Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced 42-year-old Charles Lloyd Poore of Glen Burnie was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for 2nd degree assault by Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge, Cathy Vitale. This is the maximum sentence for 2nd degree assault.
“This case was particularly disturbing because this defendant repeatedly assaulted a mother in front of her young child; this behavior is inexcusable and has no place in our community,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “I am pleased Judge Vitale delivered a strong message of accountability to this repeat offender, and any other offender thinking of battering a person in front of a child, by taking him off our streets for 10 years.”
In October of 2015, Poore was convicted by jury of 2nd degree assault for battering the mother of his child, 40-year-old Cindy Figliozzi. According to the statement of charges and a 911 call placed by the victim’s 11-year-old daughter, Poore also prevented Figliozzi from calling police by taking her phone and proceeded to hunt for her in between the cars where she was hiding from him. This was Poore’s third conviction for assaulting Figliozzi, and not the first time in front of the victim’s daughter.
The Assistant State’s Attorney for this case stressed to the court that this was the opportunity to break the cycle of domestic violence in this family.