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Freddie Gray Arrest Record, Criminal History & Rap Sheet

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Freddie Gray, who died a week after suffering injuries while in Baltimore police custody, had a lengthy criminal record, mainly for drug-related offenses, according to state court records. Police claim he was “involved in criminal activity,” prior to his arrest.

Gray, 25, died after spending seven days in a coma as a result of injuries he suffered while in the custody of city police, the Baltimore Sun reports.

He was arrested April 12 by four officers outside a public housing complex. Police said four bicycle officers tried to stop Gray for an unspecified reason and he ran from them. They caught him and detained him while waiting for backup.

It’s not yet known how Gray died. His death has sparked unrest in the city, including protests that turned violent.

A friend told the Baltimore Sun that Gray may have ran from the officers because, “he had a history with that police beating him.”

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Freddie Gray Arrest Record

Gray had a lengthy arrest record with convictions dating back until at least 2007, according to the Maryland Department of Justice. Not all of the arrests led to convictions, in many of the cases he pleaded guilty to one charge while the others were dropped. Exact details of when he spent time in prison were not immediately available. His arrest record includes at least 18 arrests:

  • March 20, 2015: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • March 13, 2015: Malicious destruction of property, second-degree assault
  • January 20, 2015: Fourth-degree burglary, trespassing
  • January 14, 2015: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute
  • December 31, 2014: Possession of narcotics with intent to distribute
  • December 14, 2014: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • August 31, 2014: Illegal gambling, trespassing
  • January 25, 2014: Possession of marijuana
  • September 28, 2013: Distribution of narcotics, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, second-degree assault, second-degree escape
  • April 13, 2012: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, violation of probation
  • July 16, 2008: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute
  • March 28, 2008: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • March 14, 2008: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to manufacture and distribute
  • February 11, 2008: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • August 29, 2007: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, violation of probation
  • August 28, 2007: Possession of marijuana
  • August 23, 2007: False statement to a peace officer, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • July 16, 2007: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance (2 counts)

PHOTOS: Freddie Gray Arrest Record Documents

Court documents detail the arrests and convictions of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after being injured in police custody.

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Why Was Freddie Gray Arrested Before His Death?

Details of what led police to try to arrest Gray in April 2015 have not been made public by police. Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez told the Baltimore Sun that details of the arrest remain “a bit vague,” and that the officers patrolling a high-crime area with drug issues believed Gray was “immediately involved or had been recently involved in criminal activity.”

Documents obtained by the Guardian show that he was charged with unlawful possession of a switch blade knife, which was found after he was detained. The documents are not clear about what led to the stop. No other charges are listed.

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The Associated Press reports Gray has been in and out of prison on drug convictions since 2008, according to online court records. He was set to start a trial in May on drug charges stemming from a December arrest.

“We had officers in a high-crime area known to have high narcotic incidents,” Rodriguez said, according to the AP. “The officers believe that Mr. Gray was immediately involved or recently involved in criminal activity and decided to make contact.”

Police released a timetable of the events leading up to Gray’s arrest and death. He was seen at about 8:40 a.m. on April 12 on a street northwest of the city’s downtown. The officers approached Gray and he ran. He was caught about two minutes later two blocks away. The officers called for a transport van at about 8:42 p.m. Then, at 8:54 a.m., a block away from where Gray was arrested, the van left for the Western District station “after stopping to place additional restraints on the suspect.” At about 9:24 a.m., an ambulance is called to the Western District station.

PHOTOS: Freddie Gray Arrest Record Documents

Court documents detail the arrests and convictions of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after being injured in police custody.

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  1. I’m pretty sure that the majority of people following and posting to this site missed the part where Mr. Gray was in the back of a transport vehicle, not alone, and attempting to injure himself. So we can assume he was alive and kicking after he was arrested by all these officers. After his arrest, before he was in jail custody. I’m not saying that the police won’t rough a guy up, but that comes with the territory. I have first hand knowledge of this fact and I’m white. It isnt a race thing, race gets attention because its a card minorities can play. A white guy catches a beating and can’t say it was racially motivated. They’d get laughed at and they’d have no credibility moving forward with their arrest charges. That being said, that door swings both ways. You don’t “act a fool” when you’re caught, or you are signing up to get handled. All that resisting arrest and being combative, and it should, is asking for it. You are putting them in a bad spot. They don’t know you, and they should err on the side of caution. If I caught a beating, from childhood on, I’m pretty sure I earned it. The problem is that over reacting self-hating whites feel guilty, because of the race card. That, or they’re elites and they don’t care about throwing a bone at the minority community because they keep their vote. A small price, and they don’t personally pay it, so it’s a powerful tool to keep the lower class in line. The white elites love this. They love to send Hillary Clinton to tell them (minorities of any race) that she was broke before, she can relate to them and she has their back, and a bottle of hot sauce in her purse because she is in touch with your customs. To me, that’s just short of saying fried chicken and watermelon, but that’s just me. When will all people wake up and see the left for what it is? When they take everybody’s stuff for redistribution, how much do you think they’ll take off the top? Then they will really have all the power, because everyone will be broke. Open your eyes. Don’t listen to what they say today, its coached and full of catch phrases. Listening to somebody else’s interpretation of what someone else says is naive at best, and downright stupid. The cops are under scrutiny for just these types of deaths. I wonder how they can be so stupid. You should too. Either way, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Period. If Freddy Gray beat his head against the wall, and died as a result, or even maybe that’s what happened, the cops are not guilty. Deal with it. Try not to burn down the neighborhood because that is stupid. Don’t run out and shoot white people, most whites are too busy to know what’s up. I’m pretty sure that if you act like an adult, and that means all of us, this kind of diviceism will be identified and eliminated. My friend just lost his son to street violence. He was 17 years old, he was black and it wasn’t a police involved shooting. In this case, they are dependent on police to solve this murder. Yet there are preexisting circumstances that keep the police from being as effective as they could be. Do you see the dichotomy? This is the real crime. The decisiveness that will only continue until we get past the “we/they dichotomy” that both sides are guilty of. It is there in every instance, and the political elite can only survive as long as they can keep it in place. If these cops murdered Freddie Grey, they should go to prison forever, for being corrupt murderers. Period. But until we say because they murdered a man, with no other qualifiers, we are stuck in the cycle. We will continue the dichotomy, biting off our nose to spite our face, and the thought police will continue to take advantage. Stop being sheep. Be grown ups. Be men and women instead of black men or white women. The racial stuff is everybody’s fault. Accept it, or accept that we are all responsible fot out current life situation. Trump 2016, because we missed the boat with Dr. Ben Carson.

    • Getting roughed up by the cops shouldn’t “come with the territory”. Any cop caught doing so should be thrown in the same cell as a bunch of the guys he roughs up and see how he likes it. Freddie Gray’s rap sheet is a perfect example of why the drug laws need to be reformed and we need to sop the so-called war on drugs. We lost that war back in the 70s almost immediately after it began.

      • The war on drugs is a joke but selling cocaine is a bit different than using a bit of weed or even using coke for that matter. Look at how many times he wad busted for sales.

  2. Drug dealers deserve what they get, I guess. Even dying while in police custody? At least needs to be investigated.

  3. If you don’t want to get arrested for drugs then lobby the legislators to make your drugs legal , then police officers will not have to make drug arrests. However homicides will increase
    among the dealers and Baltimore will become another Chicago Will that satisfy you who criticize the police.