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Clinton Man Guilty of Assault for Aiming Gun at 8-Year-Old, Committing Armed Robbery | Crime

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Clinton Man Guilty of Assault for Aiming Gun at 8-Year-Old, Committing Armed Robbery
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Clinton Man Guilty of Assault for Aiming Gun at 8-Year-Old, Committing Armed Robbery

 

The following notice was sent to us by Nancy C. Lineman:

 

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced today that a jury found 24-year-old Stephon Maurice Day of Clinton guilty of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, use of a handgun and other related charges. 

 

In April, Day and 18-year-old Tavon Marcell Watson of Clinton approached two children who took their dog on an afternoon walk through their Bowie neighborhood.  Day and Watson began to talk to children who were age eight and nine at the time of the incident. 

 

Afraid, the children returned to their home.  Day and Watson followed them.  The men pushed the garage door open, entered the home, Day brandished a gun and aimed it at the head of one the children.  Prosecutors believe that Day and Watson intended to rob the home.

 

With the gun still pointed at one of the children, the other child ran out of the house and to the home of an off-duty federal police officer.  The off-duty officer ran to the house and Day shot at him.  Day then attempted to flee the scene to a wooded area in the neighborhood.  The off-duty police officer followed him and ultimately, both Day and Watson were apprehended.

 

Day was previously convicted of second-degree assault and telephone misuse charges, which resulted in his disqualification to possess a handgun.  In today’s trial, he was also found guilty of possessing a regulated firearm after a conviction of a disqualifying crime, which carries at least a five-year sentence. Day is schedule for sentencing on December, 16, 2011 and faces up to 65 years in prison.

 

In prior proceedings, Watson pleaded guilty to first-degree assault, second-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of crime.  Watson is scheduled for sentencing on February 10, 2012.  He is likely to get a seven-year prison sentence.

 

Alsobrooks thanked Assistant State’s Attorney Carol Coderre for her work on the case, and for working closely with both local and federal police agencies to solve the crime.  Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Maureen M. Lamasney presided over the case.

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