Brian Nicholas Wooldridge, 42, of California

UPDATE 10/14/2021: Wooldridge, now 42, is prohibited from owning or processing firearms due to a second degree murder conviction in 1997.


On June 17, 1996, Jason Aaron Jensen, along with Brian Wooldridge, Jean Nance, and Rachel Whitman, met up with Adrian Pilkington, the victim, at a McDonald’s restaurant in Frederick, where the victim worked.

The group left McDonald’s in Pilkington’s car and, after spending some time at Whitman’s house, traveled to Virginia.   On a rural road in Virginia, Pilkington was stabbed twice by Jensen and placed into the trunk of his car.

On the return trip to Frederick, the car, driven by Jensen, stopped on the Route 17 bridge in Brunswick City.

Pilkington, who was bleeding from his stab wounds but still alive, was taken from the trunk and thrown from the bridge into the water below.

On June 21, 1996, Pilkington’s body was recovered from the Potomac River a few miles from the bridge.

All four were charged with Pilkington’s murder. Jensen’s trial began on February 4, 1997 and lasted five days.

Brian Wooldridge testified for the State pursuant to a plea agreement. The defense called one witness, Melissa Goff, to impeach the credibility of Wooldridge. The full court transcripts can be read here.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, police responded to the 23000 block of Primrose Way in California, to serve a protective order.

Upon arrival, the occupant of the residence, Brian Nicholas Wooldridge, 42, of California, MD, refused to exit the residence.

A barricade situation was declared and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team was activated and responded to the scene.

After several hours Wooldridge into custody without incident.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) obtained a search and seizure warrant for the residence and recovered one firearm.

No injuries were reported.

Wooldridge was charged with possession of an unregistered rifle/shotgun.

On February 16, 2021, Wooldridge was charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol by Deputy Edwards of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

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