Baltimore man sentenced to 10 years for 2012 armed robbery spree

BALTIMORE - A Baltimore man was sentenced Tuesday for participating in at least four 2012 armed robberies of convenience stores in the Baltimore area, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

Dion Mitchell Doram, 23, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for commercial robbery and possession of a fireman in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According to a news release, plea agreement and court documents stated that Doram, Quindell Gardner, Tavon McPhaul and others robbed stores in the Baltimore area. Gardner and Doram went into the stores to commit the robberies and McPhaul drove the getaway vehicle.

On June 21 and June 30, 2012, Doram entered stores on West 41st Street and Washington Boulevard, respectively, in Baltimore with a sawed-off shotgun. On July 4, 2012, Doram entered Money and cigarettes were taken from employees in each robbery, according to the release.

On July 4, 2012, Doram and Gardner entered a store on North Dundalk Avenue in Dundalk. Armed with the sawed-off shotgun. Gardner entered with Doram and stole money and cigarettes from one employee. The two escaped in a stolen vehicle driven by McPhaul.

Later that day, Gardner stole cash from an employee at a convenience store on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore, using the sawed-off shotgun Doram had used at the Dundalk robbery.

Police responding to the scene chased the car. Officers arrest Doram and Gardner after they jumped out the car. McPhaul abandoned the car, running away with the sawed-off shotgun, but was arrested as well.  

Gardner and McPhaul, both 22 from Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to their roles in committing robberies. Gardner admitted to participating in 22 armed robberies and McPhaul admitted to participating in 12 armed robberies, the release stated.

Judge Garbis sentenced McPhaul to 145 months in prison. Gardner is scheduled to be sentenced on June 5.

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