Leonardtown, MD- A previously convicted Waldorf man was found guilty of gun charges following a two-day trial in Leonardtown, MD. Andre R. Hilliard-Johnson was convicted of Possession of a Regulated Firearm with a Prior Felony Conviction, Fleeing and Eluding an Official Police Vehicle, as well as other firearm charges.
Originally Mr. Hilliard-Johnson was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other charges for shooting at the people in front of the house. In April 2019 Hilliard-Johnson entered an Alford plea to Reckless Endangerment and having a handgun illegally. He was sentenced to four years.
Mr., Hilliard-Johnson faces up to 19 years in custody and is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center pending a pre-sentence investigation.
The case was prosecuted by St. Mary’s County Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Boyd.