Severna Park Felon Exiled to 15 Years in Prison

January 22, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Kevin Shelton, age 24, of Severna Park, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Quarles enhanced Shelton’s sentence upon finding that he was an armed career criminal based on four previous burglary convictions.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Colonel James Teare, Sr., Chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.

According to Shelton’s plea agreement, in January 2009, Anne Arundel County Police were investigating a series of burglaries in the Riverdale area of the county, in which Shelton was a suspect. On January 14, 2009, officers found Shelton in front of his father’s house and Shelton consented to being searched. Officers found two gel caps of heroin in a pack of cigarettes found on Shelton and he was arrested. A further search recovered from Shelton a blue pocketknife and a Steinhausen watch, later determined to have been stolen in two separate Riverdale burglaries. A subsequent search of Shelton’s bedroom recovered a Benelli 12-gauge shotgun, along with other items taken in the burglaries.

Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra L. Dwyer, who prosecuted the case.



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