Marlon “Head” Patterson was no stranger to felonious behavior when he was indicted in 2013 with nine others on charges related to armed home invasions and drug trafficking in Danbury, CT. His arm tattoo reading “Face Shot” was in commemoration of shooting a dude in the face in September 2007, for which he served five years in prison. Now, he is preparing himself to sit for 16 years, after being sentenced for some of the 2013 charges.
In October 2013, Patterson, 32, was indicted along with Michael Spears, Antonio “Little Buddha” Parker, Scott “Venom” Myrie, Casey Kershaw, Robert “Rob Base” Cherry, Paul “Juice” Whitehurst, Kevin “Cheese” Lemon and Laquanna Briggs, for robbing weed dealers, as well as distributing crack and heroin.
The investigation into the crew started in January of that year. According to police, the squad trapped out of houses and hotels, with Patterson and Spears at the helm. However, the sentence Patterson caught on last week stems from three armed jackings of the bud dealers on January 30, Valentine’s Day and February 14 of 2013. Strapped and donning masks, Patterson and others stormed into the weed houses and stole trees and cash, after pistol whipping one victim and threatening to kill everyone else in the house.
Furthermore, in May 2013, Patterson and Whitehurst kidnapped an unfortunate individual that owed Whitehurst a measly drug debt of $100. The victim was beaten and verbally assaulted as they drove by a reservoir. Then Whitehurst pushed his debtor into the reservoir, then threw rocks at him, while an amused Patterson recorded the ordeal on his phone, laughing. Then, Patterson and Whitehurst drove with the victim to a liquor store and copped a liter of vodka, which they forced their victim to guzzle in 15 minutes. Unconscious, the victim was driven to a trap house and locked in the bathroom overnight. When he came to, Patterson and Whitehurst forced him to go work off his debt by selling dope. The victim was released when he was finished slinging.
On May 1 of last year, Patterson pleaded guilty to to one count of interference with commerce by robbery, one count of attempted interference with commerce by robbery, and one count of use of a firearm during and in relation to crimes of violence. In addition to his 16-year sentence, faces up to eight more years for violating his probation.