Annapolis man sentenced to 20 years for assaulting pregnant woman

| July 1, 2016

sentencingAnne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced  that Darryl Moore, 35, of Annapolis, was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison for first degree assault and handgun on person late last week in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court before Judge Glenn L. Klavans. Moore was found guilty on March 29, 2016. 

“This violent offender has been a menace to Annapolis with a history of threatening others with weapons,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “My office will continue to prosecute those who seek to harm others and I appreciate Judge Klavans for sending a clear message through a strong sentence that there is no place for violence in Anne Arundel County.”

On September 8, 2015, officers responded to a report for a first degree assault on Madison Street in Annapolis by Moore. The victim, 8 months pregnant with his child, reported that she and another woman were sitting in a vehicle with two children, both aged 3, when Moore, approached their car. As he approached the vehicle, Moore picked up a rock and began beating it on the car window. Moore briefly left the area and returned with a handgun, pointing it at the women and threatening to kill them if they called the police. The other woman in the vehicle reported that Moore then said to his girlfriend, “I’ll smack you; I’ll kill you. Call whoever you want; if you call the police, I’ll kill you.”  

“This case is another example of thorough and professional police work, and our outstanding partnership with the States Attorney’s Office,” said Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop. “We worked together to hold this repeat offender accountable for his violence. This defendant has given us a lot of work over the years.” 

Judge Glenn V. Klavans presided over the case. ASA Mary Setzer prosecuted the case on behalf of the State.

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