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.