Whiteford 16-year-old charged as adult in June Harford robbery

A 16-year-old boy charged as a juvenile in an armed robbery last month in Jarrettsville has been waived to an adult status by police and prosecutors.

Nicholas Hunt, of the 1600 block of Main Street in Whiteford, is charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree assault and theft less than $100 and one count of theft less than $1,000.

He was being held Thursday at the Harford County Detention Center on $100,000 bail, with 15 percent acceptable.

Hunt was mistakenly charged as a juvenile and should have been charged as an adult from the beginning given the nature of the charges, Monica Worrell, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said earlier this week.

Also charged in the case is 18-year-old Dimonique Anderson and two other juveniles. Police did not have enough evidence to charge two other juveniles the victims said were involved, Worrell said

Anderson, 18, of the 2400 block of Nora Court in Forest Hill, is charged with three counts of armed robbery, two counts of second-degree assault and one count each of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, theft less than $1,000, attempted theft less than $1,000 and carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure.

Following an indictment, Anderson's case was moved to Harford County Circuit Court. Anderson is being held at the detention center on $50,000 bail, according to court records.

A 15-year-old boy from Whiteford and a a 15-year-old boy from Bel Air are charged as juveniles with robbery, theft less than $1,000, theft less than $100 and second-degree assault, Worrell said.

On June 9 around 3:46 a.m., sheriff's deputies were called to the 1300 block of Chrome Hill Road, where two juvenile victims reported they were robbed by six people at a party they were attending.

The victims said they knew the alleged robbers, four juvenile males, one juvenile female and one adult male, whom they identified as Anderson, according to charging documents.

The juveniles told police the robbers pulled out knives, demanded money and stole $355 cash and a golf club valued at $80.

Police went to Anderson's house, where they found a knife and $221 of the $355 cash in his bedroom. Also in the bedroom were the other alleged robbers.

At a bail review hearing Tuesday, Hunt's lawyer, David Addison, said Hunt has a learning disability and will be starting his junior year at the Center for Educational Opportunity at Aberdeen High School, the county's alternative education school.

He lives with his mother and stepfather, with whom he has been working mowing grass, Addison said.

"We'd like to have him home. He's been working with me quite a few years cutting grass. I don't personally feel he's a danger to the community," his stepfather said. "I've known him since he was a little kid. He's a kid, he does dumb stuff."

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