Man pleads guilty to shoot­ing grandma’s car

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — A Gra­sonville man pleaded guilty to a hand­gun vi­o­la­tion Jan. 19 in Queen Anne’s County Dis­trict Court in the shoot­ing of his grand­mother’s car af­ter she re­fused to make him food.

On April 24, 2016, Mary­land State Po­lice re­sponded to Graces Lane in Gra­sonville for the re­port of a shot fired. Troop­ers met with Vivian Lynch, who re­ported that her grand­son, Amon Jazz-Malik Stow­ers, 19, had fired a .25 cal­iber round into the rear fen­der of her Chevro­let Mal­ibu be­cause she had re­fused to make him some­thing to eat.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, Lynch said she re­turned home from to do­ing er­rands to find “Malik” in her drive­way; he com­plained he was hun­gry and wanted her to make him some­thing to eat. When Lynch re­fused, Stow­ers be­came an­gry, pulled out a hand­gun and shot the rear fen­der of her car, po­lice said.

Lynch told po­lice Stow­ers threat­ened to “put more holes in your car” if she did not get him food.

Af­ter be­ing read his rights, Stow­ers ad­mit­ted to shoot­ing his grand­mother’s car be­cause he was hun­gry and she wouldn’t make him food, po­lice said.

Queen Anne’s County State’s At­tor­ney Lance G. Richardson pros­e­cuted the case. Stow­ers was rep­re­sented by Eileen Shan­non-McClel­lan of the Pub­lic De­fender’s Of­fice.

A shell cas­ing was re­cov­ered on scene, but the hand­gun was not re­cov­ered. Stow­ers re­port­edly threw the gun into the Ch­ester River at the Kent Nar­rows, Richardson said.

Stow­ers was charged with reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, hand­gun on a per­son and ma­li­cious de­struc­tion of prop­erty. In re­turn for his guilty plea on the hand­gun vi­o­la­tion, the other two charges were dropped.

He faces up to three years in pri­son on the hand­gun vi­o­la­tion, Richardson said. He thanked MSP for their work on the case.

Stow­ers is be­ing held at the Queen Anne’s County De­ten­tion Cen­ter pend­ing sen­tenc­ing.

“The fa­cil­ity is pro­vid­ing for his nu­tri­tional needs un­til his sen­tenc­ing date,” Richardson said. Sen­tenc­ing is set for March 22.

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