Man Gets 55 Years for Shooting Drug Dealer, Terrorizing Family

… Donte Gladden convicted of attempted murder in home invasion …

By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

8:10 PM EST, January 12, 2012

A 21-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 55 years in prison — with another 30 years suspended — for shooting a convicted drug dealer and terrorizing the man’s family in 2010 during an armed robbery in a Park Heights home, the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office said Thursday.

Donte Gladden was convicted of attempted murder, assault, robbery, false imprisonment and gun crimes in October. He and at least one accomplice forced their way into Kevin Hall’s home in the 3200 block of Spaulding Ave. in April 2010, looking for drugs and money, according to police records.

The men rounded up Hall, his fiancee and their two children, ages 10 and 12, the state’s attorney’s office said, and forced the family into the basement, where they shot Hall, who survived. The robbers took video game consoles, computers, cellphones, cash and a pound of marijuana.

Hall was convicted of dealing marijuana in 2006 and given a suspended sentence of 2-1/2 years.

Thomas Shane, Gladden’s alleged accomplice, was sentenced to five years in prison for illegal possession of a gun, according to online court records.

If Gladden violates probation after his release, he could be sentenced to an additional 30-year term. He also faces charges that he illegally possessed weapons, contraband and a cellphone while imprisoned.

Copyright © 2012, The Baltimore Sun


 … Goodbye, Mr. Gladden. …


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