Ryan N. Cherrico
Ryan N. Cherrico
Ryan N. Cherrico

LOVEVILLE, Md. – On October 27, 2021, Ryan N. Cherrico crashed into a horse-drawn buggy operated by Henry B. Stauffer, with his Chevy Silverado pickup truck, killing Stauffer. Cherrico then fled the scene on foot.

The trial for Cherrico ended on Friday, May 27, after St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Judge Joseph M. Stanalonis declared a mistrial. For the first three days of the trial, 21 witnesses were set to appear.

A status hearing for the case had been set for June 29, but the reset date is now slated for August 9. Cherrico was arrested on November 2, 2021, and charged with negligent homicide by vehicle, negligent vehicular manslaughter, and a misdemeanor of contributing to negligent vehicular homicide.

31-year-old Cherrico, of Mechanicsville, was also charged with several traffic violations including driving while impaired by alcohol, failure to render aid to an injured person, failure to report injury or death, and reckless driving. Cherrico was held without bond on November 2 and 3, 2021.

On May 24, the warrant was recalled and quashed. The Judge claimed Cherrico needed an evaluation and authorized in-patient treatment, according to the state courts website.

Cherrico is currently listed on the St. Mary’s County Detention Center roster.

This is an ongoing story, and we will continue to provide any updates as they become available.

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26 Comments

    1. I’m am no lawyer, But I read this as the case is not ready to go to court. sounds like its been moved to August 9th, and still pending evaluation. sounds like they are trying to get everything lined up for a fair trial so there is NO mistakes. One simple form or improper rush of judgement can overturn a case. He’s still locked up with no Bond pending trial, so it’s far from over. Unfortunately the courts take time these days. IT’s Laughable someone brought Trump in this topic.

  1. It’s becoming obvious that the thing to do when you hit someone while intoxicated is just leave the scene. Politicians, actors, musicians, athletes and junkies seem to get away daily. Time for some rules or people to change.

  2. O yes , by all means , let this POS get lost in the legal system , meanwhile the community and his family and 30 some grandchildren greive their loss of a caring, hardworking , alcohol and drug free man, just trying to have the simple life and live by God’s rules. THANK YOU RICK FRITZ !!!!!

  3. O yman es, by all means, let this POS get lost in the legal system, meanwhile the community and his family and 30 some great grandchildren greive their loss of a caring, hardworking, alcoholl and drug free man, just trying to have a simple life and live by Gods rules. Thank You Rick Fritz !!!!!

    1. What does this have to do with Rick Fritz? Are you trying to use a legal situation to do a political hit job – because that is definitely what it sounds like? Posting the same message twice adds to that impression.

      1. EVERY SINGLE PERSON I’ve spoken to that supports Fritz literally told me they owe it to him for getting them out of some trouble in the past. Most of them stating got them off of a DUI. 🙄

    1. “On May 24, the warrant was recalled and quashed. The Judge claimed Cherrico needed an evaluation and authorized in-patient treatment, according to the state courts website.” This all started when they labeled alcoholism and substance reliance “a disease”. It takes all the responsibility out of it.

  4. I am sure not happy to read this update! I knew that kind man Henry and this man should not be allowed to walk away from what he did to this family! If the Judge does not work to do this correctly then I don’t feel he should be a Judge in our Courts! I pray someone will do the correct thing in this case!

  5. What about Cherrico’s family? Didn’t they hide him and attempt to send him to Colorado before he was arrested.
    Henry was certainly a very decent and giving individual.

  6. if you think that it was strictly the judge that wanted this, you’re sadly mistaken. How many DUI’s have been let go under fritz? Hard to keep track anymore.

  7. Check Cherricos’ Judicial history ,, he is a POS ..
    In regard to this current incident ,, family was attempting to get him out of the area to hide …
    some real moral character this family has ((NOT)).

  8. Accident happened in October, it took the judicial system in St Mary’s County this long to determine that evaluation and treatment is needed for the accused. Definitely need some changes in Leonardtown with judges and state’s attorney’s, no confidence with the current group.

  9. Gone is Justice in the U.S., every pillar of our Republic has been debased, this botched yet clear case of Negolgent Homicide of one of the Mennonite community leaders, much beloved only serves as a high water mark of utter corruption, I am ashamed of what our judicial system has sunk to, a cess pool of turds so-called “judges and scum bag layers”, the lowest filth on the planet..

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