Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that David James Clark II, 38, of Crownsville, MD, was convicted on January 28, 2022, of illegally carrying a handgun in a motor vehicle. Clark received a sentence of 6 months incarceration followed by a 5-year period of probation.
Clark was stopped on June 19, 2021, on Route 4 in Owings for suspected impaired driving. He was arrested after he failed to satisfactorily perform field sobriety tests. A search of his vehicle revealed an unloaded Glock 17 handgun concealed in the center console. Clark did not have a permit to carry the gun.
Pursuant to the policy of the State’s Attorney’s Office, Clark’s case was prosecuted in the Circuit Court for Calvert County. The Circuit Court is required to apply Maryland Sentencing Guidelines which call for a period of up to 2 years active incarceration in illegal handgun cases involving persons with no prior criminal record.