COURT NEWS: THREE-TIME REPEAT DWI OFFENDER BRANDON LOUIS THOMPSON NEVER BOTHERS WITH A DRIVER’S LICENSE; EASY PLEA DEALS BY PROSECUTORS IN CALVERT, CHARLES & ST. MARY’S
A St. Mary’s County man has a long record of driving while suspended and along the way has managed to accumulate three DWI arrests. When arrested, Brandon Louis Thompson has been provided free attorneys, courtesy of the Taxpayers of Maryland – the very group of people that Thompson has endangered by driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The public officials charged with the responsibility of holding outlaw drivers who also drive under the influence, the respective States Attorneys in the three counties of Southern Maryland which Thompson visits, have pampered him with easy plea deals.
BRANDON LOUIS THOMPSON, (DOB 03/26/1986) of 45886 Chancellors Run Court #1123, Great Mills, Md., was charged by Maryland State Trooper Aaron Fraser on Jan. 31, 2020 at 7:29 pm with DWI – drugs, alcohol, and negligent driving as he operated a 2006 Cadillac southbound on DWI International Speedway (Md. Rt. 4 ) at Pardoe Road. Thompson was deemed not eligible for a free attorney paid for by the Taxpayers, which might just be a real shock to him based on how often the Taxpayers of Maryland have provided him free attorneys in the past.
- BRANDON LOUIS THOMPSON was cited by Maryland State Trooper Jason Mulhearn on Jan. 15, 2019, with driving while suspended – which is seldom punished in the State of Maryland. Trooper Mulhearn stopped Thompson on Rt. 235 at Airport View Drive in Hollywood, Md., as he operated his Cadillac Escalade. In a plea deal on June 12, 2019, in St. Mary’s District Court, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz dropped the charge. Another charge, that of failing to have a rear stop light, found Thompson with pleading guilty, as part of the plea deal with a fine that was never paid. But Fritz got the goods on Thompson over his busted brake light.
- Thompson picked up another citation for driving while suspended – which can result in the driver being taken straight to jail – or not. St. Mary’s Deputy Michael Rycyzyn issued a citation and the court date is pending for March 18, 2020.
- Brandon Louis Thompson was charged with DWI and several traffic offenses on Aug. 18, 2018, at 12:59 am by Maryland State Trooper Strong when a traffic stop took place on Rt. 4 and Sherry Lane as Thompson drove his Caddie Escalade. The charges filed in District Court were sent to Circuit Court when the free attorney representing Thompson asked for a jury trial. Thompson entered a guilty plea to DWI in Calvert Circuit Court on April 22, 2019, in a plea deal with the Calvert County States Attorney Andrew Rapport. THE DEAL: Thompson was sentenced to 45 days in jail with all, but 15 days suspended. Charges of driving while suspended, possession of a suspended license and negligent driving were all dropped as part of the plea deal. Andrew Rappaport is now a Circuit Court Judge.
- After being issued a citation for driving while suspended by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department Deputy John Fenwick on June 9, 2018, Brandon Louis Thompson, with free attorney Johanna Edith Cimino representing him in District Court, found that St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz put the charge on the Stet Docket with no fine and no time.
- Thompson was cited by Charles County Sheriff’s Department Patrol Officer Michael Wagner on Sept. 1, 2016, as he operated a Buick on Billingsley Road at Duttons Bridge Road in Waldorf with driving while suspended and the charge was dropped by Covington on Feb. 3, 2017.
- Thompson was cited by Maryland State Trooper David Coppedge on July 3, 2016, with driving while suspended on Great Mills Road (Rt. 246) at Midway Drive in Lexington Park, Md., and the charge was dropped by Fritz on Sept. 7, 2016.
- Brandon Louis Thompson was arrested for DWI-Alcohol by Maryland State Trooper Travis Howard on April 24, 2018, at 1:11 am as he motored down Great Mills Road (Rt. 246) at Pacific Drive in Lexington Park, Md. Thompson was at the wheel of a 2001 Dodge Intrepid when he was stopped and charged by Trooper Howard with numerous violations including reckless driving and operating with a suspended driver’s permit. In a plea deal in St. Mary’s District Court with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on Nov. 30, 2018, Thompson entered a guilty plea to DWI. THE DEAL: Thompson was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgment and thirty days in the slammer, all of which was suspended and two years of unsupervised probation.
- Thompson got a plea deal from the notoriously easy pleading bargainer Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington on April 20, 2015, for the citation of driving while suspended issued by Charles County Sheriff’s Department Officer Devin Arends. Officer Arends had cited Thompson as he operated a 2004 Honda on Leonardtown Road at Goldie Farm Road on Dec. 30, 2014. Covington agreed to a deal with Thompson pleading guilty and a verdict of Probation Before Judgment was stipulated with no fine and no time, however, court records state that Thompson was committed the date of the deal without specifying any sentence. Perhaps he went down the Alice in Wonderland Maryland Judiciary rabbit hole. Other citations for driving while suspended go back at least to 2010 with various charges put either on the Stet Docket or result in Probation Before Judgement – all approved by Charles County States Attorney Covington – a swell guy.
- Brandon Louis Thompson was charged in Charles County District Court on Feb. 18, 2011, with driving while suspended by Charles County Sheriff’s Department Patrol Officer Charles Figgins as he drove a 1997 Ford on Turkey Hill Road at Crescent Road. In a plea deal on Aug. 25, 2011, with Charles County States Attorney Covington, Thompson entered a guilty plea to driving while suspended.