Showing posts with label robbery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label robbery. Show all posts

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Arrest Made / Investigation Continuing in Drug Theft

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 9, 2013
 Case # 13-0245
 LOCATION: Stockton, Maryland
 CRIME: Armed Robbery
 ACCUSED: Ecentral Brian Francois
 213 Cedar Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland

Ecentral Brian Francois

 CHARGES: Armed Robery, Second Degree Assault and Theft Under $1,000
 NARRATIVE: On Tuesday, October 9, 2013, Ecentral Francois was involved in a drug transaction in the Stockton, Maryland area. During the transaction Francois brandished a gun and forcibly took the drugs.

Francois was tracked through the license plate on his vehicle and with the assistance of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Pocomoke City Police Department was detained and subsequently identified by the victim.
Francois was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Second Degree Assault and Theft Under $1,000.
 Mr. Francois was taken before a judicial officer and held on $40,000.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Pocomoke Police Department for their quick response and action taken in locating the suspect vehicle in such a quick manner. It is these partnerships that keep this county as safe as it is.

Lieutenant Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Suspect Still Wanted For Armed Robbery

According to Major Todd Godwin, on December 12, 2010 at approximately 02:45 a.m., the Accomack County Sheriff's Office received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at the Shore Stop convenience store in Accomac. Reportedly taken during this incident was an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise.

An investigation into this incident has resulted in two suspects being identified. Warrants have been obtained against 22 year old Roy Brewer Davison and 28 year old Jacqueline Applegate, both of Princess Anne, Maryland, for robbery, armed burglary with the intent to rob and use of a firearm in the commission of a robbery. Jacqueline Applegate is currently incarcerated in the Wicomico County Jail on Maryland charges as well as on a detainer from Accomack County for this incident. Roy Brewer Davison has not been located as of this date. Roy Davison is described as a white male, 6'00", 150 lbs, blue eyes, blond hair.

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Roy Brewer Davison is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriffs Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666.

Source; shoredailynews

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Arrest Made In Onancock

According to Major Todd Godwin of the Accomack County Sheriff's Office, a joint investigation between the Accomack County Sheriff's Office and the Onancock Police Department has resulted in the arrest of an individual for two commercial burglaries and the theft of jewelry from a third incident.

On January 23, 2011, an extensive amount of jewelry was reported stolen from a residence on Bowditch Road near Onancock and on February 9, 2011 breaking and entering reports were received from the Corner Bakery and the General Store, both in the town of Onancock.

An investigation into these incidents was initiated and a suspect was developed resulting in the arrest of 22 year old Brandon Gregory Durrua of Onancock, Virginia on February 11, 2011.

Durrua was charged with (2) counts of breaking and entering and (2) counts of grand larceny and is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Assault and Robbery Gets Snow Hill Man Arrested

Police in Worcester County have arrested a Snow Hill man after an assault and robbery on New Year’s Eve. The victim met 18 year old Kenneth Wharton along the roadside near Snow Hill Friday night. Wharton got out of his vehicle with a baseball bat, demanded the victim’s cell phone and cash, and then beat him with the bat. The victim was able to get home to call for help – he’s in stable condition at PRMC in Salisbury. Wharton is being held in default of $25,000 bond.

NEWS RELEASE: DATE/TIME: December 31, 2010
LOCATION: Snow Hill, Worcester County, MD.
SUSPECT: Kenneth Lee Wharton, 3rd. Male age 18, Algonquin Trail, Snow Hill,
Worcester County, Maryland.
Victim: Kendrick Hall, male (from) Pocomoke, MD.
CHARGES: First degree assault, Second degree assault, Reckless endangerment, Armed robbery, Theft less than $500.00 and Theft less than $100.

On 12/31/10 at approximately 1200 hours, Worcester County Bureau of Investigations received information that a victim identified as Kendrick Hall was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for numerous injuries regarding an assault/robbery.

Investigator’s responded to PRMC and made contact with the victim. The victim identified the suspect as Kenneth Lee Wharton, 3rd from Snow Hill, Maryland, stating the two were acquaintances.

During the early morning hours of December 31, 2010 the victim and the suspect met along a roadside, just off of Rt 113 (located) in Snow Hill, Worcester Co. Md. The victim states, upon the two of them stopping their vehicles and exiting, the suspect immediately approached the victim, with a baseball bat in his hand. The suspect demanded the victim’s cellular telephone and currency. The victim, states he gave the suspect $10 in US Currency and his cell phone (Motorola Driod “X” smart phone).

After the suspect received the items from the victim, the suspect then started to
hit the victim with the baseball bat multiple times, about the head and body area.
The victim fell to the ground and the suspect then re-entered his vehicle and left
the area. The victim, was bleeding profusely, but was able to re-enter his vehicle and drove himself to his residence, where he seek emergency assistance and was transported by ambulance to PRMC.

The suspect was located at his residence and was arrested without incident. The suspect is currently being held at the Worcester County Detention Center, on
$25,000.00 bond.

The victim is listed in stable condition at PRMC and is believed he will make a full recovery.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Armed Robber Sentenced To Six Years

SNOW HILL – A Pocomoke man, one of three arrested in connection with an armed robbery spree in the south end of Worcester County in June, pleaded guilty last week to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to 12 years in jail, half of which was suspended.

Around 11:35 p.m. on June 9, the clerk of the Goose Creek convenience store in Pocomoke was attempting to lock up for the night when she was confronted by three masked men who had just entered the store. One of the men was brandishing a handgun and all three demanded money from the clerk while one of the suspects pointed a gun at her, according to police reports. The suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of money from the clerk before fleeing the area on foot.

During the subsequent investigation, it was learned that about 30 minutes earlier, the manager of a Pizza Hut restaurant nearby had contacted the Pocomoke Police Department to report three masked men had attempted to rob him at gunpoint as he closed the business for the night. The store manager was able to get into his car unharmed and drove away.

The information obtained from the Pizza Hut manager matched the information provided by the Goose Creek clerk in terms of physical descriptions of the suspects and the types of clothing they were wearing at the time of the armed robberies. Based on the information provided by the victims, Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) detectives were able to identify three suspects, including Dexter Wise, Jr., 23, of Laurel, Del.; Decarlo Marcus White, 19, of Pocomoke; and Dorian Rashawn Johnson, 19.

Warrants were sworn out on the three suspects and each was arrested a short time later. Each of the suspects were charged with 23 total counts including armed robbery, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Last week in Circuit Court the first of three suspects, Wise, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to 12 years in jail, of which six months were suspended, netting Wise six years in jail. He was also placed on probation for two years after his release and was given credit for the 118 days he spent in jail awaiting trial. Wise was also ordered to pay roughly $1,500 in combined restitution to the victims, Goose Creek and Pizza Hut.

White is expected to appear for trial for his role in the robberies on Jan. 10, while Johnson’s trial is scheduled for Jan. 12.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Three of 4 Accused of Robbing Convenience Store From Virginia

WILLARDS, Md.- Police in Wicomico County have arrested four suspects accused of robbing a Willards convenience store late Wednesday night.

Jordan Jamar Criner, 23, of Berlin; Dalton Earl Entzminger, 17, of Accomack, Va.; Akeem Samir Mason, 17, of Painter, Va., and Takeyah La'Day Mason, 23, of Melfa, Va., are charged with robbery, conspiracy and related offenses.

Shortly before midnight, troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to a reported armed robbery that had just occurred at the Dash In located on 7201 Main St. While this was happening, a deputy with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office was on patrol in the area of Willards when he observed two males run from the Dash In and get into a vehicle that quickly drove away.

Police say the deputy stopped the vehicle with the suspects inside and observed cash on the floor of the vehicle and numerous cartons of cigarettes in its passenger compartment, which matched what was stolen from the Dash In.

According to police, the clerk from the Dash In was able to positively identify two of the occupants of the vehicle as the suspects who had robbed him a short time before and who had stolen cash and cigarettes during the robbery.

Detectives with the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation, which took over the case, say a further investigation indicated that all four suspects were also potentially involved in a convenience store robbery that had occurred earlier in the evening in Worcester County.

Detectives also obtained video surveillance from the Dash In. All four suspects were turned over to Wicomico County Central Booking for processing. Both juveniles were charged as adults due to the nature of the offenses.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this or any other investigation is asked to contact the WBI at (410) 548-4898 or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two Men Wanted For Delaware Motel Robbery Arrested In Virginia

NEWPORT NEWS — An armed robbery in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Newport News led to a high-speed police chase that lasted more than 40 minutes on Monday night and resulted in the arrest of four Delaware residents.

The driver, a 28-year-old GianFranco Minello, is charged with reckless driving and evading police. Both he and the front-seat passenger, 30-year-old Randy Rickards, are also charged with robbery, possession of cocaine, and conspiracy and firearms charges. The two passengers in the back seat, a 17-year-old female and 44-year-old Kevin Payne, are charged with possession of cocaine. The female is not being identified to the media because she is a juvenile.

Holly McPherson, spokeswoman for Newport News police, said Minello and Rickards could face additional charges related to other robberies in Newport News. She said both men also have outstanding warrants in Delaware.

These are the two men wanted by Delaware police for the motel robbery in Seaford, Delaware (Nov. 17, 2010) in which Kristen Shockley of Pocomoke was arrested. Minello and Rickards fled the scene before police arrived.

Arrest Made By Accomack County Sheriff's Dept. In Corner Mart Robbery

According to Major Todd Godwin of the Accomack County Sheriffs Office, on October 28, 2010 at approximately 10:19 PM, the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the Corner Mart convenience store in Wattsville, Virginia. Based on witness accounts, 3 suspects entered the store and robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of money and property.

On November 17, 2010, Denzel Maurice Timmons of Pocomoke City, Maryland was charged with 2 counts of Robbery and 2 counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony relating to this crime as well as his involvement in the October 10, 2010 robbery that occurred at the Oak Hall Corner Mart convenience store. Timmons is currently incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

The investigation into these crimes is continuing and further arrests are pending.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Second Suspect Wanted In Corner Mart Robbery Gets Arrested

According to Major Todd Godwin, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, the second suspect in connection with the October 10th armed robbery at Corner Mart in Oak Hall was arrested by the Chestertown, Maryland Police Department.

Information was received by the Accomack County Sheriff's Office on November 9 as to the whereabouts of Denzel Maurice Timmons. This information was forwarded to Maryland officials who were able to locate Timmons and take him into custody. Timmons is currently incarcerated in the Kent County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Accomack County.

On November 2, Dijon Ryheem Smith of New Church, Virginia was arrested and charged with Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, in regards to this incident. He is currently incarcerated in the Accomack County with bond denied.

Monday, October 25, 2010

'Hiccup' Girl Is Among Three Charge With Murder After Fatal Robbery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay woman who was plagued by uncontrollable hiccups for months is charged in the killing of a man during a robbery, police said.

Jennifer Mee, 19, of St. Petersburg and two others are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Shannon Griffin, 22, on Saturday.

Mee lured Griffin to a home where the others robbed him at gunpoint, Sgt. T.A. Skinner of the St. Petersburg Police Department said in a late Sunday news release. Griffin struggled with the suspects and was shot several times, police said.

Mee and the others admitted their involvement, Skinner said.

Mee was being held without bond early Monday. Pinellas County jail records did not show whether she had an attorney. Telephone numbers listed for Mee's mother have been disconnected.

Mee's hiccups — up to 50 times a minute for months — gained her notoriety in 2007. She tried home remedies and consulted medical specialists, a hypnotist and an acupuncturist, until the hiccups finally just stopped on their own.

Mee is no longer suffering from the hiccups, police spokesman Mike Puetz said.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Arrest Made In Duck Inn Robery

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - A man has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery. Worcester County authorities have arrested Wayne Tyler Jr., 32, of Pocomoke City on charges of armed robbery and assault.

They say Tyler allegedly robbed the Duck Inn store in Pocomoke at gunpoint back on August 19th. Tyler is being held at the Worcester County Jail on $250,000 bond.

Authorities also say the Duck Inn store was robbed again a week later, on April 28th.

Anyone with information about that robbery is asked to call The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations at (410) 352-3476 or Pocomoke City Police Dept. at (410) 957-1600.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Accomack County Sheriff's Office Needs Public's Help....

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help.
They say this man, 40-year-old Kenneth Corneal Birch, Jr. of Saxis, Virginia is wanted in connection with the August 21st robbery of the Oak Hall Corner Mart.
A felony warrant has been obtained by the Sheriff’s Office charging Birch with robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 787-1131 or 824-5666.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

14 Year Old Girl Charged With Murder In Suspected Gang Initiation

A 14-year-old girl was being charged Tuesday night with first-degree murder for a shooting in East Baltimore earlier this month, a spokesman said.

Arteesha Holt was processed at the Central Booking Intake Center late Tuesday and would be charged in the shooting death of Jose Gonzales, Agent Donny Moses, a department spokesman, said late Tuesday.

Police said the incident was an attempted robbery and may have been part of a gang initiation.

Holt tried to rob two men Aug. 13 in the 100 block of N. Linwood Ave, about a block north of Patterson Park, police said. When the men resisted, police say the girl shot them both.

One man survived, but Gonzales died Saturday from a gunshot wound to his head. The survivor's name has not been released.

Photo Of Suspect Who Robbed Corner Mart/Oak Hall, Virginia

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - An Accomack County convenience store was robbed late Saturday night, according to Major Todd Godwin.

The suspect walked into the Corner Mart in Oak Hall and robbed the clerk of money and merchandise. He fled the scene in a black step-side Chevrolet pickup.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect, from the store. If you recognize him, call the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at 787-1131 or 824-5666.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Two Accomack County Men Arrested and Charged With Car Hijacking

ACCOMAC –– Two men suspected of a carjacking in Accomack County three weeks ago have been arrested and charged, according to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office.

Issac Scarborough, 26, of Parksley, and Larry Payton, 39, of Parksley have been accused of carjacking a red, four-door Jeep Cherokee and forcing a man to withdraw money from an ATM June 28.

Around 1 a.m., the vehicle’s owner offered a ride to one of the suspects, who was standing near Lankford Highway.

After dropping the passenger off in Parksley, the driver was approached by the second assailant. The two men assaulted the driver and drove to a nearby bank ATM, where they demanded money be withdrawn from his account.

Scarborough and Payton released the victim near Mappsville and drove off in the stolen vehicle, Sheriff Larry Giddens said in a prepared release.

Scarborough was arrested on the charges of abduction, robbery, grand larceny and credit card larceny July 14.

Two days later, Payton was arrested and given the same charges.

Scarborough is currently being held in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

Payton is incarcerated at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail with bond also denied.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Used-Car Salesman Guilty of Kidnapping

ACCOMAC -- Richard Coleman set out to buy a car on June 9, 2009, and instead was kidnapped by the seller.

Three suspects hauled Coleman to a bank and forced him to make a withdrawal from an ATM in Accomack County. But Coleman instead ran inside, freeing himself, and bank workers called police.

Richard Copes, 31, of Withams pleaded guilty in Accomack Circuit Court to the abduction of Coleman, stealing an automobile and robbery.

Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar said the victim spoke to Copes about buying the vehicle and the victim arrived in the family van.

Copes got into the passenger seat and two other individuals came from behind bushes and confronted Coleman, according to testimony.

They assumed the man had the $600 with him to pay for the used car.

"He did not," Agar said.

But they found $50 and an ATM card in the man's wallet. All three got in the victim's van to drive to an ATM to withdraw money.

From Withams, they drove to the NASA Federal Credit Union at T's Corner. Agar said the plan was for the man to get out of the van and withdraw money while they sat in the van. The victim told investigators he thought the men had a gun.

The victim got out of the van as directed, but instead of going to the machine, he ran inside the credit union.

The three men then reportedly sped off in the van. Two of the men made statements to police and named Copes. The victim knew the three defendants and was able to identify them to police.

Copes, however, contacted Coleman in an apparent attempt to buy his support.

"Give me a break. Is there a price I can kick at you?" Copes said, according to a transcript of the phone call, which Agar read in court. The call was recorded by the victim.

The accomplices have been convicted of the same crime -- one has been sentenced to five years and the other faces sentencing.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

License Plate Falls Off Car At Crime Scene

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A burglary suspect in northern Florida was charged after authorities say they found the license plate from his car at the crime scene. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports that 49-year-old Gary Browder was already in jail Wednesday for two unrelated counts when he was charged with the burglary.

Police say security camera video from a March gas station break-in shows a sedan pulling up to the store and a man smashing the window and stealing cigarettes. Before the car drives away, the video shows the car's license plate falling off.

Police retrieved the plate and traced it to a vehicle registered to Browder.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mayberry's Thelma Lou Gets Robbed

I couldn't resist this story!
Posted April 30 ,2010

MOUNT AIRY/ Dating Barney Fife doesn't insulate you from crime. Nor does living in the town that inspired the fictional hamlet of Mayberry.

Betty Lynn, who played the bumbling deputy's sweetheart on "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s, was sitting outside a Lowes Foods store after shopping and getting money out to pay for a cab home Sunday when a man snatched her wallet with about $130 in it and ran off.

Lynn is 83 but still a force to be reckoned with.

"I jumped up and started yelling, 'Thief! Thief!' and ran after him," she said Thursday.

He disappeared. She went into the supermarket and employees called police. Within minutes, Officer R.T. Bledsoe nabbed a man who had jumped into the Ararat River to escape.

"A squad car came and a policeman who knew who I was put his arm around me and handed me back my wallet. I never thought I'd see it again," said Lynn, a local celebrity in the Surry County city of 10,000.

Then, in a Mayberry moment appropriate for Andy Griffith's hometown, he gave Lynn a ride home. And once there, he carried all her groceries upstairs. So far, $43 has been recovered. Talk around town is that the remaining loot may be sailing down the Ararat.

Shirley Walter Guynn, 45, of nearby Cana, Va., was being held Thursday in Surry County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond on charges of robbery.

Lynn moved to Mount Airy three years ago. She had fallen in love with it during appearances at the annual "Mayberry Days" festivals and was eager to leave Los Angeles, where she had recently been burglarized for the second time. She had also been robbed in L.A. twice, once on Wilshire Boulevard.

"I don't want to hurt Mount Airy's image," Lynn said. "LAPD never caught any of those guys."

In a Sept. 6, 2007 file photo, Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show," pauses at a statue of Andy and Opie Taylor in Mount Airy, N.C. Lynn had her wallet stolen at a shopping center in Mount Airy, the birthplace of Andy Griffith, after moving to the area to avoid big city crime. The Mount Airy News reports that police arrested Shirley Walter Guynn, of Cana, Va. in the robbery. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


According to Sheriff Larry Giddens, on Thursday, March 11 at approximately 8:36 p.m., the Accomack County Sheriff's Office received a report of a robbery at a residence on Germaine Lane in Parksley. Further investigation revealed that three black males entered the home and robbed the owner at gunpoint. Taken from the residence was an undisclosed amount of money and the suspects fled the scene prior to deputies arrival.

During the investigation, information was received that led to the identity of one suspect to be Keeshawn Terrell Kellam, age 21 of Bayside Road, New Church. Description of this suspect is black male, approximately 58 and 150lbs. Felony warrants have been obtained by the Accomack County Sheriff's Office charging Kellam with Robbery and Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony. Kellam has been entered into the Virginia Criminal Information Network and the National Crime Information Center as a wanted person.

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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Robbery At Greenbush, Va. Store

According to Sheriff Larry Giddens, on Tuesday, March 23 at approximately 9:19 p.m., the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report of a robbery at the La Oaxaquena Mexican Store on Greenbush Road. Further investigation revealed that two black males and one black female entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The spouse and three children of the store clerk were also victims of this crime. Taken from the store was an undetermined amount of money and the suspects fled the scene on foot prior to deputies arrival. No one was injured during this crime.

Suspect 1 is described as a black male, approximately 6'0 and slim build.

Suspect 2 is described as a black male, approximately 5'9 and slim build.

Suspect 3 is described as a black female, approximately 5'2 and slim build.

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