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Four convicted in 2016 Sharptown robbery

Four convicted in 2016 Sharptown robbery

SHARPTOWN, Md. - Four men were convicted after they were involved in a robbery at a Wicomico County park.

The Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says that three men were sentenced in connection to a robbery at Cherry Beach Park that happened on July 24, 2016, in Sharptown.

On that day, eighteen-year-old Jeffrey Whitten, 21-year-old Logan Littleton, and 22-year-old Bryan Blake went to the park to buy a pound of marijuana from Mitchell Dayton. Dayton handed Whitten the marijuana, just as Littleton and Blake pulled out a shotgun.

Mitchell then backed away, while Whitten took the marijuana and went back to the vehicle, which Blake was driving. Whitten, Littleton, and Blake then drove away. While fleeing the scene, Littleton reportedly fired a round from his shotgun. Dayton then got a shotgun from his vehicle, and returned gunfire, hitting the vehicle that Blake was driving, along with a street sign.

"While fleeing the scene Mr. Littleton discharged his shotgun in what we believe was an attempt to frighten the victim. The victim at that point then retreated to his vehicle retrieving a firearm that he had brought for protection for himself and returned fire in what they believed to be three shots," said Jared Montero, of the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office.

On July 18, 2017, Whitten was convicted of armed robbery, and sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections with all but 10 years suspended, Littleton was was convicted of armed robbery and use of a firearm, and sentenced to 15 years with all but 10 years suspended, and Blake was convicted of armed robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and sentenced to 20 years with all but 9 years suspended.

Dayton, the robbery victim, was convicted of three counts of second degree assault and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and received a 20 year suspended sentence.
The Wicomico County State's Attorney thanked the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office and the Assistant State's Attorney for their work in prosecuting this case. 


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