MURDER USA Repeat offender drug dealer Shawn Horton arrested on West Pratt Street with loaded gun after string of easy deals from prosecutors
BALTIMORE, MD. – Baltimore City Police have rounded up yet another armed repeat offender allowed by the City’s nitwit judges to be released to prey on the unaware citizens. Police say that on January 1, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Southern District officers were in the 1800 block of West Pratt Street when they encountered a parked car with a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle.
After a brief interview with the driver, officers arrested 36-year-old Shawn Horton of 1917 Riggs Avenue, Baltimore, Md.
Seized from Horton was a loaded handgun and drugs.
Officers transported Shawn Horton to Central Booking Intake Facility where he has been charged with various gun and drug violations. Horton faces a preliminary hearing on Feb. 1, 2018.
- The taxpayers of Maryland will be glad to know that they are funding the free lawyers from the Maryland Public Defenders Office to represent Horton in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Jan. 24, 2018 where he faces assault and drug dealing charges for an arrest that took place on May 30, 2017. Naturally, Horton was let out of the slammer after that arrest, so he could pursue his alleged trade of dealing death to the children of Baltimore, which apparently fits right in with the goals of the Judicial system. Horton’s free attorneys are listed in court records as Maureen O’Leary and Kelly Lorimer Swanston.
- An arrest for second-degree assault on June 3, 2016, resulted in the charges being dropped by Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Nov. 10, 2016. The free attorney provided by the taxpayers must have skeered her real good.
- Horton entered a guilty plea to drug dealing in Baltimore County Circuit Court on March 11, 2013, and in a plea deal with the Baltimore States Attorney, he entered a guilty plea. THE DEAL: five years in prison with credit for time served of 166 days. Since the Circuit Court Judges of Maryland are empowered to modify their sentences all the while appearing to hand out harsh sentences, or even ones which are even moderate in length such as this one, what the public sees in court records seldom is truthful or indicative of the real prison term to which a defendant is sentenced. Court records show that on March 22, 2013, a motion was filed with the court for modification or reduction of sentence. Court records do not reflect the disposition of that motion, however, the fact that Horton was able to continue his career as an admitted drug dealer proves that he was let out of the hoosegow before the end of five years.
- Horton entered a plea of guilty to drug dealing in Baltimore City Circuit Court on March 6, 2009, and was sentenced to five years in prison. Maryland Taxpayers paid for Sharon Dubey and Robert Cummings Jr. to prepared a valiant defense for drug dealer Horton.
Attempted robbery left victim wounded in leg by gunfire
BALTIMORE, MD. – Baltimore Police report that on January 1, 2018, at approximately 4:50 a.m., officers responded to an area hospital where a shooting victim had just arrived.
Upon arrival, officers located a 37-year-old man who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.
Citywide shooting detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation.
Preliminary investigation revealed the victim had been walking in the 4300 block of Frederick Avenue when he was approached by an unknown gunman who attempted to rob him.
The victim reports he attempted to fight the robber off when he was shot.
The robber fled the location and the victim went home before taking himself to the hospital.
Anyone having information about this attempted robbery/shooting is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2221, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip using the BPD Mobile APP.
Southeast District Shooting Investigation
On January 1, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers responded to the 6200 block of Cardiff Avenue for a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year-old man who was suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and legs. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in serious condition.
Citywide shooting detectives are investigating this incident.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2221, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip using the BPD Mobile App.
Homicide Victims Identified
#342 12/26/2017 – 600 E. 38th Street – Daniel Mullhausen (w/m/25) of the 3400 block of Baywood Drive in Forest Hill, MD.
#343 12/27/2017 – 200 N. Monastery Avenue – Markell Coleman (b/m/24) of the 1200 block of Bloomingdale Avenue.
NOW STARTING THE COUNTDOWN FOR 2018 OF BALTIMORE MURDERS;
# 1 AND # 2 are freshly dead
#1 01/01/2018 – 2000 Eagle Street – Andre Galloway (b/m/16) of the 700 block of Brune Street.
#2 01/01/2018 – 5100 Goodnow Road – Brian Taylor (b/m/30) of the 5000 block of Hazelwood Avenue.
Each of these homicide investigations remains open. Detectives are asking anyone with information about any of these murders to call (410) 396-2100, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip to (443) 902-4824.
How did this guy avoid becoming a 2017 murder statistic?
On January 2, 2018, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Northwest District Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle in the 5600 block of Reisterstown Road.
As the officers approached the vehicle, they saw a handgun sitting on the front passenger seat of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Dearnta Battle of the 100 block of S. Augusta Avenue, was arrested without incident.
The officers recovered a loaded 9mm handgun. That firearm was submitted as evidence.
Dearnta Battle was transported to Central Booking where has been charged with various handgun violations.
Currently, Battle is waiting to see a court commissioner.