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Two county residents were charged with armed robbery and assault Thursday in connection with an Aug. 28 robbery of a Pizza Hut manager who was struck with a baseball bat, county police said.

Arrested were Roy J. Patterson, 20, of the 14000 block of Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood, and John Christopher Martin, 19, of the 16300 block of Frederick Road in Lisbon, police said.

An anonymous caller provided police with information on the robbery, which occurred at the Westminster Bank in Lisbon.

The Pizza Hut manager, Steve Kerry, 21, was making a night deposit when two men attacked him, police said.

One of the men struck Kerry in the arm with a baseball bat. Kerry's arm broke in three places. He has since had surgery, but has recovered only partial use of his arm, a police report said.

After receiving the tip, investigators searched Patterson's home and recovered two baseball bats believed to have been the weapons used in the robbery, police said.

Patterson was arrested and confessed to the robbery, police said. Martin turned himself in topolice a short while later at police headquarters.

Martin was released from the Howard County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

Patterson remains at the jail on $75,000 bond.


A Columbia man was arrested Thursday on charges that he sold crack cocaine to an undercover detective on several occasions, county police said.

Michael Lee Bailey, 27, of the 10300 blockof Daystar Court, is charged with five counts of crack cocaine distribution. Three of the alleged transactions occurred within 1,000 feetof Wilde Lake High School, which could subject Bailey to stiffer jail penalties, police said.

The undercover detective met with the suspect five times and at each meeting he purchased one-eighth ounce ofcocaine, police said. The meetings occurred near the high school andin two other Columbia locations.

Bailey was arrested at police headquarters after a police interview.

He was being held Friday on $50,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center.


Other crimes reported to Howard County police:


10900 block Bushwood Way: Sept. 9, several pieces of jewelry were reported stolen 10 p.m. from a home entered through an unlocked sliding glass door.

10400 block Fair Oaks: Sept. 8, a 1990 Mazda automobile was stolen sometime before 10 a.m. from a residential area.

5500 block Cedar Lane: Sept. 7, cash was stolen shortly before 3:30 a.m. from a home that was entered after someone threw a rock through a sliding glass door.

9600 block White Acre Road: Sept. 7, a Pizza Boli's delivery man was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash at 8:40 p.m. by a man who threatened to assault him. The delivery man had just made a delivery to a residence when the man, who did not display a weapon, approachedhim.

Footpath over U.S. 29, near 5700 block Stevens Forest Road: Sept. 5, three men robbed a man of his wallet, portable cassette player and tennis shoes shortly before 8 p.m. One of the robbers threatened the victim with a handgun.


5900 block Church Avenue: Sept. 8, a 1970 Ford truck was reported stolen at 3 a.m. from a residential area.

7000 block Ducketts Lane: Sept. 5, a prowler attempted to pry open the main door to an apartment sometime before 8 a.m. but no entry was gained.

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8700 block Town and Country Boulevard: Sept. 7, someone attempted to steal a vehicle sometimebefore 11:55 p.m. by forcing the ignition with a screwdriver.

4300 block Centennial Lane: Sept. 5, someone attempted to steal a 1988 Nissan Sentra automobile from a parking lot at 11 a.m. The thief was unsuccessful in starting the car, but took a radar detector and cassette player.

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