Nicholas William Dolly, of New Windsor, is being held without bail on charges that include second-degree murder after injuries he allegedly inflicted during an assault caused the death of Teresa Drury based on her autopsy.
Dolly, 23, of the 1400 block of Greenwood Church Road, is charged with one count each of second-degree murder and first-degree assault. Judge Erin Danz held him without bail based on the seriousness of the charges following a Monday bail review.
No attorney was listed for Dolly in court records, and he was represented by the Carroll County Office of the Public Defender during the bail review.
According to the statement of probable cause, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on May 12, 2018 for a medical emergency. Drury was transported to Carroll Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, Drury’s injuries were initially thought to be from a fall.
She was then transported to University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where she died on May 16, according to the statement in court documents.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled that the cause of death was homicide due to multiple blunt-force injuries, according to the statement.
Subjects interviewed by deputies said Dolly assaulted Drury on May 12 and inflicted injuries on her that were consistent with the injuries observed during the autopsy, according to the statement.
During bail review, Dolly’s public defender said Dolly had no prior convictions and no pending cases.
Carroll County Sheriff James DeWees said the Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the matter, but could not comment further.
Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo was also unable to comment on the case in progress. He said felony cases are generally presented to a Carroll County grand jury which chooses whether to indict. In the event of an indictment, the case would proceed to Circuit Court.