UPDATE: Ridge Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM

August 7, 2019
Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge

Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge

UPDATE 8/7/2019: Victor John Lee Scotland, 30, of Ridge was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for a robbery that occurred on December 12, 2018, in Ridge, Maryland.

The Office of the State’s Attorney would like to thank Detective Melissa Hulse of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for her excellent work.

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz was the prosecutor who handled the case.

UPDATE 4/17/2019: On Friday, April 12, 2019, Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge pleaded guilty to the armed robbery that occurred in December of 2018 at an ATM in Ridge.

Scottland could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered and details of Scottland’s sentence will be released when it becomes available.

Scottland Remains in custody at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center.

UPDATE 12/14/2018: On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Officers made contact with an adult female who advised she had been using an ATM located at the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge.

As the female completed the transaction and was walking back to her vehicle, she was confronted by an unknown black male armed with a handgun who demanded money.

After the unknown male was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of currency, he fled the scene on foot.

The investigation was continued by the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division (CID). Investigatory leads were developed and Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge, was developed as a suspect.

A search and seizure warrant was executed at a Scottland’s home and items of evidentiary value were located.

At the time, Scottland had two open warrants for his arrest through Calvert County and Charles County and was taken into custody without incident.

After an interview with a detective, Scottland was charged with the following criminal violations:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Robbery
  • Second-Degree Assault
  • Theft less than $100

Scottland remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown pending a bond review.

Anyone with further information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext *1996 or via e-mail Melissa.hulse@stmarysmd.com.


12/13/18: On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m., police responded to the Dollar General in Ridge for the reported armed robbery.

The robbery occurred by the ATM, the victim stated the gunman jumped out of the bushes and pointed gun at her and demanded money.

The suspect stole an unknown amount of us currency and left in his vehicle. He was described as having a dark colored jacket/coat and camo pants.

Police are currently investigating the incident and updates will be provided when they become available.

st marys county sheriffs office

91 Responses to UPDATE: Ridge Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM

  1. Shawn on December 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Gun usage (as advertised)

    • YourMomZaenus on December 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Yes! Ban all guns! Can you imagine if guns were no longer allowed or accessible? This guy would have NO other way to threaten this woman’s life and well being over her money! He would have no choice but to live a crime-free life, and would be helping his fellow man instead of hurting others.

      (For the dense readers, that was sarcasm)

      • Anonymous on December 14, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        Without guns all criminals would just give up and get legal day jobs. There would be no murders, assaults, or thieves anymore. The air would also smell like cinnamon buns and everyone would fart rainbows. I truly believe that is what Shawn thinks would happen.

        • Anonymous on December 14, 2018 at 10:45 pm

          W hat world due you live in not the real world wtf

          • Malcolm X on December 15, 2018 at 9:49 am

            See kids, this is why it’s important to stay in school.

          • They walk among us on December 17, 2018 at 8:32 am

            Wow, talk about dumb. Google “sarcasm” and get back to us

        • Honey Bunz on December 17, 2018 at 11:51 am

          i agree 122% with you. Imagine a world with air smelling like cinnamon buns.

          • Anonymous on April 17, 2019 at 12:01 pm

            Or where no one understood that there is nothing greater than 100%.

      • Shawn on December 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm

        Have gun, will use

        • Harry Callahan on April 17, 2019 at 8:47 pm

          Yeah punk, there were no robberies, murders, wars or violence before the advent of firearms were there genius? There was nothing but peace before firearms. Quit bein’ such a whining sissy.

      • Anonymous on December 19, 2018 at 1:35 am

        You are a complete idiot. If banning something made it unobtainable drugs are illegal and banned and look at the drug problem !!!

        • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on August 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

          Forget using logic or any such sane thought process with this type.

          It is the new wave democrat. They cannot think independently nor do they have any creative intellect. They are hard coded in the womb with a pre-programmed void where normal humans have a mind of individual thought processes that can learn from their surroundings.

          They need to be told how to live and cared for in every facet of their miserable lives by a controlling government that sponges off the wealth of others while laughing at their helpless foolish position, having no power of their own.

          The working, thinking man that enjoys the freedom given him – to choose his destiny while living his own life is nearing its end.

    • Anonymous on August 11, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Ban all guns? Won’t work. Criminals will get guns on the black market. Where will that leave honest law abiding citizens if they cannot defend themselves if necessary?

      • Shawn on August 12, 2019 at 5:07 pm

        Every gun a criminal uses was purchased legally at one point the the guns life. by preventing it from even being manufactured it will never be sold on your “black market”

  2. Anonymous on December 13, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I didn’t know there was bushes around that atm.

    • Truth speaker on December 14, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Look at the picture. See those bushes? Duh

      • Seriously on August 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm

        That’s not what they meant you idiot.

  3. Obama's son on December 13, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    You failed to mention it was a black male…really?

    • Fred Barry on December 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Great job on posting this comment NewsNet.

      • Anonymous on December 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

        The update shows the waste of space.

      • Turdburgler on December 14, 2018 at 1:05 pm

        Should we hide the fact that the guy happened to be black? Will you feel better about it then?

  4. Anonymous on December 13, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    There isn’t any Bush’s…. FAKE NEWS

    • Duh on December 14, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Please let us all know what you think bushes are. Your idea of what a bush is, is vastly different from the rest of us

  5. Deborah Mejia on December 13, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    There isn’t and it’s an inside ATM building

    • Your neighbor on December 14, 2018 at 8:59 am

      I know you know better. See the bushes in the picture
      You shop there so you know there’s bushes

  6. Anonymous on December 14, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Clearly some people can’t read and have never been to this ATM. It says it occurred BY the ATM, not AT it. The robbery probably occurred after she exited the building and was heading to her car. There are bushes that line run behind the building the ATM is in and in front of the parking spaces.

    • NEET on December 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      Those aren’t bushes. They are shrubs.

      • YourMomZaenus on December 17, 2018 at 12:28 pm

        Where were the Knights who say Ni! to protect this woman?

  7. Anonymous on December 14, 2018 at 7:05 am

    yeah ban dem gun’s , then he be attacking with a spoon!!! in da bush’s

    • Trump on December 16, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      Funny

  8. G on December 14, 2018 at 8:29 am

    So glad that nobody was injured this time of year people really get desperate glad everybody’s okay

    • Anonymous on August 8, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      You are such an IDIOT!

  9. Adam 12 on December 14, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Too bad the victim wasn’t packing a nice compact .45 semi-auto pistol. I see bushes.

    • Harry Callahan on April 17, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      Excellent choice Adam 12. I like a nice .357 snub or 4″ for just knockin’ around.
      Malloy or Reed?

  10. Thomas Maynard on December 14, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Another Thug Migrating from Waldorf.

    • Anonymous on December 14, 2018 at 11:31 am

      Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge

      Other than the fact that he has an outstanding warrant in Charles County, how did you come up with “thug from Waldorf”?

      • Anonymous on April 21, 2019 at 6:11 pm

        He’s actually just another deadbeat from Calvert County

        • Nope on August 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm

          No – he isn’t.

          And we don’t need any more deadbeat blacks over here-

          so y’all keep him over in St. Mary’s.

    • THE REALSZILLA on December 14, 2018 at 11:44 am

      I Know this person unfortunately.. I will let you know that he is not from Waldorf, He went to Calvert high school

  11. Justice on December 14, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Ridge is the wrong place to be robbin’ folks.

  12. Ron Jeremy on December 14, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Really, as few people live in Ridge he robs someone in Ridge and expects to not get caught?

    • Wiggy on August 8, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      Not to mention his last name is Scotland and Ridge isn’t far from Scotland.

  13. Anonymous on December 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Its amazing how many times this criminal has been charged of a crime and hes still walking the street to commit more crimes.When are people going to realize that its because the judges refuse to put criminals in jail and keep this revolving door of crime going and putting law abiding citizens at risk.When are people going to WAKE up and start protesting these judges and demand them to put these criminals in jail instead of constantly giving them probation for the 15th time.RIDICULOUS.

  14. Axl on December 14, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Welcome to the Jungle

  15. Insanedruidposse on December 14, 2018 at 10:43 am

    He lived within sight of the ATM. He’s in judiciary case search 40 times. Might have hit the big time with this stunt. Congrats.

  16. Shell on December 14, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    I wish a MF would jump out on me that would be your last MF jump out. Get a freaking Job

    • Kelly in LP on April 17, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      I concur.

      • William the Conquerer on April 20, 2019 at 10:01 pm

        I conquer.

  17. Boonk on December 14, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Why is everyone on here talking about bushes?

    • Pharn on December 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      You cry alot don’t you?

    • Bebop on December 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      C’mon now…it’s Southern Maryland !! What do you want them to talk about? Nuclear Proliferation?

  18. Malcolm X on December 15, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Shocked. Shocked I tell you.

  19. Dumb and Dumber on December 15, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I hear the victim only had $20 in hand. It’s amazing how some individuals are so stupid to go to prison for just twenty dollars, get a damn job!!

  20. Joe on December 17, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Just another moron partaking in the garbage culture that permeates the black community. Years of Civil Rights struggles gained access to schools, housing, and jobs but now blacks are constantly at the bottom of the barrel in home ownership, graduation rates, employment rates, business ownership rates, incarceration rates, etc etc. WAKE UP!

    • da mann on December 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Mannn………. we cant gets ahead cause the mann keep us down.

      • Anonymous on December 18, 2018 at 9:27 am

        That’s right, therefore when we rob innocent hard working women it’s justified.

  21. Victor John Lee Scottland on December 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    HAH, All you MF. It wasn’t me. no charges and released. So you all can KMA!

    • Anonymous on December 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      What about the other warrants? Were those also a case of mistaken identity. Looking at case search you are no stranger to the courts or jail.

    • Ted Nugent on April 22, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      And you plead guilty because it wasn’t you? Got it. Loser POS

  22. Anonymous on April 17, 2019 at 11:51 am

    ITS REALLY INSANE TO see how many times this guy has been arrested and no jail time.JUDGEs are a JOKE.

  23. Ted Nugent on April 17, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    If only the victim was packing a nice Beretta 9mm and put this turd where he belongs. Animal.

    • Anonymous on April 17, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      so that the headline would also include that her handgun was stolen and then shot with her own weapon. Genius! People that own guns don’t prevent crimes they contribute too them

      • Ted Nugent on April 18, 2019 at 5:43 am

        And of course you have data to back that up, right? Loser.

      • Just Sayin' on April 18, 2019 at 5:46 am

        Only in Bizarro World. Someone with a gun could put this guy down like the animal that he is.

      • Anonymous on April 18, 2019 at 8:02 am

        Make up your mind Genius, was her hand stolen or used in her own defense. You assume way too much. By the way, a basic English 101 class would benefit you greatly.

      • Harry Callahan on April 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm

        You’re absolutely wrong punk. You sissy libs should try looking up national facts instead of just repeating bullshi# that you hear, and want to believe. More than 400,000 violent crimes are prevented every year by victims with guns. You don’t like those facts because they don’t reflect what you believe, but we normal Americans call that tough shi#. Here’s some other facts you might not like: liberals lie 50% of the time, repeat false info they believe 49% of the time and scream at the sky 1% of the time. 100% of them are Un-American punks.

      • Harry Callahan on April 20, 2019 at 2:42 pm

        National statistics prove just the opposite, punk.
        You should try looking up some actual facts before lettin’ the democrat lies fly through your blowhole like a broken siren (I’ve heard your annual scream at the sky event…pathetic).

      • Harry Callahan on April 25, 2019 at 6:32 pm

        Have the balls to post your regular post name shawn.

  24. Anonymous on April 18, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I can’t cash that for you here, its not our check. I can cash checks that are from our bank, thats not from our bank, its not our account. You mean to tell me I can go right outside and access the account with an ATM card, but I can’t cash the check in here because its not your account. Do you mean to tell me I can access the account at the ATM, but not in here? Yes.

  25. Anonymous on April 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Career criminal

  26. Anonymous on April 23, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    People that own guns don’t prevent crimes they contribute too them

    • Walt Kawolski on April 25, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      It’s “to” them…explains why your statement is stupid.

    • Jimmy V. on August 8, 2019 at 11:15 am

      Come try and rob me and see me contribute “too” it, Toolbag.

  27. Denaro on August 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    If he were white he would have gotten 5 years max.

  28. gimmie on August 7, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    the “L”Park Lords lost one of their leaders today WHOO RAH

  29. Anonymous on August 8, 2019 at 4:29 am

    He mean lookin’

    • Dindu Nuffin on August 8, 2019 at 10:19 am

      He not too smart lookin’ either

      • Just Sayin' on August 9, 2019 at 5:24 am

        Exactly what I thought when I first saw his picture. “How I gone git outta dis?”.

  30. Anonymous on August 8, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Why is the maximum only 15 years for terrorizing another human being and making her think she was going to be killed? This was a violent crime and he should be caged for 25 to life. In 15 years ask his victim if she is over the trauma she suffered. I guarantee the answer would be “no”, you never recover from something like this and for the rest of your life you lose trust in people and you sense of safety in your community.

    • 15/2 - 2.5 = 5 on August 12, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Dont torment yourself.

      He will be out in 5.

  31. Malcolm X on August 8, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Hope it was worth it dumba$$. One less thug to prey on the hardworking taxpayer.

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Unfortunately us taxpayers will be paying to house him in prison.

  32. Jimmy V. on August 8, 2019 at 11:13 am

    How come, when these nice fellas always steal stuff, it’s never Job Applications or Work Boots?

    • Malcolm X on August 9, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Easier to live off of welfare and robbing people.

      But we don’t know his struggles. (Insert sarcasm here)

  33. gimmie on August 8, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    one less “L” Park Lords gang member on the streets

  34. LaToya on August 9, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    If he was white, he would have gotten 5 years max

    • LaIdiot on August 9, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      So, not only are you a jailhouse lawyer but a racist too.

  35. Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 10:11 am

    lock him up and throw me the key. I will teach him a few things he is a bad boy but very cute he will do well in jail. getting all the attention!! let me have him first though…

  36. Anonymous on August 15, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Criminal defense attorneys would have no clients, no work, without crime.

  37. Anonymous on August 15, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    please keep in mind about atms, atms aren’t a substitute for a bank being open when they should be open. Its not ok for a bank to close when it closes and say, the atms open, the websites open. not the same thing. an atm is not a substitute for a bank closing at noon or 1 on saturday. an atm is not a substitute for a bank being closed on sunday.