A 20-year-old Odenton man who prosecutors said "has been a problem for a very long time" was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for assaulting a security guard at a Columbia apartment complex in May.
Rick Delay Britton, of the 1200 block of Scotts Manor Court, was convicted in December by a Howard County Circuit Court jury of first-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime and possession of a handgun.
Police and prosecutors say Britton was with Derrod Peterson when Peterson attacked the security guard. When the guard ran away, Britton fired four shots in the man's direction. All of them missed. The gun was never recovered, police said.