On Friday, July 23, 2021, Rahymeen Barber Jr, 17 years of age, of Salisbury, Maryland, pleaded guilty before the Honorable Daniel M. Long, Senior Judge of the First Judicial Circuit, to one (1) count of armed robbery, one (1) count of firearm use in a violent crime, and one (1) count of assault in the first degree.
Judge Long sentenced Barber to forty-five (45) years in prison, suspending all but fifteen (15) years of active incarceration. The Court recommended Barber for placement in the Youthful Offenders Program, which is a six (6) plus year program within Patuxent Institution where offenders receive mental health treatment as well as educational and vocational training.
Upon his release, Barber will be on supervised probation for a period of five (5) years.
On November 28, 2019, Rahymeen Barber forced his way into 430 Hammond Street in Salisbury, Maryland, which was occupied by two residents, a female and a male. The female resident attempted to lock Barber into a bedroom at which time Barber pointed a revolver at her and verbally threatened to shoot her if she did not get out of his way.
The woman fled the home and shortly thereafter heard a gunshot from inside. Barber met the male resident upstairs where Barber demanded that the man give him “everything that he had”, while pointing the revolver at him. Barber fired the revolver and the malt resident be, fighting Barber for the gun.
During the struggle, the revolver discharged striking the male resident in the upper leg. Barber continued his assault by pointing the revolver at the man and repeatedly pulling the trigger, but the revolver misfired. Before fleeing, Barber stole several items from inside the home.
Wicomico County State’s Attorney (SA) Jamie L Dykes commended the members of the Salisbury Police Department for their work in the investigation specifically thanking Detective Glynn. SA Dykes also commended Assistant State’s Attorney Lauren Bourdon, who prosecuted this case.
SA Dykes said “Far too many violent crimes in our community are committed by teenagers. Accountability is necessary to keep people safe, and to disrupt and hopefully, end the cycle of violence. Patuxent’s Youthful Offenders Program will afford Mr. Barber an opportunity for meaningful rehabilitation”.
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