Somerset County

Domont Cornish Sentenced to 13-Years for Attempted Armed Robbery

Princess Anne, MD – On May 18, 2022, after a two-day trial, a Somerset County jury convicted Domont Cornish of Armed Robbery and other related charges.

On August 5, 2022, the Honorable William Jones sentenced Cornish to twenty (20) years, with thirteen (13) years of active incarceration in the Division of Corrections, followed by 5 years of supervised probation.

On December 28, 2020, the Princess Anne Police were dispatched to an attempted robbery of a truck driver at the Dollar Tree store. The driver stated that a person dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The driver stated he did not have any cash, and a witness who observed the gun called the police, who were close by.

Upon hearing sirens, Cornish fled on foot and officers were able to stop him a short distance away.

When the officers approached him, Cornish was seen taking off a black sweatshirt, latex gloves and a ski mask and discarding them on the ground.

A K9 track was done, which led officers to the roof of a nearby store.

With the assistance of the fire department, officers went on the roof and located a pellet gun. DNA evidence linked Cornish to that pellet gun.

State’s Attorney Wess Garner prosecuted the case with Assistant State’s Attorney Alison Jeanes. He commended the Princess Anne Police Department, specifically Lt. Robert Smith and Sergeant Rondell Redding, for their work in the investigation and assistance in the prosecution of this case.

Those individuals mentioned in this news brief are charged with a crime and are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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