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Eden Man Charged With Homicide by Motor Vehicle in Jogger's Death

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Brent Morgan Taylor, charged with homicide by motor vehicle and related offenses. Brent Morgan Taylor, charged with homicide by motor vehicle and related offenses.
Robert T. Schultheis, crash victim Robert T. Schultheis, crash victim

By Kye Parsons and Bill Mich

EDEN, Md.- An Eden man is facing homicide by motor vehicle and related charges in connection with an October crash that claimed the life of a jogger in Wicomico County. 

According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Brent Morgan Taylor was arrested Thursday and charged with homicide by motor vehicle - drugs, homicide by motor vehicle - CDS, driving vehicle while impaired by CDS and driving vehicle while impaired by drug. On Friday morning, Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge S. James Sarbanes ordered him held without bond. 

Taylor's arrest stemmed from a crash that occurred at around 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Investigators said 37-year-old Robert T. Schultheis was jogging on the 3000 block of Meadow Bridge Road when he was struck by a Ford pickup truck driven by Taylor. 

The collision was investigated by the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit, which included a probe into the possible impairment of Taylor. That investigation led to Taylor's indictment on the aforementioned charges. 

During Friday's bond review hearing, Taylor's attorney, David Moore, asked for a $25,000 bond for his client. Moore said Taylor is in a drug program, has lung cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. He also said that after the crash, Taylor attempted to render first aid to Schultheis. 

However, Wicomico County State's Attorney Matt Maciarello argued that Taylor be held without bond. He said that at the time of the crash, Taylor had methadone and morphine in his system. He also said that Taylor is a repeat DUI offender who was placed on probation in October for possession of heroin. 

Schultheis was a Sysco executive who earned his B.S. in elementary education from Salisbury University in 2000. He previously served as president of the Salisbury University Alumni Association board of directors. He also received the Alumni Leadership Award in 2013. He left behind a wife and two young children. 

View a sample of court documents from the case here

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