in­clud­ing one who the pros­e­cu­tor said ex­pe­ri­enced a “panic at­tack,” fol­lowed by con­tin­u­ing anx­i­ety, and an­other whose mother wanted Green­well to re­ceive the same penalty her son likely would have re­ceived for that con­duct.

“Her son is not a for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer,” White said.

At the ear­lier court hear­ing, the pros­e­cu­tor said that the two teenage boys and a young woman in a car on the night of Aug. 2, 2017, out­side the Rod N Reel near Dameron were told by Green­well to leave for be­ing “ram­bunc­tious,” and when they re­turned, Green­well pointed his gun in the car at them, prompt­ing them to leave in fear of get­ting shot.

One of the teenagers called a po­lice de­tec­tive the next morn­ing and said their as­sailant had iden­ti­fied him­self as “Of­fi­cer Green­well,” ac­cord­ing to the agency’s in­ci­dent re­port, not­ing that a re­view of sur­veil­lance video showed Green­well hold­ing some­thing against his hip dur­ing the first en­counter, and when the trio re­turned to buy gaso­line, Green­well ap­proach­ing their ve­hi­cle with a pis­tol, and putting his arms and the gun through its win­dow.

The teenager who called po­lice said that Green­well “leaned into the car while yelling at him,” the re­port states, “and placed the gun on the [teenager]’s shoul­der, fac­ing the bar­rel of the gun at [his] head.”

Grand ju­rors in­dicted Green­well last year on charges in­clud­ing three counts of first-de­gree as­sault.

On Mon­day, Ryan Posey, Green­well’s lawyer, asked that his client be al­lowed to work, by build­ing and re­pair­ing boats at his prop­erty, but the judge de­clined to grant that re­quest.

“I was go­ing to send this per­son to jail,” Mur­dock said. “Home de­ten­tion means you sit at home and think about what you’ve done.”

Green­well said in court that his ac­tions were “out of char­ac­ter for me,” and he men­tioned em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties he has out­side of the United States.

“You’ll have to wait two years. You can’t go out of the state of Mary­land while you’re on pro­ba­tion,” the judge said, also or­der­ing that dur­ing that time pe­riod, “he’s to have no guns, and no con­tact” with the peo­ple in the car.

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