Hagerstown man sentenced to six months in shooting case

July 18, 2011|By DON AINES |

A Hagerstown man who pleaded guilty to possession of the drug PCP in connection with an investigation into the shooting of his son was sentenced Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to six months in jail.

Glenn Darvin Goode, 52, of 12842 Little Elliott Drive, was sentenced by Circuit Judge John H. McDowell to four years in state prison, but McDowell suspended all but six months of the sentence, which is to be served at Washington County Detention Center, court records show. Goode will be eligible for work release and will be on supervised probation for two years after his release from jail, court records show.

Goode entered an Alford plea to the PCP charge on April 19, at which time a related charge of contributing to the condition of a child was dismissed, court records show. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges the state has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.

On Sept. 27, 2010, Hagerstown Police went to Goode’s apartment, where they found his 2-year-old son, Mario Longus, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Longus, now 3, survived, but was paralyzed, according to previous court testimony.

Longus found the gun under a bed, police said.

Police charged as an adult another of Goode’s sons, Marcus D. Longus, then 16, with a number of handgun, obstruction and theft offenses. The gun was reported stolen three weeks before the shooting from the vehicle of a federal law enforcement officer.

Marcus Longus’ girlfriend also was charged as an adult for allegedly hiding the gun in a playground after the shooting, but her case was transferred to juvenile court.

Marcus Longus pleaded guilty in May to obstructing and hindering police and was sentenced to one year in the Washington County Detention Center, with all but 191 days of served time suspended. All other charges were dismissed, court records show.

Goode was charged in criminal informations filed in December, court records show.

Wilson said Goode’s criminal record includes a narcotics conviction in Virginia in the 1990s.

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