Man charged in mugging of youth, 15

THE BALTIMORE SUN

An Annapolis man has been arrested in connection with the violent robbery of a 15-year-old boy who was mugged and beaten with a blunt object -- possibly a hammer -- as he strolled near his home last week.

Terry Jerome Bradley, 30, of 77 Pleasant St. was arrested Friday and charged with one count of theft, according to the Annapolis Police Department. After an initial court appearance Saturday, Bradley was released on his own recognizance, police said.

Police found Bradley by tracking activity on the victim's stolen cell phone. Bradley did not have the cell phone at the time of his arrest, but admitted to having possessed it, police said. The cell phone has not been found, according to police.

Charlie White, a high school sophomore, told police that he was walking near his home in the Eastport section of Annapolis about 5 p.m. last Monday when a man attacked him, striking him several times in the head with a hammer and stealing his cell phone and $1.

White was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where doctors used 40 stitches to close wounds on his head. The weapon used in the attack has not been found.

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