Robbery Suspect Arrested
According to the warrant, on March 6th, a man reported to the police that he had been robbed by two individuals. The victim stated that one of the men placed him in a choke hold and told him to empty his pockets and “give me your money”. The other man began taking the man’s belongings out of his jacket that included a $50 in his wallet and a cell phone. The warrant further states that the victim saw them run to a silver vehicle and drive away. The victim was able to identify Abass.
Upon receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies investigation determined that Abass was residing in the 15000 block of Nivelle Court located in Bowie MD. Deputies went to the location and a resident allowed them peaceful entry. Abass was informed that there was a warrant for his arrest; he was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections.
Abass is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Theft less than $1000 dollars.
First Degree Arson Suspect Arrested
The warrant states that on February 4th the Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 1500 block of Ray Road in Hyattsville MD. Once on scene, fire personnel extinguished a small fire in the middle of the carpet as Owens sat fully clothed in a bathtub filled with water. He failed to respond when fire personnel spoke to him. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation by Police. According to the warrant, a Certified Fire Investigator determined that the cause of the fire was arson.
On May 11, deputies received an anonymous tip that Owens was currently in the hospital receiving care, deputies responded to the location after verifying his warrant status. Owens was placed into custody once he was treated and discharged, after which he was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident.
Owens is also charged with Reckless Endangerment and Malicious Burning
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