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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Armed Robbery

Posted: Jun 04, 2018 9:34 PM Updated:

SALISBURY, Md.- A 19-year-old was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for an armed robbery that led to the death of a Salisbury man.

Police say that on June 10, 2017, in the area of Middle Neck Drive, Courtlen Dezire Coston along with two co-defendants, knocked on a door and attempted a home invasion.

According to investigators, Coston's co-defendant, Ryan Holden, shot and killed the homeowner, Anthony Cropper, during the attempted home invasion. Holden was convicted by a Wicomico County jury on May 8, of first-degree murder. 

On June 1, Wicomico County Circuit Judge S. James Sarbanes sentenced Coston to 20 years active incarceration for armed robbery and five years on a firearm charge of illegal possession of a regulated firearm, concurrent with the 20-year sentence.

On March 23, Coston pleaded guilty by way of an Alford plea. Sentencing had been postponed to allow for a pre-sentence investigation.


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