Murder Suspect Has Concerning Gun History

By now everyone has heard about the heartbreaking case of the shooting death of 16 year old Montrell Wiseman.

As we shared before, Wiseman by all accounts was a good kid who was guilty of nothing more than enjoying a stroll with a friend on a nice autumn day.

Four suspects have been arrested in this heinous murder.

One suspect, Angelo Tolbert, remains at large.

Angelo Tolbert

Via public information requests, the OPOA has learned more about Tolbert’s past jaunts through the criminal justice system.

What we found is – quite frankly – concerning.

Check out Tolbert’s criminal history.

In April of 2010, Tolbert was arrested for Obstructing the Administration of Law (a misdemeanor) – he was jailed.

In April of 2011, Tolbert was arrested again during a disturbance for being in possession of a concealed loaded .44 caliber handgun (a Class 1 Misdemeanor). – He was sentenced to jail.

In January of 2012 Tolbert was arrested yet again for carrying a concealed handgun.  Gang Unit Officers had stopped a car in which Tolbert was a passenger.  The officers smelled marijuana and a probable cause search led to the discovery of a concealed handgun in close proximity to Tolbert.  Officers also found ecstasy in the car.

Bam!

OPD had Tolbert dead to rights.

Per state law, a second offense conviction for carrying a concealed weapon is a Class 4 Felony punishable by as much as 5 years in prison.

The Gang Unit Officers booked Tolbert for Felony CCW – 2nd offense and figured they wouldn’t have to worry about him for a while.

They were wrong.

Somehow Tolbert’s charges were reduced

….to YET ANOTHER Misdemeanor 1st offense CCW.

Tolbert was convicted and the Judge sentenced him to PROBATION.

And less than one year later he is being sought in connection with the murder of an innocent young man.

The criminal Justice system gambled big on Angelo Tolbert.

They lost.

But it was Montrell Wiseman’s family that ending up losing the most.

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