A Frederick County jury returned a guilty verdict against 24 year old Jerame Dwayne Duvall Friday. "They actually convicted him on 16 counts stemming from a home invasion/ armed robbery, that happened on South Everly Drive, August 18, 2011," said Charles Smith, States Attorney.
Duvall and 4 others went to the home in an SUV. At the time, Duvall had an active peace order against him, which prohibited him from having contact with an occupant at the address. Testimony revealed that an occupant of the SUV put a gun to the head of the victim who was on the porch of the residence. The victim slapped the gun away and ran to a neighbor's home. A safe was then stolen from the residence. "Fortunately, a neighbor phoned 911. She watched as Duvall pointed the gun at the victim. We had excellent testimony against Duvall," said Smith.
Duvall faces more than 50 years in jail when he's sentenced on May 1. "We must have a zero tolerance policy for handgun violence, and continue to send the message that gun crime gets hard time. Our gang prosecutor Jason Shoemaker and Mike Dempsher did an outstanding job."
The four co-defendants, Devin Harris, Montrey Harrison, Isaiah Martin and Forrest Offord are awaiting trial.