- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
One of the men involved in the August 2012 beating and robbery of a Washington Post deliveryman pleaded guilty last week to involvement in a second assault that left a man with a broken kneecap.
Derrick Jamar Thompson, 21, of Waldorf was found guilty earlier this month of attempted second-degree murder, along with other charges, for the beating that almost left a 63-year-old man dead. Days before that, Thompson had been involved in the gang beating of a 35-year-old man that took place while his fiancee watched, Charles County Assistant State’s Attorney Jeremy Widder said. Thompson pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for that crime. Related first-degree assault charges will not be prosecuted.
In the earlier offense Thompson was among a group of about five or six men who accosted the man and his fiancee while they walked home Aug. 2, 2012, from a Waldorf 7-Eleven, according to evidence Widder read in court. The man claimed to have had “a funny feeling” about the situation before being attacked. His fiancee was restrained by another member of the gang and could only watch as he was “punched and kicked” while lying on the ground.
After that, the group got away unidentified. Sometime after, the victim and his fiancee were watching the news when a report about arrests in the deliveryman beating came on. As they watched, they recognized Thompson and Gregory Lee Boseman, who also was involved in both cases, from their mugshots displayed on the screen.
Thompson is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 27. His sentences for both incidents will run concurrently.