A Churchville man with a drinking and driving conviction was indicted in Harford County Circuit Court last month on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of a Street man.
Jordan Craig Stewart, 27, of the 500 block of Bryarly Court, was indicted Oct. 16 on charges of negligent manslaughter by automobile, criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle, negligent homicide by auto using drugs, negligent homicide by auto using a controlled dangerous substance, driving under the influence/while impaired, driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and a drug other than marijuana.
He was being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.
Stewart was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck west on Route 22 on Nov. 5, 2011 around 3:50 p.m. when, Maryland State Police said at the time, he crossed the center line and hit a Hyundai Elantra head-on, killing Joshua John Hanna, 21, of Street, who was heading east on Route 22. The accident happened in the 3200 block of Churchville Road near Aldino Road.
Mr. Hanna was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was pronounced dead; Stewart was taken to Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore with non-life-threatening injuries.
Mr. Hanna graduated from Harford Technical High School in 2008 and had been working as a molding technician at D. Wheatley Enterprises Inc., his family said.
A scheduling conference in the case is set for Nov. 19.
In June 2005, Stewart was charged in Worcester County with having an open container in public. The case was dropped a month later.
In 2006, also in Worcester County, charges of marijuana possession, speeding and reckless driving filed against Stewart were not prosecuted.
In November 2006 in Harford County, Stewart was charged with failing to display lighted lamps, driving under the influence and driving while impaired by alcohol. He pleaded guilty in January 2007 to driving under the influence and given probation before judgment for two years; the other two charges were dropped.
In August 2007, he was found guilty of marijuana possession and given a one-year suspended sentence and put on five years probation.
A citation filed in April 2010 for theft less than $100 was placed on the inactive docket in September of that year.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun