By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police busted convicted robber Theodore Gaddy for an alleged drug deal in NoMad last week.
Gaddy, 34, was reportedly working with 67-year-old Roger Blake, who was also arrested, to sell alleged crack cocaine to an undercover officer in exchange for cash at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 25th Street on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Gaddy previously pleaded guilty to a robbery that took place in Harlem on September 1, 2014, according to the district attorney’s office. Gaddy stole a woman’s cell phone and punched her in the stomach and was sentenced to one and a half to three years in state prison.
T&V also previously reported that Gaddy was arrested for an alleged robbery that took place in front of 150 East 24th Street on January 8, 2018. Police said that Gaddy had pushed a 16-year-old boy to the ground before grabbing his cell phone and fleeing the scene.
The DA’s office said that Gaddy was also convicted of attempted assault on August 2, 2013, for the assault of a family member, for which he received a 20-day jail sentence.
Gaddy and Blake were reportedly in possession of additional alleged crack cocaine and Gaddy was also in possession of alleged marijuana.
Police said that Gaddy is on probation until November 6, 2019. Both men were charged with sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Gaddy was also charged with intent to sell a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said that the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor is handling Gaddy’s case and his attorney did not respond to a request for comment before T&V’s press time. An attorney for Blake could not be reached before T&V’s press time.