Delmar man pleads guilty to shooting charges

August 27, 2013

A resident of Delmar, Md., pleaded guilty to charges related to the attempted murder of a police officer.

Orrin Joudrey and Laurel resident David Watson were arrested Jan. 2, after police say they fired guns into the Laurel home of a Dewey Beach Police officer.

At first, both men pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included attempted first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, reckless endangering, conspiracy and other charges.

Joudrey, 21, pleaded guilty in June.  He was sentenced Aug. 9, in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown.

Judge T. Henley Graves sentenced Joudrey to a total of 20 years in prison for possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and reckless endangering.  Once he is released, Joudrey will serve six years and three months on probation for reckless endangering, driving under the influence and conspiracy charges; he was also ordered to pay more than $800 in restitution.  Charges of attempted first-degree murder against Joudrey were dropped.

Watson, 24, pleaded not guilty Jan. 24, and requested a jury trial, which is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 23.

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