Worcester County, MD – On March 3, 2023, De’Jhuan Collic, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to serve 20 years in the Division of Correction after pleading guilty to one count of 1st-degree assault in November of 2022.
The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court presided over sentencing and suspended all but ten years of the sentence, placed Collic on five years of supervised probation upon his release, and, required him to submit a DNA sample.
The charges originated from an incident that occurred on June 5, 2022, at a convenience store in West Ocean City, Maryland. Maryland State Police troopers responded to a reported assault on a pregnant female at that location and spoke with the victim upon arrival.
Further investigation revealed the victim and the suspect, identified as De’Jhuan Collic had stopped at the convenience store after leaving Ocean City and became involved in an argument while at the gas pumps.
Collic became irate and began to strike the victim several times in the head and face with a closed fist and then began choking her. She tried to escape by running away, but Collic pushed her, causing her to fall into their vehicle’s side mirror.
Troopers observed injuries to the victim consistent with her statements. Collic then took the vehicle and fled the area but was apprehended soon after by troopers on Rt. 50 westbound.
Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser thanked TFC Kreiling and TFC Pinto for their swift action in locating and detaining Collic. She also thanked Assistant State’s Attorney Pamela Correa, who prosecuted the case.