Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joel Dejesus of Greenbelt, MD, on an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery obtained by the County Police on March 08, 2016.
According to the warrant, on November 19, 2015, in the 5000 block of Silk Tree Drive in Riverdale, MD, Dejesus and another individual approached a male victim talking with friends. Dejesus asked the victim if he had a problem with “my man Sol?”, to which the victim said he didn’t know him. Dejesus is alleged to have grabbed the victim, pulled him to the ground, punched him several times, searched the victim’s pockets and stole his cell phone. The warrant also states that during the assault, the person accompanying Dejesus displayed a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim’s friends if they didn’t stay back. Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Upon receipt of the warrant on March 14, deputies’ investigation determined that Dejesus could be located in the 4000 block of 68th Place in Landover Hills, MD. Deputies went to the residence where Dejesus was located and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Prince George’s County Department of Corrections for processing.
Dejesus is also charged with Robbery, First and Second Degree Assault, Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on Person, and Theft less than $1000.
Home Invasion Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Malik Smith of District Heights, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Home Invasion obtained by County Police on February 12, 2016.
According to the warrant, on the same day the warrant was issued, Smith arrived in the 3000 block of Walters Lane in Forestville, MD, where he banged on the door and attempted to enter the residence of his ex-girlfriend. After Smith walked away, the victim opened the door and Smith is alleged to have pulled a small handgun from his wrist which he pointed at the victim. As the victim attempted to run back into the residence, Smith kicked the door open, struck the victim multiple times with the handgun, and fled the scene.
On March 24th, Sheriff’s deputies left their contact information when they made an attempt to locate Smith at a residence in the 6000 block of Maxwell Drive, Camp Springs, MD. Smith contacted deputies and agreed to meet with them and turn himself in. He was taken into custody without incident to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Smith is also charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Third and Fourth Degree Burglary, Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on Person, and Reckless Endangerment.
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