Pictured Top R to L: Edge, Meredith
Bottom L to R: Hill, Aufderheide, Sellers
UPDATE – PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – On the morning of March 8, 2021, four out of the five individuals who were charged with painting racist graffiti on the Calvert High School football field last August, pled guilty to committing a hate crime.
Court records now indicate that the four defendants, Anthony Sellers, Kyle Hill, Cade Meredith, and Augustine Aufderheide, were ordered to each pay $1,300 in restitution fees. Additionally, the four men were facing three years in jail, but had all but five of those days suspended. Time served at the Calvert County Detention Center, followed by 3 years of probation. As conditions of probation, they must pay restitution, complete 150 hours of community service, and complete racial sensitivity training.
A fifth defendant, Andrew Edge, 19, of Huntingtown entered a similar plea on March 12, 2021, and received the same sentence.
With quarantine laws still in effect in Maryland, it is unclear if that will impact how they serve their time.
UPDATE: PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – A Grand Jury today indicted five individuals in connection with the vandalism incident that occurred at Calvert High School on August 9, 2020.
Augustine Aufderheide, 18, of Prince Frederick; Cade Meredith, 18, of Saint Leonard; Andrew Edge, 18, of Huntingtown; Kyle Hill, 18, of Prince Frederick; and Anthony Sellers, 18, of Saint Leonard were each charged with one count of a hate crime, one count of destruction of property, and one count of fourth degree burglary. The indictments allege that each individual defaced the property of Calvert High School and exhibited animosity against a group because of their race.
The indictments were announced by State’s Attorney Robert Harvey: “Since the date of the incident, the State’s Attorney’s Office, with the assistance of Sheriff’s Department detectives, has continued its investigation and review of this matter. Today’s indictments are the culmination of this investigation.”
The hate crime charges carry a maximum punishment of three years’ incarceration as do the burglary charges. The destruction of property charges carry a maximum punishment of sixty days.
The cases will be tried in the Circuit Court for Calvert County. Assistant State’s Attorney Kyle B. Tores will handle the prosecution. Trial dates have not been set.
UPDATE: PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Five individuals have been officially charged in the recent Calvert High School graffiti and malicious destruction of property case from Aug. 9, 2020.
Charged in the care are: Kyle Edward Hill age 18, Andrew Matthew Edge age 18, Cade Allen Meredith age 18, Augustine Robert Aufderheide age 18, and Anthony Joseph Sellers III age 18.
All five individuals have been charged with two counts of Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1000 and one count of 4th Degree Burglary.
UPDATE – PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Five individuals have been issued criminal summons for multiple counts of malicious destruction of property, worth less than $1,000. The individuals were confirmed as summoned by the Maryland Judiciary Case Search as of 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 12.
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office told TheBayNet.com that these were not the only charges they had filed against the individuals, however this is merely what has been listed so far.
Since the individuals were issued criminal summons and were not arrested, mugshot photos will not be available. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they are working to obtain photos from the Motor Vehicle Administration for the following individuals:
Andrew Edge, 18 of Huntingtown.
Cade Allen Meredith, 18 of St. Leonard.
Kyle Edward Hill, 19 of Prince Frederick.
Augustine Robert Aufderheide, 18 of Prince Frederick.
Anthony Joseph Sellers III, 18 of St. Leonard.
We will update the article when we receive further details.
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – On Sunday, August 9, shortly before 5 p.m. Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of vandalism/malicious destruction of property to the football field and clubhouse at Calvert High School located at 520 Fox Run Blvd. in Prince Frederick, MD.
Preliminary investigation revealed a racial slur had been spray painted onto the football field, an outdoor classroom was broken into and damaged, and other areas of the school campus were vandalized with graffiti.
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Bureau quickly identified five 18-year-old male suspects. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case is asked to please contact Det. D. Naughton at Dean.Naughton@calvertcountymd.gov.
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office stands against racism and hate speech. “These actions are unacceptable anywhere, especially in our community. The actions of these perpetrators do not represent our community’s values and I fully condemn this vile and abhorrent act and will see that the individuals responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We will do whatever it takes to help ensure that people feel safe and welcome in our community.” – Sheriff Mike Evans