Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Leobardo Jolalpa-Ramirez, 23, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder of his father.

"Cases involving intra-family violence are always particularly challenging," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I would like to thank the Annapolis Police Department and Assistant State's Attorneys Jason Knight and Terri Morse for their hard work on this case."

On February 20, 2016, at approximately 2:50 AM, Leobardo Jolalpa-Ramirez woke his sleeping mother and asked her to follow him downstairs. The defendant then walked over to his father, who was sitting on a chair in the kitchen, grabbed the victim by the top of his hair, and stabbed him in the neck.

Jolalpa-Ramirez fled the house while his family members attended to the victim's wound. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the victim to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Jolalpa-Ramirez faces up to 20 years in prison as a result of this conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for September 29, 2017.

Judge Glenn L. Klavans presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorneys Jason Knight and Terri Morse prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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Severna Park High School Band Director Pleads Guilty to Sex Offense

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Wilbur Jesse Hildebrand, Jr., 57, of Millersville pleaded guilty to three counts of Fourth Degree Sex Offense.

"I am grateful this case was brought to light," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "Teachers are among the most trusted individuals in our communities, and Wilbur Hildebrand abused this position of authority to sexually exploit one of his students."

In October 2016, it was revealed that a former Severna Park High School student and Wilbur Hildebrand engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship. At the time, Hildebrand was the director of Severna Park High School's jazz band, and frequently provided transportation to the victim. He began requesting sexual favors from her while in his car, his home, and her home. This exploitation began when the victim was 16 years old.

Hildebrand faces up to 3 years in prison as a result of these convictions. Sentencing is scheduled for September 6, 2017.

Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Jason Miller prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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Baltimore Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Armed Robbery at Annapolis Area Hotel

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Davin Allen, 30, of Baltimore, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Ronald A. Silkworth to 18 years in prison with 5 years of supervised probation upon release for Armed Robbery.

"Davin Allen is a violent offender who imposed unimaginable pain and suffering upon the victim of this senseless torture," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "This sort of vicious behavior cannot go unpunished. I am thankful to Judge Silkworth for recognizing the ongoing threat Mr. Allen poses to our community, and providing justice to the victim."

On July 23, 2016 police responded to an Annapolis area hotel on Jennifer Road for a reported robbery. Upon arrival, the victim informed police that he was visiting from Canada for the wedding of a friend, and invited two individuals he believed were also wedding guests to his room. Upon gaining access to the hotel room, Davin Allen and Jameria Bridges held the victim hostage while they assaulted and robbed him.

Davin Allen tied the victim's hands behind his back with a neck tie and viciously beat him as Jameria Bridges searched the room for valuables. Allen then used a clothes iron to burn the victim across his back, ears, face, and inner thighs while demanding the PIN number to his credit card.

Under threat of further violence, Allen lead the victim to an ATM machine and forced him to withdraw $400, the maximum daily limit of his card. When the victim pleaded for help from the hotel clerk, Allen and Bridges vacated the premises.

Police obtained information that the victim's credit card was being used approximately one mile from the scene of the crime. Officers responded to the location and detained Davin Allen and Jameria Bridges, who were in possession of the victim's credit card, cash, and car keys.

Davin Allen was found guilty of Armed Robbery, False Imprisonment, Reckless Endangerment, and Use of a Dangerous Weapon by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury on April 7, 2017.

Circuit Court Judge Ronald A. Silkworth presided over Allen's case. Assistant State's Attorney April Skrenczuk prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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Glen Burnie Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for First Degree Murder

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Daquan Pack, 23, of Glen Burnie, was sentenced by Judge Paul F. Harris, Jr. to life in prison without the possibility of parole for First Degree Murder.

"My office will continue to seek the harshest punishments for criminals who take the lives of innocent victims," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "Mr. Pack is a repeat offender who has consistently resorted to extreme violence. I'm grateful to Judge Harris for ensuring Mr. Pack can no longer inflict havoc upon our communities."

On April 1, 2016, Anne Arundel County Police responded to a shooting on Meade Village Road in Severn. When officers arrived, they found Patrick Dixon lying in the roadway bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Dixon was transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses to the shooting came forward, and identified Daquan Darryl Pack as the man who shot Mr. Dixon.

Daquan Pack was found guilty of First Degree Murder and related handgun charges by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury on March 24, 2017.

Judge Paul F. Harris, Jr. presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Kelly Poma prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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