Woman Charged with Second Degree Murder in Domestic Shooting


By somd.com Staff Writers

Joanna Joyce Findlay, 40, of Hollywood, has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Gary Allen Trogdon. (Arrest photo)
Joanna Joyce Findlay, 40, of Hollywood, has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Gary Allen Trogdon. (Arrest photo)
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 1, 2010)—Police found Gary Alan Trogdon, 55, deceased inside a residence on Little Cliffs Road in Hollywood Saturday around 11:00 p.m. They were called to the home for a report of a domestic assault in progress with shots fired. Deputies determined Trogdon received a fatal gunshot wound during a dispute.

Deputies detained a female, 40, of Hollywood, who was at the residence when they arrived. Her name was not released at that time since charges had not been filed.

Detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations were called to the scene and assumed the investigation.

On Sunday, detectives charged the woman, Joanna Joyce Findlay, with second degree murder in the death of Trogdon. Findlay is being held in the St. Mary's County Detention Center without bond.

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