Cops: Stewart retrieved a machete he was carrying and swung it at the victim causing lacerations to the victim’s face and hand.
WALDORF, MD – A victim suffered lacerations administered by a machete-wielding attacker on April 3, 2022, reports Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry. The alleged perpetrator was given a sweet deal from Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington on February 17, 2022, when charges of home invasion, burglary, and armed robbery when the criminal indictments were put on the Stet Docket.
On April 3, 2022, at 7:10 p.m., officers responded to the 12500 block of Mattawoman Drive in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Sheriff Berry reports that officers observed a male victim who had several lacerations.
A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect, Coby Elliott Stewart Jr., 31, (DOB 03/09/1991) of 5502 Mighty Casey Court, Waldorf, Md., was arguing with the victim, who is known to him, when Stewart retrieved a machete he was carrying and swung it at the victim causing lacerations to the victim’s face and hand.
The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Officers located the suspect nearby and report that Stewart was wearing a sheath, which contained the machete. Officers were able to arrest him without incident.
Stewart was charged by Charles County Sheriff’s Department Officer Casey Phillips with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. On April 5, 2022, Retired District Court Judge Robert B. Riddle ordered Stewart to be held without bond at the Charles County Jail.
The hapless taxpayers of Maryland are providing this alleged miscreant with a free attorney.
Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington gave a sweet plea deal to the violent and fearsome Coby Stewart on March 6, 2019, when Stewart entered a guilty plea to second-degree assault. THE DEAL: Stewart was sentenced to three years in the Maryland prison system but was allowed to serve only 146 days in the Charles County Jail – a veritable country club compared to the Big House.
Stewart was on probation when he was indicted which violated his probation but was still allowed to be out of jail on February 17, 2022, by Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer.
Governor Larry Hogan provided this background on Judge Greer.
William Greer, Jr. was a partner at the Greer Law Firm in La Plata where he represented individuals and businesses in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He has also served in the Maryland National Guard for the past 29 years and is currently a Colonel and Commander of the 58th Troop Command/Joint Task Force Maryland. Greer received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and his J.D. from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Coby Stewart Burglary Conviction Awarded Time In Prison
Stewart entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court on March 7, 2016, to felony first-degree burglary, by way of an Alford Plea. He was sentenced to four years and six months in prison and all but one year and six months were suspended.