Ex Con Delonte Bryant wanted for Fourth of July gunfire blast at occupied apartments
News and Commentary
By Kenneth C. Rossignol
THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY
SALISBURY, MD – Attention Citizens of Maryland: Your Maryland Court system has once again allowed a dangerous felon to run the streets and prey on the public.
Maryland State Police are requesting the public’s help as they search for a fugitive wanted in connection with a recent shooting in Wicomico County, as well as on a parole retake warrant for a violation of the conditions of his parole from state prison.
The fugitive is identified as Delonte A. Bryant, 21, whose known addresses include the 600-block of East Church Street and the 700-block of Wadena Ave, Salisbury, Md. He is charged on an arrest warrant with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun in a vehicle, illegal possession of ammunition, reckless endangerment, and three counts of malicious destruction of property. He is also wanted on a parole retake warrant from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
The arrest warrant stems from a shooting incident that occurred on July 4, 2015, near the East Road Apartments complex in the 1000-block of East Road, Salisbury, Md. In addition to firing shots in the direction of the apartments, Bryant is charged with deliberately damaging three vehicles in that area. Each vehicle reportedly sustained more than $1,000 damage. No one was hit by the shots fired. The case remains under investigation by the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation.
Anyone with information about the current location of Delonte Bryant, is urged to contact police immediately. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Calls may be made to Master Trooper Snyder of the Maryland State Apprehension Team at 443-366-4296, or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Bryant.
Bryant was charged on a criminal information warrant filed by the Wicomico County States Attorney. Court records show a plea deal was cooked and sealed in Circuit Court on Aug. 31, 2012. In that deal on firearms violations Bryant was sentenced to 3 years in jail with none of the term suspended.
Those regular readers who fully understand that the Judges in Maryland courts can, after consulting with the White Rabbit and watching for shooting stars while counting backwards, frequently dole out work release or otherwise shorten the sentence of a convicted felon without any notice to the public. However, if a Judge decides to convene a conference to assist unwed African Lions or any other sub-group or subspecies of humankind, the Jurist, with some fanfare, will call in the adoring press and issue bold statements to be distributed far and wide. But letting dangerous criminals loose on the street to once again prey upon the public doesn’t rise to the level that arrogant elitist Judges discuss publicly. Those foul and dark deeds are cooked and signed by Judges in the back rooms of the courthouses. Since Circuit Court judges rarely are opposed in the first election following their selection by the Governor, they serve for 15 years and once hitting the age of 70, they pick up a publicly-funded pension for life – at full salary. Woe to the taxpayers that pay for these legally-condoned conmen.
Court records show that on Sept. 14, 2012, the defense attorney filed a motion with the Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge who presided over the plea bargain to reconsider the sentence which had been agreed to by that same defense attorney just six weeks prior. The prosecutor filed a response and the court record refers to that response as “loose papers sent to Judge’s office”. No further information appears on the court record as to if and when the sentence was “modified”. However, if Bryant had served all of his sentence of 3 years when it was handed down on Aug. 31, 2012, the cops would not be looking for him past the interior of a jail cell.
Therein is the problem. A jail sentence in Maryland is meaningless and the public exists to serve the courts, the attorney class and the social services/public defender system, all of whom suck the life out of the taxpayers.
H. L. Mencken said one hundred years ago: “The common man knows what he wants and he deserves to get it, good and hard.”