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Yes, you will almost definitely be stopped upon re-entry into the US. Once they run your name at the airport, the bench warrant will show up. They will then most likely arrest you and inform Maryland authorities to see whether they want to extradite you from New Jersey (or whichever state you fly back into) back to Maryland.
My recommendation is to get this taken care of before flying out of the country. It's just not worth the extra stress and trouble of having to be detained, transported, etc. to attend a court date. Hopefully if you act preemptively, this will be something that can be resolved fairly easily, as opposed to going to the process of being detained and extradited.
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