Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Bel Alton Liquor Store Robbery Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

October 10, 2019
Raymund Antoine Bradford, 41, of Temple Hills

Raymund Antoine Bradford, 42, of Temple Hills

UPDATE 10/10/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Raymund Antoine Bradford, 42, of Temple Hills, to 18 years in prison and 5 years of supervised probation for Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence.

On July 8, 2019, Bradford entered a guilty plea to the aforementioned charges in Charles County Circuit Court.

On March 21, 2018, officers responded to Drive-In Liquor in Faulkner for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers made contact with store owner Pargat Mand, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. Mand was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

An investigation revealed that during the afternoon hours of March 21, Bradford entered Drive-In Liquor with a bookbag and a gun pointed towards Mand. Both Mand and Bradford walked behind the sales counter, where Bradford began placing money and cigarettes into the bookbag. During this process, Bradford’s gun fired, and a bullet struck Mand in the arm. Bradford initially continued to put cigarettes in the bookbag, but then approached Mand and sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. Mand was then able to retreat to an office in the store and close the door. Bradford fled the scene soon afterward but dropped a knife in front of the store.

During the course of the investigation, the recovered knife was submitted for DNA analysis, which identified Bradford as the suspect.

At sentencing, Assistant State’s Attorney John A. Stackhouse addressed the judge, “Even after the victim gets shot, [the defendant] chose to mace him in the face. It’s cruel. It’s unnecessary. [The defendant] is violent; he’s not playing around.”

11/13/2018: Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have identified and charged a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this year.

The arrest is the result of a DNA match combined with investigative work.

On March 21 at 2:06 p.m., a lone male suspect entered a liquor store in the 10600 block of Crain Highway in Bel Alton.  He produced a handgun and demanded money from a clerk. During the robbery, the suspect shot the clerk in his arm. The suspect then fled in a car.

Evidence was recovered and submitted for DNA analysis. The DNA was subsequently linked to Raymund Antoine Bradford, 41, of Temple Hills.

On November 6, detectives – along with the assistance of U.S. Marshals – located Bradford at his residence.

A search warrant was served and investigators recovered additional evidence that was linked to the robbery, as well as another crime in a nearby county. Bradford was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other related charges.

Detective C. Gregory is investigating.

11 Responses to Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Bel Alton Liquor Store Robbery Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

  1. Stupid POS Thief on November 13, 2018 at 7:17 am

    DNA? Whazat?

    Sure – I give it up – can’t hurt.

    Never catch me!

  2. Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Life without parole is the only reasonable sentence. His life became worthless the minute he walked in that store, pulled his trigger, and attempted to kill some poor clerk just trying to earn an honest dollar. Even if he could be redeemed he doesn’t deserve the opportunity after this incident.

    • Worthless murderin' thief on November 14, 2018 at 7:55 am

      I must say that you nail it.

      I just wish Ole Sparky was up and running in MD.

      But….LWOP will have to do.

      Bet our judges let him slide.

      He will be back out robbin and shootin again.

      • All in how the game is played in the courtroom theater on October 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

        Well he got 18 years on the bingo card of the bench.

        That means he will be out in 5-6.

        Hope somebody puts him underground if he tries it again.

        Judges don’t care. Parole boards don’t care.

        Democrats want him as a prime supporter.

        Trash. thievin’ trash outta hell

    • Adam 12 on November 14, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Too bad every judge in Charles County thinks differently.

      • MuddMudd on October 10, 2019 at 1:05 pm

        Charles County Judge are super corrupt. Been there and seen it. Own a business or pay a lot for a laywer, you get what you want. You can accuse anyone of what you want.
        Get out of Charles County

      • Anonymous on October 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm

        tHEN WHY IS IT THE JUDGES GIVE VERY LIGHT SENTENCES,PBJ OR STET DOCKET FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS?They are keeping a revolving door of crime going and endangering all residents with this pity the criminal sentencing.

  3. Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Is this the same guy that killed the 7-11 clerk in Clinton?

    • Ja'min Davin on October 10, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      No its the guy who took him out and bought him dinner at Sizzler.

  4. Chris on October 10, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    So let me get this straight – this guys robs and shoots a cashier in the arm, who survives, and he gets 18 years in prison, but the baby killer is only facing 10 years?

    • think clear - for a change. Just think - period. on October 11, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Do you really need an adult to explain that to you?

      A gunman with intent to rob shoots an unarmed clerk.

      A drunk driver causes a child’s death in an accident due to his actions while drunk.

      Yes – the later is more horrible and it may be a lighter sentence than many of us would want.

      But regardless of the outcome, there is not the “intent” in the commission of the accidental death, whereas the former crime was tied to an armed robbery where a gun was obviously used, etc.

      Sentencing guidelines are often skewed from the desires of the public.
      And judges don’t really care which way the wind blows.

      But the legislators for your district have influence over all of these things at the county, state, and federal levels.

      Do you vote democrats into office?

      Because if you do, you are supporting such criminal rights and benefits – including light sentences.

      Think about that when the MSM “theater” is shoving their propaganda narrative in your mind.