Three held in robbery and assault of family

April 19, 1994

Three robbery suspects, charged with forcing their way into an Ellicott City home and tying up the residents, remained in custody at the Howard County Detention Center after a bond review hearing yesterday.

D'Artangnon Marlo Barnes, 19, of the 200 block of Red Clay Road in Laurel, and Pamela Soo Kim, 20, of the 4900 block of Dorsey Hall Drive, each were each being held on $50,000 bond. Joseph Arthur Hayes, 17, also of the Laurel address, was being held on a $100,000 bond.

The three are accused of plotting the robbery of a home on Bucks County Court in Ellicott City early Friday.

According to court records, two men -- wearing masks, dressed in black and armed with knives -- attacked the owner, Hyo Kun Lee, 63, as he returned home from work at his restaurant in Baltimore at 5:10 a.m. Friday morning.

Both men forced their way inside. Mr. Lee, his wife, 62-year-old Im Chung Lee, and their daughter, Sun Hwa Lee, 43, were ordered to the floor and bound with duct tape, police said.

Meanwhile, one of the suspects went upstairs, ransacked rooms and found a plastic bag containing $300 in cash, according to court records.

When another daughter, Sun Ok Lee, 34, who was upstairs, heard the commotion, she locked herself in a room and called 911, police said.

Officers who were responding to the call spotted and stopped a Ford Bronco driven by a woman. While questioning the suspect, police saw a man hiding in the rear of the vehicle.

The victims, who were not seriously injured, were brought to the scene, where they identified the suspects, court records show.

A search of the vehicle turned up a black mask, a bandanna, several pairs of gloves, a black gym bag and $300. A police dog found the other suspect hiding under the steps of a residence on nearby Lower Mill Court, records show.

All three were charged with robbery, breaking and entering, assault and battery, and false imprisonment.


* Ellicott City: 3800 block of Paul Mill Road: Tools, clothing and currency were stolen from a garage early Sunday morning.

* Elkridge: 300 block of Deep Run Parkway: Someone attempted to entered a home by prying open a front door Wednesday, police said.

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