Man, 28, gets 22 years in drug, assault cases


A 28-year-old Baltimore man convicted on drug charges in absentia last year after he walked out of his trial was sentenced to 22 years in prison for two crimes, according to Howard prosecutor Lisa Brown.

Bryant E. Davidson of the 2300 block Lauretta Ave. was sentenced Friday by Circuit Judge Lenore Gelfman to 12 years for assault, for forcing his children's mother at gunpoint to drive him from Columbia to a court appearance in Baltimore.

He was sentenced to 10 years by Judge James B. Dudley on the drug conviction, Brown said. Davidson was found with 21 baggies of heroin when he was arrested in Kings Contrivance on a warrant in the assault.

The sentences will be served consecutively, Brown said.

"Our hope was that the time would be concurrent," said his lawyer, Janette DeBoissiere, assistant public defender.

Davidson did get one break. He got no extra time for fleeing his drug trial.

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