INCIDENT:           Possession of Children Pornography

DATE / TIME:      06/18/2012 (Date of Arrest)

LOCATION:         (See Narrative for locations)

VICTIM:               State of Maryland

ARREST:               Jeffrey Anthony Goad (50) of Millington, MD.

CHARGE:              Possession of Child Pornography (Nine Counts)


NARRATIVE:        Sheriff Gary Hofmann reports that on June 5th, 2012 the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff received an anonymous complaint of a middle age male possibly searching for child pornography on a public access computer at the Centreville Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Public Library. 


D/Cpl. Stouffer responded and began to watch the subject while he was seated at the public access computer terminal.  Subsequently D/Cpl. Stouffer observed suspicious images on the computer being used by suspect.  D/Cpl. Stouffer and Det. Gardner made contact with suspect and seizing his personal items at the computer terminal. The suspect was identified as Jeffrey Anthony Goad (50) of Millington. Goad is a registered sex offender listed as a Tier III offender listed on the Maryland Registry.


A search warrant was obtained for Goad’s personal items and was executed on June 11, 2012.  As a result of that search warrant,  seven photographs and two videos containing suspected child pornography were seized from the personal items of Jeffrey Anthony Goad.  The suspected child pornography recovered from Goad’s personal items resulted in the execution of a second search and seizure warrant for Goad’s Millington residence which was served on the morning of June 18, 2012. At the time of the search warrant, Goad was not home.


Sheriff Hofmann reports that later on June 18, 2012, Jeffrey Anthony Goad turned himself into the Office of the Sheriff and was served with an arrest warrant from the Maryland Department of Parole and Probation and a second arrest warrant through the Queen Anne’s County District Court.  The Queen Anne’s County District Court arrest warrant was issued in reference to the seven images and two videos of suspected child pornography recovered from Jeffrey Goad’s personal items seized on June 5, 2012. 


According to Sheriff Hofmann that Goad was processed at Sheriff’s Headquarters and subsequently taken before the District Court Commissioner who ordered for him to be held in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center with No Bond. Goad is expected to have a bail review hearing on Tuesday June 19, 2012.


DEPUTY:              D/Cpl. Stephen Stouffer

ASSIST:                 Lt. D. Embert, D/Sgt. B. Layton, Dfc. L. Becker, The Office of the State’s Attorney for Queen Anne’s County, The US Department of Homeland Security Immigration & Customs Enforcement and the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services.

CASE:                    12-16274