John Michael Anderson Wood – Dru Michael Sultzaberger
UPDATE: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that John Michael Anderson Wood, 21, of Lusby, has been sentenced for his role in a 2019 shooting that left a woman seriously injured.
Wood received a total of 14 years active incarceration for felony first degree assault, use of a handgun, and related charges. He will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least half of his sentence.
In October 2019, Wood and co-defendant Dru Sultzaberger were at a party when Sultzaberger became involved in an altercation. They left, armed themselves with handguns, and drove to the victim’s residence. They fired several shots into the victim’s vehicle, one of which struck the victim in the face. Fortunately, she survived her injuries.
Sultzaberger previously pleaded guilty and received 17 years imprisonment. State’s Attorney Harvey wishes to commend Assistant State’s Attorney Lee Ann Bell and Detective Ted Yates of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for their outstanding work on this case.
UPDATE: John Michael Anderson Wood, 19, of Lusby, pleaded guilty on March 22, 2021, to 5 charges in connection with an October, 2019, shooting incident. The charges were first degree assault, use of a handgun in a crime of violence, possession of a regulated firearm under age 21, and 2 counts of reckless endangerment. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 60 years’ incarceration.
Wood was the co-defendant of Dru M. Sultzaberger. Wood and Sultzaberger became involved in a dispute over marijuana at a party. They armed themselves with handguns, drove to the victim’s residence in Lusby, , and fired several shots into the victim’s car, one of which struck her in the face.
Sultzaberger pleaded guilty and received 17 years’ incarceration in January, 2021. Wood’s sentencing hearing is set for April 23, 2021. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Lee Ann Bell.
UPDATE: On January 26, 2021, Dru Michael Sultzaberger, 20, of Lusby was sentenced to serve 17 years’ incarceration for his role in an October, 2019, shooting. The sentence included a term of 5 years without the possibility of parole.
Sultzaberger became involved in an altercation at a party with the victim’s brother. Armed with a handgun, Sultzaberger drove to the victim’s residence to seek revenge. He fired several shots into the victim’s vehicle. One shot struck the victim in the face. During the investigation, Sheriff’s deputies recovered 3 firearms from Sultzaberger, drugs, and a large amount of cash.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney, Lee Ann Bell. Calvert County State’s Attorney, Robert Harvey, wishes to commend Ms. Bell, Det. Ted Yates of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, and the entire investigative team for their outstanding work in this case. The outcome reinforces Mr. Harvey’s commitment to seeking significant periods of incarceration for people who commit violent acts in Calvert County.
LUSBY, Md. – On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 shortly after 3 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau responded to report of a shooting along Golden West Way.
Units arrived on scene to discover an 18-year-old female victim that had been struck by a gunshot round while sitting in a parked vehicle. The female victim was transported by ground to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center where she remains in stable condition.
Preliminary investigation revealed that two adult males shot the victim and were subsequently arrested shortly thereafter.
The suspects have been identified as John Michael Anderson Wood, 19 of Lusby, MD and Dru Michael Sultzaberger, 19 of Lusby, MD. Both suspects have been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Assault- First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony and Reckless Endangerment and are being held without bond.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Detective Ted Yates at (410) 535-2800 ext. 2161 or by email at Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff Evans stated, “The citizens of Calvert County should be proud of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, particularly the Criminal Investigative Bureau and detectives that solved this case, they are second to none.”