Judge gives bank robber 13-year term

Man is serving time for Balto. Co. holdups

April 05, 2000|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A man serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robberies in Baltimore County received an additional 13-year term yesterday for the armed robbery of a Carroll County bank last year.

Ronald S. "Buckshot" Baublitz, 29, of Glen Rock, Pa., had pleaded guilty in January to using a gun to rob the Melrose branch of Carroll County Bank & Trust, now known as BB&T.

Baublitz got $2,100, but was arrested at a Towson shopping center Sept. 2 by Baltimore County police working a surveillance detail stemming from a series of gas station and convenience store robberies, authorities said.

Janette DeBoissiere, a public defender representing Baublitz in the Carroll County case, said her client went to court in Baltimore County and entered a guilty plea. According to the plea bargain, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

She said her client also has more serious carjacking and armed robbery charges against him in Baltimore City. She said she was unaware of those charges when she helped Baublitz broker a plea bargain with Carroll County prosecutors that called for a limit of 13 years.

DeBoissiere and prosecutor David P. Daggett were surprised yesterday when Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway made the sentence for Baublitz consecutive to, instead of concurrent with, the 20-year Baltimore County term.

That means Baublitz, who has been incarcerated since Sept. 2, must serve at least half of the 33 years before he is eligible for parole.

The Baltimore City charges carry penalties of 60 years, DeBoissiere said.

Any sentence imposed in Baltimore could also be consecutive to the prison terms Baublitz is serving.

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