Mother of Columbia man pleads guilty in armored car robberies

A Laurel woman and mother of a Columbia man who pled guilty to stealing thousands of dollars in a series of armored car robberies pleaded guilty herself this week to conspiring with her son and others in two of the thefts, according to the Maryland District Attorney.

Regina McCullom, also known as Regina Wilson, 49, of Laurel, pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy gun charges in relation to a May 2008 incident and an April 2009 incident, during which approximately $370,000 was stolen from Dunbar Armored trucks.

McCullom faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, and a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of life in prison for the gun charge, according to a Maryland District Attorney news release.

On May, 22, 2008, McCullom and her 26-year-old son, Erick Wilson, at the time an employee of Dunbar Armored, helped stage a robbery of an armored vehicle in Washington during one of Wilson's shifts, the release stated.

The release stated Wilson appeared surprised while robbers stole approximately $210,000.

McCullom also pleaded guilty to another robbery on April, 29, 2009 in Silver Spring. According to the release, McCullom drove Wilson, along with David Marquis Howard, 29, of Hyattsville and Baltimore, to a parking lot in Silver Spring.

Once there, McCullom saw the two men don fake beards and drive off in a second vehicle used during the robbery, the release stated. McCullom waited in the parking lot until the two men returned with $160,000 in cash and a loaded handgun that belonged to a Dunbar Armored guard.

According to the release, McCullom took the stolen currency and gun to a Columbia hotel, where she met Wilson and Howard.

Both Wilson and Howard have previously pleaded guilty to their roles in a series of armored car robberies, including one in Ellicott City, and are scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 21 and Nov. 20, respectively, the release stated.

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