$100,000 bail ordered for Florida teen


Steven Valltos, 16, of Largo, Fla., one of three teen-agers charged in the armed robbery of the Carrolltown Veterinary Hospital on Feb. 28, has been ordered held on $100,000 bail after a bail review hearing.

Jeffrey J. Taylor, 18, of Stevensville, and Adrian Rhyanes, 18, of Centreville also were charged in the robbery.

Mr. Rhyanes was arrested at his home in March and released on $100,000 bond.

Mr. Taylor remains at the Carroll County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

State police say three youths, one of them armed with an Uzi-type automatic weapon, burst into the veterinary center in the 1800 block of Liberty Road about 2 p.m. Feb. 28 and forced one of four employees to place 15 bottles of Ketamine in a bag.

Officers said the drug, known as "Special K," was in liquid form but that it can be converted to a powder form and snorted or smoked.

During a Monday afternoon bail review hearing before Judge Donald M. Smith, Mr. Valltos said, "I'm only 16 years old, and I don't want to be in jail anymore. This is a real big misunderstanding."

He asked the judge to let his grandfather or an uncle, both of whom live in Maryland, come and get him.

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