UPDATE: Police Make Four Arrests in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

January 24, 2016
2016 BLIZZARD ARMED ROBBERY

Michael T. Harrod 17, of Premery Drive in Lexington Park, Daniel N. Roper, 19 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park, Antwan D. Tyler, 18 of Munley Lane in Lexington Park and Nicholas D. Williams 18 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/24/16 @ 11:20 a.m.: On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at approximately 2:14 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the America’s Best Value Inn and Suites, located at 21847 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park.

The victim, a female employee, advised deputies that two male suspects entered the business wearing dark winter jackets. One of the suspects produced a large black handgun, which he pointed at the victim before demanding money. The victim provided the suspects with an undisclosed amount of currency before both suspects fled the business on foot.

Additional investigation and review of video surveillance by deputies revealed two additional suspects had also been involved in the robbery. Surveillance revealed all four of the men arrived, departed, and collaborated during the robbery.

A lookout was broadcast for the suspects and deputies began canvassing the area. Foot traffic was almost nonexistent due the blizzard conditions affecting the area at the time. While assisting deputies with the search, Sheriff Timothy Cameron located four males in the area matching the suspect descriptions. Subsequently, the suspects fled on foot.

After a brief pursuit, all four were quickly located and detained by deputies and troopers from the Maryland State Police and the Lexington Park COPs Unit without incident. The suspects were identified as Antwan Tyler, age 18, Nicholas Williams, age 18, Daniel Roper, age 19, and Michael Harrod, age 17, all of Lexington Park.

Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) arrived on scene and assumed the investigation. Distinctive features on all of the suspects clothing were matched to video surveillance and additional evidence was recovered from the suspects. Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputies also located evidence discarded by the suspects as they fled. After consultation with the States Attorney’s Office, all four suspects were arrested and charged as adults with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Assault 1st Degree, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Theft Less than $1,000.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200, ext. *8125 or by email at Cory.Ellis@stmarysmd.com. Callers may also call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 (callers can remain anonymous, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).


UPDATE 1/24/16 @ 7:00 a.m.: : According to court documents, Detective Corey Ellis, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office charged four males with the following

  • Unlawful use of a handgun in the commission of felony or crime of violence
  • Armed Robbery with a dangerous or deadly weapon
    • take or attempt to take something from someone by force/violence or by threat of force/violence
  • Robbery
    • Take or attempt to take something from someone by force/violence or by threat of force/violence
  • Assault, 1st degree
  • Accessory after the fact to a felony
  • Theft of under $1,000

Michael T. Harrod 17, of Premery Drive in Lexington Park, Daniel N. Roper, 19 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park, Antwan D. Tyler, 18 of Munley Lane in Lexington Park and Nicholas D. Williams 18 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park ,are currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center.

1/22/16 @ 8:45 p.m.: On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m., while the “Blizzard of 2016” was in full effect, Americas Best Value Inns and Suites, in Lexington Park was robbed at gunpoint.

Police responded to the hotel and learned that 2 black males, one armed with a gun had just entered the lobby and stole a locked cash box from an employee.  The employee was then told to get on the ground as they fled the area.

Sheriff Tim Cameron located 4 individuals running on foot in the Spring Valley area and requested more officers.

SMNEWSNET saw 2 black males detained after being transported to the hotel to be identified by the victims.

It is unknown at this time if any arrests have been made.

We will provide updates as they become available.

Daniel N. Roper, 19 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park

Daniel N. Roper, 19 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park

Michael T. Harrod 17, of Premery Drive in Lexington Park,

Michael T. Harrod 17, of Premery Drive in Lexington Park,

Antwan D. Tyler, 18 of Munley Lane in Lexington Park

Antwan D. Tyler, 18 of Munley Lane in Lexington Park

Nicholas D. Williams 18 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park

Nicholas D. Williams 18 of Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park

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76 Responses to UPDATE: Police Make Four Arrests in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

  1. Fawwkumean on January 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Ha. Armed robbery in the snow. Genius! What’s next?

  2. Anonymous on January 23, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    2 black males? No way.

    • Homie on January 24, 2016 at 7:59 am

      4 black males

    • Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 8:56 am

      You’re petty.

    • Howdy Doody on January 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Naaa… it was 4. Typical…

  3. Croquet on January 24, 2016 at 3:04 am

    SCUMBAG MOVE …..

  4. beamer on January 24, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Don’t judge them on the color of their skin, judge them on the content of their character!

    • Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Exactly

    • BJohnson68 on January 24, 2016 at 8:51 am

      That’s an oxymoron

    • Uncle Remus on January 24, 2016 at 9:05 am

      You mean like, black thieves? Martin had it right, hilarious! But how did he know? Maybe he already knew how Jesse would turn out!

    • Fawwkumean on January 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

      I agree with you Beamer. Could have been some Mexicans or CAUCASIANS or OTHER. Everything has to be black, typical somd crap. Glad they made arrests and went out in this bad weather to take them down.

      • Yo-Mamma on January 25, 2016 at 8:28 am

        Cause it usually is

    • Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 10:38 am

      yeah right

    • Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      People don’t mind judging cops based on a few, but that’s different I guess. Hypocrites.

    • Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 7:09 am

      And the fact they all need a barber!

  5. Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Give black kids a bad name.

  6. George on January 24, 2016 at 9:02 am

    How about getting a job you twits.

  7. Smith on January 24, 2016 at 9:05 am

    They were judged on the content of their character, I know.

    • Loker on January 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Character…seems to be lacking.

  8. Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Here’s a thought guys get a JOB!!

    • Jay 2 on January 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Not trying to be an a$$ but seriously, what job do you think they could qualify for even if they had a clean record? These kids have no moral compass, no respect for society and have probably been raised thinking; “Everyone is against me because I’m a poor little black kid.” It is a cycle that won’t be broken. Areas overrun with worthless youth like this should have MANDATORY MILITARY sentences. You’re guilty of armed robbery and sentenced to 4 yrs? The Military owns you for that four years. You go AWOL, you serve time in the BRIG. The Military will do what their worthless parents should have done to begin with.

      • Beamer on January 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

        Jay 2,

        With all due respect to your opinion, are you out of your mind? You want to take these animals, put weapons in their hands and train them in their proper use? That is insane!

        • Jay 2 on January 27, 2016 at 8:07 am

          Ever been in the Military?

  9. anon on January 24, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Jus trin to ern college monies.

  10. Frank on January 24, 2016 at 9:56 am

    4 outstanding roll models. Color of there skin has no bearing on the crime. Put them in jail for a couple of years. Maybe they will turn there lives around.

    • Keepin It Real on January 24, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Roll models? LOL

  11. Dick on January 24, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Hey, I have a brilliant plan. After the hit lets run home. No one will notice us running in the blizzard.

  12. Tab on January 24, 2016 at 11:11 am

    LOL didn’t get very far with that cashbox did you boys? Thank you St. Mary’s Sheriff Department for getting those punks off the streets

  13. St Marys Guy on January 24, 2016 at 11:39 am

    There were easier to spot in the snow

  14. Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 11:50 am

    How cute! Obama’s four sons!

  15. Karaion on January 24, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I kno Antwan. He a pipehead.

    • TTG Tey on January 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Nah bro they are all pipeheads I used to go to school with them. They been feenin for crack money lol

    • Crystal on January 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Any info on the others?

  16. Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    All they heads nappy they needed to rob that place.

  17. concerned of ur laziness on January 24, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    When are these state taxes coming in effect and ur going to plow our streets this is crazy should of been on road yesterday
    ….

    • snowplow man on January 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      The ghetto areas get hit last.

  18. John on January 24, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    #Blackrobbersmatter

    • Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Lol

  19. AliceW on January 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Four more people from Southern Maryland that have dropped out of being productive citizens.

  20. Roger on January 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Not a bit of remorse in any of their faces……I’m sure their moms and pops are real proud.

    • beamer on January 25, 2016 at 7:04 am

      dey din do nufin

  21. chiefjoseph on January 24, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I can only assume that the gun was bought legally and registered as well, because we all know criminals follow the color of the law

    • Anonymous on January 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Oh crap, you had to bring up the word “color”, didn’t you.

  22. No one u know on January 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    They just wanted to get some money for haircuts.

  23. YourMom on January 24, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Because “earning your own way” requires too much work and intelligence for some.

  24. TTG Tey on January 24, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Man why was these fools wearing t shirts in da snow lol no wonder dey got caught lls #amateurs

  25. anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Once again, their lack of culture is the problem, now they ain’t Uncle Tom’s, what has that gotten them! Poor-Mans-Gangsta-Hero, this fake a** substitution for culture has lead to the demise of at least 2 generations of black males. Keeping up this ‘act’ has gotten old. Civilize today. Civilize now, there are good examples for ppl to follow, not these 4, OBVIOUSLY.

  26. Michelle on January 24, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Classy individuals.

  27. beamer on January 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    How can you use the word “intelligence” when discussing these 4?

  28. Anonymous on January 24, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    My question is why do they look pissed off in their mugshots like someone just stole something from them??? Losers..GET A JOB!!! HOPEFULLY u all will sit and jail for a while and maybe just maybe you will learn how society works…YOU WORK FOR WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE…YOU DONT STEAL AND ROB!!!! Clearly the 17..18..19 years of your life didn’t teach you that…so maybe prison will…and hopefully someone will do yalls naps too!!

    • Keepin It Real on January 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      You have to look hard for your mug shot, that’s ThugLyfe 101.

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

        Look hard where?

        • Keepin It Real on January 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm

          It’s always in the last place you look.

  29. Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Awesome job by the men and women of the sheriff’s office and the state police.

  30. Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Two of them were supposed to graduate this year. The other two graduated last year. They all attend/attended GMHS.

    • Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      And again, the no child left behind rule just isn’t working

    • chiefjoseph on January 25, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      And again, or should that be still, the no child left behind rule just doesn’t work!!!

      • Thomas Andrews on January 26, 2016 at 7:49 am

        And the No Child Left Behind act was replaced by Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act in December of last year. They succeeded all right.

  31. Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 1:48 am

    SOCK IT TO EM…..TIRED OF THESE SCUMBAGS JUST RUNNING RAMPANT IN OUT NEIGHBORHOODS AND BUSINESSES…. THANKS….CAMERON YOU HAVE BEEN A TROOPER WAY BACK WHEN YOU COACHED FOR THE F.O.P. RAIDERS.

  32. Thomas Andrews on January 25, 2016 at 7:40 am

    What do all these boys have in common?

    They’re all dumb@sses!!

    Ha, Ha, get it?

    • Keepin It Real on January 25, 2016 at 10:30 am

      You’re trying too hard.

      • Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm

        Exactly

        • Thomas Andrews on January 26, 2016 at 7:55 am

          And you two are not trying hard enough to figure out that their is metonymy behind the joke; which you have no idea what metonymy means unless you look it up.

          • Keepin It Real on January 26, 2016 at 11:03 am

            Hey Thomas, no one cares about your inside joke. For real.

  33. Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 8:35 am

    It would be so much better if we kept these animals in the zoo where they belong.

  34. Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    You ppl on here have no life’s..if you white mfs would hire a young black male they wouldn’t be OUT HERE ROBBING PLACES, you white ppl are giving white ppl bad NAMES mind your business because for all you out here y’all kids might be the next ones in jail watch what you say nobody I mean nobody is perfect

    • Thomas Andrews on January 26, 2016 at 8:11 am

      And, if you were more educated you would realize that it’s OK to use capital letters, periods and commas in your comment. But, we get what you mean; you tried…you tried.

      • Keepin It Real on January 26, 2016 at 11:05 am

        Thomas is the new Leeroy Jenkins! We can spot that smarmy know-it-all attitude a mile away!

        • Thomas Andrews on January 27, 2016 at 8:50 am

          Hold up, we got a bad@ss over here.

          • Keepin It Real on January 27, 2016 at 10:52 am

            Yep, his name is Thomas Andrews. E-thuggin hard over here!

    • Anonymous on January 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      I hire those who are qualified and willing to work hard along side me.

    • Beamer on January 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Wow, just wow. 4 black young males commit an armed robbery and you blame it on white people in general. Amazing. You’re just like obama, he’s been in office for 7 years and isn’t responsible for anything either. Until you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions, you will NEVER succeed, ever!

    • lol on January 26, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Robbing places? You mean you know that they have done this before?

    • Old S.E. Dog on January 27, 2016 at 3:07 am

      I think you are mistaken, the ONE thing you couldn’t give
      these four ghetto rats is a “JOB”

  35. Anonymous on January 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Four “upstanding” citizens! :-(

  36. Nunya on January 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Dumb asses