BY BRYNA ZUMER, firstname.lastname@example.org
4:14 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
Three Aberdeen men have been charged with committing an armed robbery in Perryville in December 2012, and a Havre de Grace man was accused of a robbery in Havre de Grace dating to August 2012.
All four men were before Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper for bail review hearings Friday.
The Aberdeen men – also charged in connection with the robbery of an Aberdeen liquor store in November – were ordered held without bail for allegedly robbing Royal Farms, at 5415 Pulaski Highway in Perryville, at gunpoint on Dec. 3.
The Havre de Grace man was held on $200,000 for allegedly robbing BP gas station, at 1001 Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace, on Aug. 28.
Jerrard Christopher Wilmore, 21, of the first block of North Philadelphia Boulevard, and Brandon Lamar Williams, 20, of the first block of Church Green Road, were charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, felony use of a firearm in a violent crime, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, theft less than $100, conspiracy to commit theft less than $100 and having a handgun in a vehicle.
Jerrod Antonio Bobbit Webster, 20, of the 400 block of Washington Street, was charged with illegal possession of a handgun, in addition to the other charges.
Surveillance footage shows someone fitting Webster's description entered Royal Farms first, at about 1:19 a.m. that day, with what was alleged to be a handgun in his right hand, according to the statement of charges.
Wilmore and Williams followed him in, but did not appear to be armed.
The suspects allegedly threatened the night shift clerk with the weapon, demanded money and cigarettes and ran from the store with cash and two packs of Newport cigarettes, according to the statement of charges.
Perryville Police Department responded to the incident.
Officers also learned that the Aberdeen Police Department was "investigating a slew of armed robberies within their jurisdiction," and one of their cases matched the descriptions of Webster, Wilmore and Williams. In that case, they are charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in commission of a felony and theft less than $1,000; the trio allegedly robbed Northside Liquors, in the 200 block of North Philadelphia Boulevard, of $300 to $400 as the store was closing Nov. 12, 2012.
During an interview in March, Wilmore told police he was at Royal Farms with his brother, Williams, and that Webster entered the store first with the handgun.
He also identified Timon Quentin McRae, a juvenile, as a fourth suspect who was allegedly driving the vehicle used to flee the scene.
Williams admitted to being at the robbery site as well and identified everyone in the store after being shown video footage.
An assistant state's attorney said at Friday's bail review that Williams was on probation at the time of the offense and was living in a motel recently. Wilmore has an additional robbery charge pending, has a prior conviction for conspiracy to commit robbery and has a violent juvenile history that includes assault with a deadly weapon and disturbing the peace, according to prosecutors and court records.
Webster was on probation for a robbery that he was convicted of in 2009.
HdG man charged
In the Havre de Grace case, Tyren Thomas Alston, 18, of the 800 block of Garfield Court, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft less than $1,000, using a firearm to commit a violent crime and illegally carrying a handgun.
Alston was one of two men to enter the BP gas station at 10:50 p.m. on Aug. 28, according to charging documents.
One of the men allegedly pointed a gun at an employee and ordered him to open the cash register and took money from the drawer and his companion removed a cigar box containing "Spice" packets.
A Havre de Grace Police dog search found a track to the area of Hall Court through a wooded area where pieces of clothing were found that matched the description of clothes worn by the robbers.
At 8:06 p.m. on Sept. 6, police were sent to investigate a report of two suspicious men behind the BP gas station. One of them was identified as Alston, who was taken into custody. Alston denied any involvement in the previous robbery.
Cooper ordered him held in lieu of $200,000 bail, not to return to the gas station and not to have any contact with the station employee.