News Release, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland
Fired the Gun at a Police Officer
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced Yul Hildon Reddock, age 40, of Cheverly Maryland, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur stated, “We are committed to working with our law enforcement partners to get illegal guns out of the hands of felons and off of our streets, in order to reduce violent crime in our neighborhoods. Yul Reddock used a gun, and now faces 15 years of federal time, where there is no parole—ever. Please, put down the guns and save a life—maybe even your own.”
According to his guilty plea, on January 31, 2018, a Prince George’s County Police Corporal was in the area of Matthew Henson Avenue and Muncy Road in Landover, Maryland when he heard four or five gunshots nearby, then saw a blue four-door sedan being followed by a black pick-up truck. The sedan was being driven by Reddock. As Reddock sped by the Corporal’s unmarked vehicle, which was also a black pick-up truck, the Corporal was able to see that the rear window of the sedan had been shot out. The Corporal began to follow the sedan and shortly thereafter saw Reddock pointing a gun from the sedan in his direction and heard two additional shots.
Back-up marked police vehicles took over the pursuit. Reddock lost control of the sedan while attempting to exit onto Pennsylvania Avenue from southbound Interstate 495. Reddock was arrested and law enforcement recovered from his car a .22-caliber long rifle pistol loaded with eight .22-caliber cartridges; three fired cartridge casings; and one .22-caliber cartridge found on the floor of the vehicle. Reddock had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the ATF and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy F. Hagan, Jr. and Rajeev R. Raghavan, who prosecuted the case.