February 03, 1993

Man sentenced to 20 years in shooting

A 38-year-old Pasadena man with a lengthy record of violent offenses was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday for shooting two men after an early morning argument in a Glen Burnie tavern in June.

Gregory L. Siscoe of the 7800 block of Freetown Road was ordered to serve the sentence after Ronald M. Naditch, assistant state's attorney, detailed a record of convictions for assault and battery and handgun violations.

Siscoe was convicted of assault by shooting in 1972 and again in 1974. He also was convicted of use of a handgun in the commission of a felony in 1978 and assault and battery in 1988.

"This record indicates that Mr. Siscoe appears to be a danger to society in general," Mr. Naditch said.

Siscoe pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in December to assault with intent to murder stemming from the shooting June 7, 1992, at Dotson's Tavern in the 7300 block of Furnace Branch Road.

Police said that Siscoe got into a argument with Vonzell Diggs, 24, of the 1100 block of Tyler Ave. in Annapolis, hit him three times with the handgun and later shot at him three times as the victim tried to leave the tavern shortly after midnight.

Bullet fragments and debris hit Mr. Diggs in his right forearm and the right side of his chest, police said.

Antonio Queen, 30, of the 7300 block of Furnace Branch Road, Glen Burnie, a bystander who was on his way into the bar, was struck in the leg by bullet fragments and debris.

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