Drug dealer sentenced for gun rap left his dog in hot vehicle

Brandon Proskey went shopping instead of to jail on gun rap

Convicted Baltimore City drug dealer sentenced in May for gun rap busted when left his dog in hot vehicle while shopping at Springfield Mall; accused of child abuse in La Plata

Howard County Judge ordered him to write an essay about drugs!

SPRINGFIELD, VA. — A convicted drug dealer that Fairfax County Police charged with leaving his dog in a vehicle at Springfield Mall on July 7, 2015, with the windows closed, has recently been cited in La Plata for domestic violence involving a child. But his conviction on gun charges in Baltimore City last month resulted in a conviction and prison sentence – yet he is not behind bars.

Fairfax Police report that the dog in the vehicle incident took place at the 6600 block of Springfield Mall, 07/07/15, 11:46 a.m.

 Animal Control Officers responded to the parking lot of a shopping center for a dog left in a vehicle with its windows closed. The owner, Brandon L. Proskey, 31, of Baltimore, Maryland, was charged with inadequate care of animal. The dog appeared to be unharmed.

A Charles County Maryland District Court Judge issued an order on June 2, 2015 declaring that Proskey not abuse, contact, enter the residence or otherwise go near a child and surrender his firearms.

The order is in effect through June 16, 2015.

An arrest for illegal possession of firearms in 2013 due to his record of being a convicted drug dealer in 2006 in Howard County.

A five-year sentence as part of a plea deal with the Howard County States Attorney resulted in almost all of the sentence being suspended for possession with the intent to distribute. The sentence was adjusted to serving only 2 months. The liberal Judge and States Attorney involved in the case agreed and issued this sentence: Proskey must undergo …”urinalysis, totally abstain from alcohol / cds (drugs), attend aa/na, obtain home/group sponsor, read “The Corner” & submit 1500 word essay in 180 days, home confinement for 4 mos, can go unsupervised upon recommendation.”

The above is the actual statement reflecting the actions of the prosecutor and Judge on court records on May 23, 2007.  Really, do they think that a guy who pleads guilty to dealing drugs is actually going to write his own essay? But this is Maryland, where anything goes in the Judicial System.

How did that work out for the wimpy Judge and prosecutor who were charged with protecting the public?

On June 5, 2007 an order for work release was sent to the Howard County jail for Proskey’s signature.

The court docket shows that on July 29, 2009, Proskey had violated the terms of his probation with another arrest and a warrant was issued for him. As he was in the Baltimore City jail, the police didn’t have to look too far for him.

A new attorney filed an appearance for Proskey who was being held without bond. A court ordered bond set at $50,000 with 10 percent unsecured allowed on Nov. 12, 2009.

After a series of continuances for a violation of probation hearing for more than a year, a new report from parole and probation was filed with the court and the violation of probation charge was dismissed on March 23, 2011.

Charged with four counts of illegal possession of firearms by a convicted felon along with two new drug charges, Proskey entered a guilty plea in Baltimore City Circuit Court on March 3, 2015.

The plea deal with Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby on May 11, 2015 resulted in 3 years in prison with 2 years, 9 months and 5 days suspended and three years of supervised probation.

Why Proskey is shopping at Springfield Mall and leaving his dog in his vehicle with the windows closed instead of being in jail in Baltimore is yet another riddle for the public when it comes to the whacky prosecutors and courts of Maryland.

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