Man accepts ride from couple, is robbed at gunpoint

August 02, 1994

A Prince George's County man who accepted a ride with a man and a woman he knew only as "John" and "Tanya" was robbed by the couple Sunday morning after they drove him to Tracys Landing, county police said yesterday.

Andrew Michael Brown, 34, of Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights, told police the couple picked him up in Prince George's County. They drove around in southern Anne Arundel County for awhile when the man pulled out a handgun, ordered Mr. Brown to hand over money and get out of the car, police said.

Mr. Brown gave him the money and got out of the car at the intersection of West Bay Front Road and Solomons Island Road shortly after midnight, police said.

Man held in rape attempt on girl

A 27-year-old Annapolis man was being held in the county jail on a charge of attempted second-degree rape of a 13-year-old girl.

The girl's grandmother told police that the incident occurred at the man's house about noon Saturday.

Leroy Edward Johnson of the 1100 block of Madison St. was arrested about six hours later. He is being held on $225,000 bail.

Driver who hit boy charged with violations

An Annapolis man whose car ran into a 9-year-old boy Thursday has been charged with traffic violations.

Payton Dean Harris, 19, of the 700 block of Newtowne Drive was charged with driving while his license was suspended and violation of an alcohol restriction. He was released on his own recognizance.

Mr. Harris told police he was driving in the 200 block of Croll Road about 6:20 p.m. and had slowed down to talk with friends when Dermont Chase Jr. came out of a driveway on a bicycle. The child was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.

Police trying to find missing man, 79

Annapolis police are trying to find a 79-year-old man who hasn't been seen since he walked away from his home last Tuesday.

Dorothy Randall told police that her brother, Robert Ennis, left their home in the 900 block of Spa Road about 5 p.m. She also told police that her brother suffers from dementia and may have become lost.

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