QA State’s Attorney Threatened

A Stevensville man has been charged with threatening to harm Queen Anne’s County’s top prosecutor. State’s Attorney Lance Richardson appeared earlier this month as a witness for the defense in a civil suit Charles Eisel filed against his neighbor. After a district court judge dismissed the suit, Richardson says Eisel threatened to punch him, saying he was retired and could spend six months in the detention center. Richardson says when he told Eisel that threatening a public official was a crime, Eisel redirected his threat toward Coburn and then back at Richardson. Eisel was charged with threatening a public official and released on his own recognizance. A preliminary inquiry in the case is scheduled for June 9 in district court.