Drug Dealer Capped Armed Robber Fleeing with His Merchandise
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD. — It’s not nice to rob a drug dealer who is simply trying to earn a living at his chosen career in the small town atmosphere of Calvert County, Md. Especially don’t rob a drug dealer who is packing heat and he will track you down as you flee with his stuff and cap your lame butt
Capt. Todd Ireland of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department reports this chain of events that led to the taxpayers of Maryland fronting the costs of trying to save the life of a drug dealing, drug dealer shooting criminal. Capt. Ireland reports that at approximately 5:02 p.m. on June 13, 2016, the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call from the area of Sheridan Point Road and Chinquapin Ridge Court in the Prince Frederick area of Calvert County, Maryland. The caller reported there had been some type of altercation which resulted in one person being shot. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Sgt. Rick McCourt arrived on scene at approximately 5:10 p.m. to find a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Sgt. McCourt rendered aid to the gunshot victim and directed responding personnel to secure the scene and identify witnesses upon their arrival. The victim received immediate medical attention and was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma via helicopter.
CCSO Detectives and crime scene personnel responded to the area and assumed the investigation.
The Police say that their investigation revealed the individual shot was a 16-year-old black male from Prince Frederick, Maryland. The subject was hit twice during the shooting incident. One shot struck the subject in the head and another in the torso. The juvenile underwent surgery at University of Maryland Baltimore Shock Trauma and is listed in critical condition at this time.
The alleged shooter, in this case, has been identified as Donavon Stephen Harrod, a 21-year-old black male of Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Police say that the investigation revealed Harrod was contacted by a female earlier in the day and was informed that the juvenile, who was shot, wanted to purchase marijuana. Harrod left his place of employment and was to meet the juvenile on Sheridan Point Road. Harrod was familiar with the juvenile and knew he would possibly smoke and/or sell some marijuana. Upon arriving at Sheridan Point Road, Harrod was contacted by another juvenile who entered his vehicle and directed Harrod to turn down a gravel road. Harrod stopped the vehicle at the entranced to a farm which was secured by a cattle gate. Harrod was subsequently approached by two other males who were later identified as the juvenile victim who was shot and a third subject, Corionte Eric Claggett an 18-year-old black male.
It is believed that Claggett placed a gun to Harrod’s neck and squeezed the trigger. This weapon was later determined to be a pellet gun. All 3 subjects began to flee after taking property from Harrod. Harrod retrieved his .45 caliber gun from the trunk of his vehicle and shot at the fleeing subjects, striking one of the juveniles.
It is believed that Claggett placed a gun to Harrod’s neck and squeezed the trigger. This weapon was later determined to be a pellet gun. All 3 subjects began to flee after taking property from Harrod. Harrod retrieved his .45 caliber gun from the trunk of his vehicle and shot at the fleeing subjects, striking one of the juveniles. Harrod then fled the scene and later turned himself in at the Maryland State Police Barracks.
Harrod was transported to the Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and admitted his involvement in the shooting to Det. Wells. Harrod admitted dropping the gun used in the offense at a residence on Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. The gun was subsequently recovered from that residence.
The second juvenile involved, a 15-year-old black male, was transported to CMH by Det. Fridman to be evaluated. It appeared that he was suffering from some type of overdose with regards to the CDS he had used earlier. This juvenile’s statements solidified the above case facts. Claggett was also interviewed and his statements also corroborated the story that everyone else involved had conveyed.
CIB Detectives charged Harrod with 1st Degree Assault, and other related charges. Claggett and the juvenile were charged with robbery and attempted robbery as well as armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Wells or Detective Lord at 410-535-2800 X2595 for Det. Wells and X2765 for Det. Lord. Or, just put it on Facebook.
A charge of drug paraphernalia possession on an arrest by Calvert Deputy S. Rediker against Harrod, of 6750 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, Md., was dropped by the Calvert County States Attorney on Feb. 22, 2016.
Charges of possession of drugs and paraphernalia placed by Deputy Moschetto on Jan. 11, 2014 were dropped by the Calvert County States Attorney on June 11, 2014.
Multiple traffic charges placed by Dep. Rediker against Harrod on Dec. 4, 2015, including DUI while impaired by drugs or alcohol, were all dropped in a plea deal with Harrod and Calvert County States Attorney Laura Martin which resulted in Probation Before Judgement and a fine of $92.50 and no jail time. In the deal, Harrod simply entered a guilty plea to driving with a suspended license which was likely still suspended when he drove out to the farm location to sell drugs to the armed gang waiting to ambush him – proving that it’s a tough life to be a drug dealer in Calvert County, Maryland.