Given Plea Deal by Carroll County States Attorney in 2014, Conrad Thorpe charged with DUI again when he killed boy on bike
TOWSON, MD. Baltimore County Police report that a DUI driver killed a boy on a bicycle. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2016, near Marriottsville Road. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 19-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy were riding together on one bicycle west on Liberty Road. They were struck by a 2002 Nissan Ultima, also traveling west on Liberty Road.
The boy, who is identified as Jamal Quentin Anderson of the 3900 block of Red Deer Circle in Randallstown, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. She remains in stable condition at last report.
The driver of the Nissan, who did remain at the scene, is identified as Conrad Oliver Antonio Thorpe, 23, of 3640 Waterwheel Square in Randallstown, Md. He has been charged with Driving Under the Influence and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.
This case continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team. Upon conclusion, the case will be forwarded to the State Attorney’s office for review regarding any additional charges.
ARRESTED: Conrad Oliver Antonio Thorpe, 23, of 3640 Waterwheel Square in Randallstown, Md.
Thorpe has been charged numerous times in Baltimore County with failing to provide a driver’s license on demand to an officer, failing to have tags or a permit with the charges all dropped by the Baltimore County States Attorney.
On May 1, 2014, Carroll County States Attorney Jerry Barnes gave a plea deal for DUI to Thorpe of a fine of $100 and no jail time in exchange for a guilty plea that resulted in Probation Before Judgement.
On Feb. 9, 2014, Thorpe was arrested for DUI by a Maryland State Trooper as Thorpe operated a 2011 Hyundai eastbound on Md. Rt. 26 west of Fallon Road in Carroll County, Md. On May 1, 2014, Carroll County States Attorney Jerry Barnes gave a plea deal for DUI to Thorpe of a fine of $100 and no jail time in exchange for a guilty plea that resulted in Probation Before Judgement.
Brian L. DeLeonardo is presently the State’s Attorney of Carroll County, serving since January 5, 2015. DeLeonardo was appointed Interim State’s Attorney, Dec. 1, 2014, to Jan. 5, 2015 to fill out the remaining month of Jerry Barnes’s term.
DeLeonardo became States Attorney after defeating the incumbent States Attorney Jerry Barnes, 66, in the GOP primary in 2014. Barnes then shot himself following the General Election in November of 2014, in which DeLeonardo was unopposed and was therefore elected to office.
Barnes had been States Attorney for twenty years after being elected in 1994 and worked as a prosecutor for 18 years prior to his election.