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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Failed Drug Test Violates Man’s Probation

SNOW HILL — A local man, sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the death of a Pennsylvania man in Ocean City in August 2014, could be going back to serve out the rest of his term after violating the terms of his probation.

In January 2015, Caleb Edwin-Earl Ochse, now 30, of Ocean City, pleaded guilty to affray, a common law charge essentially indicating he was guilty of participating in a fight in a public place, and was sentenced to six years with all but 18 months suspended. Ochse had been charged with manslaughter for his role in a fight on a downtown street that ultimately led to the death of Justin Cancelliere, 37, of North Whitehall, Pa. on Aug. 24, 2014.

Ochse served the sentence and was placed on supervised probation for two years including routine drug testing. Ochse recently tested positive for a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), which violated the terms of his probation.

As a result, the original case against him has been reopened and he now could be required to serve out the remaining four-and-a-half years of his sentence. A violation of probation hearing has been set for Sept. 1.



Anonymous said...

His family's connections will be his get out of jail free card again. Nothing like the good ol boy network!

Anonymous said...

Like this would surprise anyone.

Anonymous said...

It should be that he should be forced to finish the sentence, not could.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean Freemasonry?