MURDER USA: A JUNEBUG BUSTED IN DECEMBER!
PG Cops Crack Homicide Case from Spring with Arrest of Alhaji Bah
UPPER MARLBORO, MD. – The Killing Fields of PG County yielded up a suspect in a spring murder.
Prince Georges Police report that their Homicide Unit detectives arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in Upper Marlboro that took place in June.
Police say that the suspect is 23-year-old Alhaji Mamadu Gilbril Bah of 10017 Nicol Court in Bowie, Md. Bah is charged with fatally shooting 22-year-old James Alexander Puryear Jr., of Nicol Circle in Bowie.
On June 26, 2018, at about 9:50 pm, patrol officers were called to the 8000 block of Binghampton Place in Upper Marlboro for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, officers found Puryear suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals the fatal shooting stemmed from a dispute between the suspect and victim. The suspect and victim were acquaintances, say police who lived in the same neighborhood.
Bah is charged by Detective K. Smith with first- and second-degree murder and related charges along with handgun charges, reckless endangerment, use of handgun in the commissioner of a felony and assault. He is in the custody of the PG County Jail and has a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 18, 2019.
Bah was charged by PG Police Officer E. Wilson with possession of opioid drugs without a prescription on March 31, 2018, and removing the label from a prescription. PG County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks put both charges on the Stet Docket on Aug. 9, 2018, while at the same time she was campaigning for a new elected job.
When charged with drug dealing, theft and robbery, Bah got another deal from Angela Alsobrooks when he was allowed to plea to theft and the other charges were dropped on March 11, 2015. Restitution in the amount of $500 was ordered to be paid to Josh Heneghan. Bah was sentenced to prison for five years which was promptly suspended except for one day and credit of time served of one day was ordered as part of the deal. Then the real problem for this bozo was being placed on supervised probation for two years. On June 12, 2015, a violation of his probation was reported to the court. On Sept. 11, 2015, Bah admitted he violated the terms of his probation. As of Dec. 7, 2016, the court records reflect he had not yet paid the restitution to the victim. The trial for the violation of probation was finally set for Oct. 17, 2017 and delayed once more to Jan. 29, 2018. On Feb. 16, 2018, PG County Circuit Court Judge Cotton ordered that the guilty finding and sentence from March 11, 2015 is “hereby stricken” and the violation was terminated. Another Red-Letter day for the Alice in Wonderland Maryland Judiciary.
Interfering with the immediate rush to paint Puryear as a victim stands his criminal record.
On March 15, 2012, Grand Jury Indictments charging Puryear with attempted first-degree murder, first degree assault, robbery, theft and conspiracy ended the following results at trial: Guilty for robbery, felony assault, second degree assault and two counts of conspiracy. SENTENCE: Count 3 – twenty-five years suspend all but eight years. Count 4 – sentenced to prison for twenty years and all but eight years suspended. Other counts were merged, credit was given for 298 days of time served and commitment to prison began on Aug. 8, 2011. In 2016, a panel of judges reconsidered and moderated his sentence slightly providing him with probation which allowed him to be in the path of a bullet in 2018.