Man charged in armed robbery in Columbia

3 people were bound during home invasion

September 08, 2004|By Gus G. Sentementes | Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF

A 21-year-old Glen Burnie man has been charged in the armed robbery of three people in a Columbia home, in which three men bound the victims' hands with plastic ties and covered their heads with pillowcases, according to court documents.

After a bail review yesterday in Howard District Court, Keyon Mayfield was ordered held on $100,000 bail at the county detention center, court documents showed.

Mayfield was arrested on a warrant and charged by police Friday in the March 25 home invasion and robbery in the 9200 block of Connell Court, court records show.

According to police charging documents, three armed men -- two of whom wore masks -- entered the home and tied up three men, forcing them to lie face down while the house was ransacked.

One of the victims was pistol-whipped by the intruders as they repeatedly asked for money, the documents said. The intruders eventually were directed toward $2,000 hidden in the homeowner's bedroom closet, the documents said.

Also stolen were electronic equipment, cell phones, two handguns and a shotgun, the documents said.

Mayfield faces assault, armed robbery, burglary, theft and weapons charges. He has a preliminary hearing Oct. 8 in Howard District Court, court documents said.

It was unclear yesterday whether police were seeking the other two men involved in the robbery, or whether they had been arrested.

A police spokeswoman was unable to provide additional information late yesterday afternoon.

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