Two Aberdeen teens charged with robbery, assault

Two Aberdeen teens are being charged as adults for allegedly robbing and assaulting another juvenile.

Austin Douglas Dobbins, 17, of the 200 block of Bush Chapel Road, and 16-year-old Bryce Aiersean Dyson, of the 200 block of Center Dean Avenue, have both been charged with robbery, armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault and theft less than $1,000.

Public Defender Bruce Andres told Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper during a bail review hearing in Bel Air Friday afternoon that he had spoken to Dobbins' mother earlier that day and she was "concerned about her son's well being."

Dobbins is a senior at Aberdeen High School and plans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, Andres said.

Dyson is a sophomore at the Center for Educational Opportunity in Aberdeen.

Neither Dobbins nor Dyson has a criminal record, Andres said.

Both had bail review hearings Friday afternoon but appeared separately over the closed-circuit TV from the Harford County Detention Center.

Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Bober, reading for the charging documents, said Dyson allegedly went through the pockets and assaulted the victim, a juvenile.

There are four total co-defendants in the case, she added, and all four allegedly assaulted the victim. She did not identify the other two alleged assailants.

Dobbins allegedly assaulted the victim and stole a cell phone, Bober read from the charging documents.

Cooper set Dyson's bail at $250,000 and Dobbins' bail at $100,000.

A preliminary hearing on the case is scheduled for Dec. 18.

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