Ellicott City Man Continues to Comply with Plea Agreement from 2020 Shooting

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin commended an Ellicott City man for remaining compliant with his plea agreement following an assault conviction that resulted from a non-fatal shooting in July 2020.

During mental health court on Jan. 19, Judge Rasin conducted a monthly status hearing in the case of 35-year-old Thurston Mayo, who informed the court that he was doing well. There were also no complaints on behalf of his supervisors.

Mayo has repeatedly received praise from the judge for his progress. According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Wednesday marked Mayo’s fifth status hearing since June 2021, in addition to those that were postponed in September and December 2021.

Judge Rasin scheduled his next status hearing for March 2.

Mayo pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in May 2021, nearly a year after he was arrested for firing a shotgun at his neighbor who was setting off fireworks in a courtyard on July 4, 2020, on the 6600 block of Eberle Drive. The plea consisted of six years, suspending all but time served, and three years probation for first-degree assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years.