Drug Dealer Who Fired Shots at Police Officers Pleads Guilty
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Stefon I. Malone, 25, of Newport News, pleaded guilty today to various drug and gun charges related to his involvement in drug trafficking conspiracy operating in Newport News.
According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Malone’s role within the conspiracy was to distribute cocaine base and provide security for the drug trafficking operation. From Jan. 1, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2013, Malone distributed cocaine base from a rooming house on Chestnut Avenue.
On Feb. 28, 2013, Malone fired his Glock 9mm pistol at Newport News Police Department officers, who were serving a search warrant at the rooming house, striking one police officer in his ballistic vest and a striking a second police officer’s ballistic shield.Malone was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 10, 2015, and faces a maximum consecutive penalty of 5 to 40 years for the drug conspiracy and 10 years to life in prison for the firearm offense. Malone is to be sentenced on October 19, 2016. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Bradenham II is prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:15-cr-65.