COURT NEWS: Douglas Pistol-Whipped Victim in the Face and Ribs With a Firearm While Committing a Robbery and Carjacking; Awarded Ten Years in Slammer
BALTIMORE, MD. – It is going to be ten years in prison for a man who used his gun to brutally beat a pizza delivery driver in the ribs and face and then robbed his victim of the fifty bucks that was proceeds of working for a living. In addition, the pizza driver’s vehicle was stolen as well.
For Devontay L. Douglas, 23, of Baltimore, Md., he is going to be working making license plates for a decade and then spend three years on probation. This wasn’t the first time, this dangerous thug has been convicted of armed carjacking.
On July 21, 2021, U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Devontay Douglas, (DOB 1/2/1998) of 708 Woodington Road, Baltimore, Md.
Douglas brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and struck the victim in the face and ribs several times.
According to his guilty plea, on July 10, 2018, Douglas and a co-conspirator robbed a pizza delivery employee at a Baltimore, Maryland apartment complex. During the robbery, Douglas brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and struck the victim in the face and ribs several times. Douglas and his co-conspirator then took the victim’s keys, cell phone, and approximately $50 in cash.
Subsequently, Douglas and his co-conspirator stole the victim’s vehicle and attempted to flee the area. The victim immediately notified nearby security guards that he had been robbed and identified the stolen vehicle. Security guards quickly approached the vehicle with weapons drawn and ordered Douglas to stop. Douglas stopped the vehicle and placed his hands in the air. Meanwhile, Douglas’s co-conspirator fled on foot and was not apprehended. The security guards detained Douglas until Baltimore City Police officers arrived.
When the officers arrived, the officers recovered a Glock, 9mm handgun, loaded with approximately 15 rounds, in the driver’s side front floorboard where Douglas had been sitting.
Prior to being charged in Federal Court, Douglas was charged in the District Court of Baltimore City – a place where the feckless prosecutor Marilyn Mosby and the City Judges routinely let violent criminals run free as they rob and kill the citizens. The charges placed by City Police Officers James Ricketts and Andrew M. Gillig were for armed carjacking, robbery, armed robbery, theft of a vehicle, handgun on a person previously convicted of a violent crime, and other assorted crimes.
Douglas entered a guilty plea to felony armed carjacking in Baltimore County Circuit Court in a plea deal with the Baltimore County States Attorney Scott Shellenberger on March 27, 2017. The sweet deal approved by the prosecutor provided for a sentence of eight years in prison with all but two years suspended. Had Douglas served his term in prison, the innocent pizza delivery driver would not have been pistol-whipped and robbed by him.