Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Calvert and Charles Counties

February 27, 2018

Williams is suspected in a total of nine armed robberies in the Southern Maryland region and in King George, Virginia

Otis Scorpio Williams, 33, of Lexington Park

Otis Scorpio Williams, 33, of Lexington Park

On January 14, 2018, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office units responded to the Subway in Dunkirk, for the reported armed robbery.

Detectives determined similar robberies occurred at a Subway in King George Virginia a week prior.  During the weeks following these two robberies, a Subway in Anne Arundel County, the Shell Station at the intersection of Dares Beach Road and Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick, the Subway in Dunkirk (second robbery), the Subway in King George (second robbery), and two additional Subways in Charles County were robbed.

During the investigation of the second armed robbery in Charles County, the suspect exited and returned to a black Toyota 4 door sedan. The description of this vehicle was shared amongst local law enforcement.

The Criminal Investigations Bureau planned and coordinated robbery saturation patrols in an effort to catch the armed robber. At the direction of Sheriff Evans, the saturation patrols were to remain in effect until the robberies stopped. Sheriff Evans and detectives visited several businesses and assured them the recent robberies were a top priority. Law enforcement personnel kept in contact with business owners and increased presence in areas the perpetrator was likely to target.

On February 18, 2018, an armed robbery occurred at the Subway located at 2112 Crain Highway. Charles County Sheriff’s Officers located the black Toyota 4 door, from the robbery on February 16, 2018. Units conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the operator identifying him as Otis Scorpio Williams, 33, of Lexington Park. Officers took Williams into custody and recovered evidentiary items linking him to the Subway robberies.

Detectives Jernigan, Hawkins, and Livingston worked with Charles County detectives to solidify and close the Calvert County robberies. Detectives applied for charges on Otis Scorpio Williams and warrants were issued charging him with both armed robberies at the Subway in Dunkirk and the armed robbery of the Dares Beach Road Shell.

Williams is currently being held at the Charles County Detention Center.  Sheriff Evans said “These robberies were spread out over several counties in Maryland and Virginia. I am extremely pleased to see the suspect was apprehended without incident and without anyone getting hurt. This is just another example of the outstanding job that the detectives of the Criminal Investigations Bureau do with communicating with surrounding jurisdictions and coordinating that information through the Southern Maryland Information Center (SMIC). The safety of Calvert County citizens will always be my staff’s top priority.”

Williams is currently on parole for three armed robberies he was convicted of in 2007, in St. Mary’s County.

On April 14, 2007 at approximately 10:14 p.m. a suspect entered the Callaway Shell in Callaway Maryland. He displayed a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk. The clerk chased the suspect from the store and he fled on foot.

Detectives from St. Mary’s County BCI responded and pursuant to their investigation located Otis Scorpio Williams, 22, from Lexington Park, at a residence in Piney Point Maryland. He was taken into custody and charged with three counts of Armed Robbery for the Callaway Shell robbery, the April 12th robbery of the Esperanza Shell in Lexington Park, and the April 4th robbery of the Pegg’s Road Shell in Lexington Park.