Shanton sentenced to 15 years

September 05, 1997


Staff Writer

Darrell Andre Shanton has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in the 1996 attempted robbery of a Washington County bank.

Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell imposed the sentence on Aug. 28.

A jury on June 12 found Shanton guilty of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and transporting a handgun in the October incident at a Sharpsburg bank.

A sentence of one year and one day was ordered for the handgun violation with a 15-year concurrent sentence for the conspiracy, according to court records.


Shanton was found not guilty of attempted armed robbery and attempted robbery.

Shanton, 24, formerly of the 400 block of Park Place, has a record that includes an armed robbery conviction in Baltimore and a 1993 conviction for unlawful wounding, according to court records.

Shanton also has at least two aliases, authorities said when he was arrested on Oct. 28.

In March, police in Martinsburg, W.Va., arrested Shanton in connection with a Feb. 25 incident in Hagerstown in which several shots were fired at a man.

Shanton was charged in that case with first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon with intent to injure, police said.

Shanton is accused of tossing a gun to another man after the victim, Antonio Mooney, knocked it out of his hand. Court records allege he also chased Mooney with a long-barrel weapon.

The other two defendants in the bank case, Julian D. Pace, 22, of Martinsburg, and Paul L. Jackson, 27, of Lancaster, Pa., are awaiting trial.

The three were arrested Oct. 28 after the Washington County Sheriff's Department received a call reporting suspicious activity at the rear parking lot of the Washington County National Bank in Sharpsburg.

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