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September 7, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAPITOL HEIGHTS MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 21 YEARS
FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING AND GUN POSSESSION
Greenbelt, Maryland - Kevin Tyrelle Summers, age 24, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, was sentenced today to 262 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release after being convicted on June 19, 2006 by a federal jury of possessing over 50 grams of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, and being a felon in possession of a gun, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to evidence presented at trial, Prince George’s County police officers observed Summers standing on a street corner of an open-air drug market at Glacier Avenue and Fable Street. Summers appeared to wave down passing vehicles in a fashion consistent with narcotics trafficking. The officers radioed for another officer for assistance. When the officer arrived and asked Summers if they could talk, Summers ran away. During the ensuing chase, Summers stripped off his jacket and threw it on the roof of a house. Shortly thereafter, Summers was arrested. A loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and 91 grams of crack cocaine were recovered from his jacket. As he was being brought into the police station, Summers broke free and, still handcuffed, ran for several blocks. When officers caught him, Summers was trying to get into the passenger seat of an SUV, pleading with the driver to help him escape.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Prince George’s County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorneys Bryan Giblin and Robert R. Harding, who prosecuted the case.
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