Thursday, January 13, 2011

Defendant's Plead Guilty to Armed Robbery; Sentenced to 15 Years - News Release

City of Takoma Park Police Department
● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912

For more information contact:
Public Information Officer (PIO)
Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901

January 13, 2011 (1:20 p.m.)

Chief Ronald A. Ricucci from the Takoma Park Police Department announces that Avery Fuller, 16; Elijah Allen, 16; and Avery Freeman, 17; all of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the Montgomery County Circuit Court to Armed Robbery. All three defendants were sentenced to 15 years at the Patuxent Youth Center in Jessup, Maryland, suspending seven and a half, and three years probation. In addition, for the use of a handgun, they were all sentenced to an additional five years.

On October 4, 2010, the defendants were arrested for Armed Robbery, Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree, Theft $1,000 to under $10,000, Use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, Unauthorized removal of property and Theft less than $1,000. All three were charged as adults.

On October 3, 2010, at approximately 3:56 p.m., there was an armed robbery and 1st degree assault in the 6900 block of New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland (Eastern Carry-out). The three subjects entered the business and robbed one customer and two employees of the business. The subjects were each armed with semi-automatic handguns. The subjects obtained property and fled in a Burgundy Dodge Intrepid. A Takoma Park officer spotted the subject vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Lincoln Avenue at Elm Avenue. The vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed west on Lincoln Avenue when it lost control at Lincoln at Boyd Avenue and flipped over and struck multiple vehicles before coming to rest on its roof in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. All three subjects in the vehicle exited and fled on foot. With the assistance of K-9 and officers, a perimeter was established which aided in the capture of two of the three subjects. An active search continued for the third subject. A U.S. Park Police and Maryland State Police helicopter were utilized in the search.

At approximately 6:40 p.m., the third subject was apprehended. This was an excellent multi-jurisdictional apprehension with a successful conclusion and no one injured.