Aberdeen man charged with armed robbery, assault

An Aberdeen man is being held on $500,000 bond on various charges, including armed robbery and assault.

Joey Santiago, 18, has been charged with armed robbery, second-degree assault, theft less than $1,000, drug possession other than marijuana and drug possession with the intent to distribute.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 13 in Harford County District Court.

During his bail review hearing Friday afternoon, public defender Bruce Andres told Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper that Santiago, who lives in the first block of Swan Street in Aberdeen, is on disability for a head trauma that occurred when he was an infant and is taking pain medication after being in a dirt bike accident earlier this year.

Santiago, he continued, is concerned with receiving his treatment while being held at the jail.

Andres added that Santiago plans to enter the U.S. Navy "in the future."

Cooper pointed out Santiago's history.

He was charged in September with vandalism and theft less than $1,000. A trial has been set for Nov. 28 on those charges.

Santiago was also indicted in November 2010 on several charges, including armed robbery, theft less than $1,000 and first- and second-degree assault. The charges were marked "stet," which puts the allegations on hold.

Given his history, Cooper said she would keep his bail as set at $500,000.

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