Drug Dealer Who Shot at Police Officers Sentenced to 17 Years
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Stefon I. Malone, 25, of Newport News, was sentenced today to 17 years in prison for various drug and gun crimes related to his involvement in drug trafficking conspiracy operating in Newport News.
Specifically, Malone was sentenced to 84 months for participating in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, and 120 months for discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Malone pleaded guilty on June 21, 2016. According to court documents, Malone participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy in which he distributed cocaine base and provided security for a drug trafficking operation. On Feb. 28, 2013, Newport News Police officers executed a search warrant at a rooming house on Chestnut Avenue in Newport News where officers had received information about individuals with drugs and firearms. Malone fired his Glock 9mm pistol multiple times, striking one officer in his ballistic vest and striking a second police officer’s ballistic shield. Both officers survived without serious injury.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division; and Richard Myers, Chief of Newport News Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Bradenham II prosecuted 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.