Joseph Martin Blankenship
Joseph Martin Blankenship

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – On April 20, 2023, a 3-judge panel sitting in Upper Marlboro affirmed the 10-year sentence imposed on Joseph Martin Blankenship for the crime of second degree assault.

Blankenship was convicted in 2021 by a Calvert County jury and sentenced to the maximum possible sentence by Judge Andrew S. Rappaport. A Maryland appellate court previously upheld Blankenship’s conviction.

Blankenship was convicted of the unprovoked attack on a 19-year old victim. When the victim asked Blankenship to refrain from using profanity in front of children, Blankenship pulled the victim from a car and punched her in the face. The victim required medical attention.

Blankenship is also serving a 10-year consecutive sentence in an unrelated burglary and assault case.

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  1. This guy is a lifetime screw up. Better in jail than sitting in front of the dispensary in solomons begging people for weed.

  2. Is this dishonor yet?
    Unrelated, the fact that he had to put a dash on his neck tattoo throws my ocd into overtime.

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