Appeal from the Circuit Court for Frederick County. Theresa M. Adams, JUDGE.
SUBMITTED BY Rachel Simmonsen (Paul B. DeWolfe, Public Defender on the brief) all of Baltimore, MD FOR APPELLANT.
SUBMITTED BY Carrie J. Williams (Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General on the brief) all of Baltimore, MD FOR APPELLEE.
PANEL Zarnoch, Reed, Sharer, J. Frederick (Retired, Specially Assigned), JJ.
[221 Md.App. 416] Following a trial in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, a jury convicted appellant, Susan DeGrange, of failure to comply with a peace order and resisting arrest. The trial court sentenced appellant to 18 months in prison, suspending [221 Md.App. 417] all but 30 days, on the charge of resisting arrest, after which she filed a timely notice of appeal.
Appellant presents the following question for our consideration, which we have rephrased slightly:
Is the evidence sufficient to sustain the convictions for resisting arrest and failure to comply with a peace order?
For the reasons set forth below, we shall affirm the judgments of the trial court.
On June 24, 2013, Robert Wormley went to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office to report that appellant was present at his residence in violation of a March 2013 peace order, which prohibited her from being on the property. Deputy Timothy Grove was dispatched to Wormley's residence for the trespassing call.
When he arrived, Grove found appellant standing outside the residence, accompanied by a pit bull. Grove asked appellant
to secure the dog so he could arrest her for violating a peace order; instead, she took the dog into the house and locked the door behind her. She ignored Grove's several ...