Showing posts with label Carjacking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carjacking. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grandmother Foils Grandson's Kidnapping/Carjacking Plans

(WHITE MARSH, MD) – A grandmother’s use of her in-car navigation assistant helped her foil her grandson’s attempted trip to New York with her car and with her and three other grandchildren along for the ride against their will this weekend along Interstate 95 in Baltimore County.

The accused is identified as Darius T. Johnson, 22, of Baltimore, Md. After consultation with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, Johnson was charged with kidnapping, kidnapping of a child under 16, false imprisonment, carjacking, second degree assault, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, and theft over $10,000. He was taken before a Baltimore County District Court commissioner and held at the county detention center on $ 500,000 secured bond.

At about 5:30 p.m. on August 25, 2012, Maryland State Police from the JFK Highway Barrack responded to northbound I-95 near Abingdon for the report of a crash. When they arrived they found no crash, but found the victim, Ardella Eaddy, 68, of Baltimore, and three of her grandchildren, ages 4, 8, and 12, in her Buick Lacrosse on the side of I-95. Eaddy reported that another grandson, later identified as Johnson, had abducted her and her three other grandchildren, but had recently fled the scene.

Eaddy told troopers she had agreed to take Johnson to a location in the Nottingham area of Baltimore to pick up some belongings from a home there. She said when they came back out to her car, Johnson told her he was taking the car and going to New York. Eaddy was able to get into the passenger’s seat and attempted to remove the keys from the ignition. She said Johnson assaulted her and said he was taking the car to New York. Eaddy refused to leave because her other three grandchildren, cousins of the suspect, were in the back seat.

Troopers were told by Eaddy that when Johnson headed north on I-95 from I-695 in White Marsh, she used the vehicle’s On-Star and called for help. According to Eaddy, On-Star was able to shut-off the vehicle’s engine and the car coasted to a stop along northbound I-95 near Abingdon. She said the suspect fled from the car on foot into a wooded area.

State troopers from the JFK Highway Barrack issued a lookout and were joined in their search for the suspect by troopers from the Bel Air Barrack and Aviation Command, as well as Baltimore County Police K-9, and Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies. A short time later, two troopers spotted Johnson walking along Rt. 24 near Rt. 7. He was arrested without incident.

The victim and her grandchildren did not require medical treatment. She was able to return home with her car and three other grandchildren.

Maryland State Police Press Release

Saturday, April 9, 2011

One Wal*Mart Carjacker Is Charged

Being held for bond in an unspecified location? Would anyone know why.....unless it's because he is a juvenile?

By:  Linda Cicoira
An Accomack youth was charged in connection with an armed robbery and motor vehicle theft that allegedly occurred late last month at the Pocomoke Walmart.

Troy Anthony Ewell,17, of New Church was charged with 16 counts according to the Pocomoke City Police Department

He will be tried as an adult and is being held for $250,000 bond at an unspecified location.

Another suspect is being held in Eastern Shore Regional Jail in Eastville. Information about that male has not been disclosed because he is a juvenile and has not waived juvenile status.
On March 28, Maryland officers responded to the Walmart on Old Snowhill Road. "Upon arrival they learned that a 69-year-old store employee was on her way into the store when she was approached by two blackmales with a gun who demanded her wallet and vehicle keys," a spokes person said. "The victim complied and the two suspects fled from the parking lot in her vehicle."

The following day, the vehicle was in a single-vehicle accident in Accomack County, where police found it had been severely damaged and abandoned.

Officers were able to identify the driver and passenger of the stolen vehicle, the spokesperson added.

Ewell was charged with armed robbery,  robbery, two counts of use of a firearm in a felony, two counts of handgun on a person, armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit armed carjacking, conspiracy carjacking, carjacking, two counts of unlawful taking of a vehicle, two counts of theft under $100, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

He turned himself into authorities on March 31.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wal*Mart Carjacking Suspects Arrested

This seems to be happening more often in alot of towns.  People working through the night, making an honest living and suddenly out of nowhere come thugs to do harm.  At ages 18 and still a juvenile it would just seem to me they would want to still be asleep in bed like most teens seem to do.  Instead of getting a job to buy a car they decide that it is more fun to frighten someone, a 69 year old woman,  and steal their car in the wee hours of the morning.

What kind of parents do these children of today have?  I wonder what will the parents do with their children now they have gotten themselves into trouble.  Maybe some pressure should be put on the parents.  Send them to jail with their rotten kids.

From the Daily Times
April 1, 2011
POCOMOKE CITY — Both of the men charged in the alleged armed carjacking of a 69-year-old woman at the Walmart parking lot have been taken into custody.

Troy Ewell, 18, of the 7400 block of Lankford Highway in New Church, Va., turned himself into the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office last night, according to police. The other man charged in the crime is a juvenile, who was arrested on separate charges and later gave a full confession to Pocomoke City police officers. He is awaiting extradition from the Eastern Shore Regional Jail to Maryland.

Both men are charged with several counts including armed robbery, assault and carjacking. Ewell also has charges stemming from his alleged use of a handgun during the alleged carjacking. He is being held in the Worcester County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Progress Made In Wal*Mart Carjacking

For those of you that doubt the Pocomoke City Police
Here's what the Daily Times Reported Today:

POCOMOKE CITY — Pocomoke City police soon expect to be able to file charges against two juveniles they say allegedly committed the carjacking of a 69-year-old woman Monday morning in the Walmart parking lot.

One of the juveniles, a 17-year-old, was arrested on separate charges yesterday, later giving a full confession to Pocomoke City police officers. He is being held in the Eastern Shore Regional Jail in Virginia on seven pending charges stemming from the separate incident.

Arrest warrants have been issued for both suspects in the case, including the 18-year-old who allegedly joined the 17-year-old during the robbery. Both will be charged with armed robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and first-degree assault, however have to be extradited from Virginia to Maryland before appearing in front of a judge.

Police say when the 17-year-old was arrested a 9 mm gun was recovered, similar to the one described by the victim.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Carjacking UPDATE

From WMDT Channel 47 News

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - Police need your help locating two black male suspects they say are responsible for an armed carjacking Tuesday morning.

Authorities say the incident occurred around 5:00 a.m. in the employee parking lot of the Wal-Mart located on the on the 2000 block of Old Snow Hill Road.

The two suspects allegedly stole an employee's car at gunpoint. One of the suspects is being described as 5'10" in height and wearing a red jacket.

Police say they have located the stolen car. The vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Accomack County, said officials. Authorities say the drivers are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Pocomoke City Police Department at (410) 957-1600.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Man Sentenced In Hijacking Senator's Daughter

WASHINGTON - A man was sentenced to nine years in jail Tuesday for carjacking a U.S. Senator's daughter last December.
Steven Alston, 25, plead guilty to carjacking and assault in April.

On December 2, 2009, Alston and 22-year-old Dewalden Connor, carjacked the daughter of Tennessee Senator Robert Corker.

Alston carjacked the 22-year-old woman after seeing her SUV parked on the side of the 700 block of D Street NW. The two men approached the car, ordered the woman out of the car and then choked and threw her from the car when she did not exit.

The two men drove off in the SUV, but were tracked down by police using the OnStar system in the car.

Connor will be sentenced Thursday on robbery charges.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Accomack County Sheriff's Office Search for Suspects Wanted in Carjacking

According to Sheriff Larry Giddens, on Monday, June 28 at approximately 1:08 a.m., the Accomack County Sheriff's Office received a report that a man had been robbed and carjacked. Further investigation revealed that the victim had given an unknown subject a ride to the Parksley area along Lankford Highway where the victim was approached by a second suspect. The victim was assaulted by the suspects and taken to a bank ATM where money was withdrawn from the victim's account. The victim was then released near Mappsville and the victim's vehicle was taken by the suspects.

The stolen vehicle is described as a 1993 Jeep Cherokee 4-door, red in color, unknown Virginia registration.

Suspect 1 is described as a black male, clean shaven, heavy build, approximately 30 to 40 years of age, wearing a blue shirt.

Suspect 2 is described as a black male, clean shaven, slim build, approximately 30 to 40 years of age, wearing a white t-shirt.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at 787-1131 or 824-5666.