A Baltimore man is charged with armed robbery and related offenses for allegedly robbing two people at gunpoint in Taneytown earlier this month.
Gairy Martin Henry Jr., 32, faces two counts each of armed robbery and first-degree assault, one count of firearm possession with a felony conviction and one count of theft, according to electronic court files.
Henry was being held Monday at the Carroll County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.
Investigators from the Maryland State Police and Taneytown Police Department were sent to the unit block of York Street around 10:45 p.m. May 2 for a report of an armed robbery and met with two alleged victims, according to charging documents. The two men told police they were walking through the parking lot behind the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Co. when they were approached by a man who pulled a handgun and ordered them to get on the ground, according to the documents.
The robber emptied the victims' pockets while wielding the gun and then fled.
On May 7, investigators followed up with the victims and witnesses, one of whom identified Henry as a possible suspect, according to the documents. On May 12, a photo array was shown to witnesses and Henry was identified.
Records showed Henry had previous felony convictions which would prohibit him from owning a firearm, according to the documents.