(March 15, 2019) Cintelle Charles Schoolfield, 39, of Pocomoke City, faces the maximum of eight years in prison after being convicted of handgun possession and reckless endangerment on March 4 in Worcester County Circuit Court. Schoolfield will learn how he will serve April 3.
Schoolfield pled guilty to those misdemeanor counts in Judge Beau H. Oglesby’s court. He also faced felony counts of first-degree and second-degree assault and firearm possession as well as a misdemeanor count of second-degree assault. But he wasn’t prosecuted for those charges.
His conviction occurred five months after being arrested on charges stemming fro
n argument with another man that was witnessed by an off-duty Pocomoke City police officer.
The officer saw a handgun tucked into Schoolfield’s waistband as the argument progressed. After being alerted to the officer nearby, the report from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County states, Schoolfield said “I don’t care. I’ll shoot him too.” The officer left the area to retrieve his weapon when he heard a gunshot, and saw Schoolfield fleeing on foot.
Schoolfield escaped arrest at that time, but he was later apprehended. He posted the $10,000 bond on Sept. 26 during his initial court appearance.