Monday, April 6, 2009

Arrest In Bob Evans Robbery

How is it we didn't hear about this at the time, we wonder.

From HoCo PD:

Howard County police have charged a man for a March armed robbery of a Bob Evans restaurant in Ellicott City. John Davis Waters II, 29, of Columbia, is facing 34 counts, including armed robbery, robbery, false imprisonment, use of a handgun in commission of a felony, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and a theft charge.

On March 18, police believe Waters escorted an employee into the restaurant, pointing a handgun at him. Waters demanded money from a safe and robbed employees of cell phones and an iPod. He then placed the employees in a walk-in freezer. The employees waited a few minutes, exited and called police.

Detectives conducted area checks for a suspect matching the description given by the employees and located Waters at a hotel nearby.

While executing a search and seizure warrant for a hotel room in which Waters was staying, police also found marijuana. Waters, along with three other men, was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other men are Michael Harding, 30, of Columbia; Christen Brooks, 29, of Columbia; and Titus Strong, 29, of Baltimore.

Waters is being held at the Howard County Detention Center with no bail.

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