Passers-by help get suspects

August 23, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Passers-by who followed a car after witnessing what they believed was an attempted robbery in Wakefield Valley yesterday alerted a police officer when he stopped the car for speeding. The three Baltimore County men in the car were being held in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Daryl Smith told police he was walking in the 400 block of Avenel Circle toward his apartment about 2:30 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by a man who pointed a handgun and ordered him to lie on the ground.

Mr. Smith said he started to run and was chased by three men, but was able to escape as they returned to their vehicle and fled.

He went to his house and called Westminster police to report the incident, he said.

Meanwhile, two people who had witnessed the incident followed the car until it was stopped by the unidentified city officer for speeding east along East Green Street to Washington Road near the Carroll County Health Department entrance.

The witnesses told the officer about the alleged holdup attempt, according to department spokesmen, just before the report came over the police radio.

Investigators said they discovered a small amount of suspected cocaine and a mask in the vehicle, but no weapon was found.

Officials identified the driver of the vehicle as David Theodore Fulton, 24, of the 3500 block of Carriage Hill Circle, Randallstown.

He was held on $12,500 bond.

Antoine Calvert Gibson, 23, of the 2000 block of Park Trail Road, Woodlawn, and Robert Gerald Cooke, 24, of the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Circle, Randallstown, were each held on $11,000 bond.

Each man was charged with assault with intent to rob, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, assault and possession of cocaine. Police said the cocaine was found inside a folded piece of paper by the driver's door.

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