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Kader Kenneth Morris was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but three suspended after pleading guilty to robbing a man of marijuana at gunpoint in Taneytown. <a href="http://bit.ly/1MZlSmj">Full story</a>
Kader Kenneth Morris was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but three suspended after pleading guilty to robbing a man of marijuana at gunpoint in Taneytown. Full story (Submitted photo, HANDOUT)

A Frederick County man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison with all but three suspended after pleading guilty to robbing a man of marijuana at gunpoint last summer in Taneytown.

Kader Kenneth Morris, 22, of Brunswick, is one of three who was charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Taneytown man on Aug. 19, 2014, according to court records. He pleaded guilty Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court to one count of armed robbery.

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Morris, along with Kyle Michael Wathen, 20, of Florida, and a juvenile suspect were accused of robbing the man at gunpoint. Wathen is scheduled to have a four-day jury trial beginning July 13.

The juvenile, though initially charged as an adult, had his case transferred to the juvenile system, according to Assistant State's Attorney R. Aron Benjamin.

Around 4:15 p.m. Aug. 19, Taneytown Police and troopers from the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack were sent to the intersection of Hammersham Court and O'Brien Avenue in Taneytown for a report of an armed robbery, according to court records.

The victim told police he was assaulted by three people, one of whom had a handgun, according to court records. A mutual friend of the victim and the suspects identified the alleged robbers.

The juvenile told police he, Wathen and Morris went to the victim's home to buy drugs and Wathen pulled a gun and stole more than 10 ounces of marijuana, according to court records. Then, Morris and the juvenile repeatedly hit the victim until he lost consciousness, according to the records.

Morris will be placed on five years of supervised probation upon his release, according to Benjamin.

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