CASE UPDATE: Rasheem Drummond sentenced up to 15 years in prison for armed robbery
CASE UPDATE: June 13, 2018- Commonwealth v. Rasheem Drummond: Judge Deborah E. Curcillo today sentenced Rasheem Drummond to 7 1/2 years to 15 years in state prison for a January 15, 2017 armed robbery in the City of Harrisburg. On April 24, 2018, a Dauphin County Jury found Rasheem Drummond guilty of Robbery and Carrying a Firearm without a License. The case arose from an incident on January 15, 2017, when the victim came to Harrisburg City for a date with Drummond after the two met online. Drummond had the victim drive him home, and directed the victim to park on the corner of Green and Geiger Streets in the City of Harrisburg. Drummond went into the home, and then returned to the victim’s vehicle, at which time Drummond put a gun to the victim’s chest and threatened to shoot the victim while taking the victim’s money and cell phone. Drummond fled the scene, but the victim followed on foot, yelling for police. Realizing the victim was following, Drummond turned around a pistol whipped the victim over the head. When police arrived on scene, the victim was able to show the apartment that Drummond ran into. Inside the apartment, Drummond was sitting on his bed with the clothing matching the victim’s description beside him. The firearm was recovered in the living room, and the victim’s cell phone was later recovered in a trashcan of the residence.
Drummond is additionally facing charges of Aggravated Harassment by a Prisoner for an incident that occured in Judge Curcillo's courtroom a week prior to his April 24th jury trial. Drummond was appearing in court to finalize the details of his pending trial. During this session of court, Drummond handed Deputy District Attorney Katie Adam an envelope that he claimed contained paperwork related to the case. When Deputy District Attorney Adam opened the envelope she found it only contained feces. On June 11, 2018 Drummond waived his preliminary hearing for that charge and is currently awaiting his formal arraignment and the scheduling of his next court date.
This robbery case was investigated by Officer Andrew Bath of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Katie Adam. Dauphin County Detective John O'Connor investigated, and Senior Deputy District Attorney Jack Canavan is prosecuting, Drummond's new charge of Aggravated Harrasment by a Prisoner.
NOTE: The charge of Aggravated Harrasment by a Prisoner is an allegation at this time and Drummond is presumed to innocent until proven guilty.