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March 24, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE FELON PLEADS GUILTY TO EIGHT ARMED ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF U.S. POST OFFICE
Committed Robberies While Serving Sentence at Halfway House for Prior Federal Robbery
Baltimore, Maryland - Davon James Hall, age 25, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to assault with intent to commit robbery of United States property using a dangerous weapon and eight counts of interfering with commerce by robbery.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare, Sr.; Chief William J. McMahon of the Howard County Police Department; Colonel Terrence Sheridan, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; and Postal Inspector in Charge Daniel S. Cortez of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Washington Division.
According to Hall’s plea agreement and court documents, on eight occasions from May 19 to July 12, 2009, while serving a sentence at a halfway house for a previous federal robbery conviction, Hall used a realistic imitation of a handgun to rob a Homestead Studio Suites hotel in Linthicum; Red Roof Inn in Hanover and Timonium; Extended Stay America hotels in Linthicum, Columbia and Timonium; and EZ Storage in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He stole a total of $2,034 during this two month period, in individual amounts of between $157 and $589. As part of his plea agreement, Hall has agreed to pay restitution of $2,034.
On June 26, 2009, Hall attempted to rob the U.S. Post Office in Finksburg, Maryland, but fled without taking any money after the cashier, believing Hall had a real gun, ran away from her cashier’s desk.
Hall faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each of eight counts of robbery and 25 years in prison for the attempted robbery of the U. S. Post Office. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled sentencing for April 30, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.
U.S. Attorney Rosenstein gave special thanks to Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank Weathersbee and Assistant State’s Attorney Anne Leitess; Howard County State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino and Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Dietrich; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Assistant State’s Attorney Thomas Tompsett, for their assistance in this investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who is prosecuting the case.