In 2015, images of a teenager smashing a traffic cone through a vehicle window went viral. The incident occurred during the 2015 unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.
Allen Bullock was charged with malicious destruction of property and rioting. On April 25, 2015, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years, with all but six months suspended. After serving six months, he was placed on five year’s probation and agreed to obtain a GED or high school equivalency certificate and complete 400 hours of community service.
After Bullock failed to report to his probation officer multiple times and provide his probation officer with a valid physical address, he was charged with violating probation. On June 5, Bullock was picked up on a warrant and transported him to Central Booking.
Bullock was allegedly involved in an incident that took place on October 3, 2015 in Frederick County, in which he was charged with two counts of second-degree assault. He was scheduled to appear in court on August 29, 2016 and March 17, 2017, but missed both court dates.
Bobby Smallwood, Bullock’s mother, said Bullock moved out of her home following a dispute between her and Bullock. She said Bullock moved in with his girlfriend to help raise their child.
According to Dana Karangelen, Bullock’s public defender, he was employed at a car wash in South Baltimore and had future plans to start work towards obtaining his GED.
After giving Baltimore Circuit Judge Charles J. Peters several excuses to why he failed to make contact with his probation officer, Bullock was sentenced to 11 ½ years in prison, with all but four years suspended.