Man, 30, charged in 3 more robberies

POLICE BLOTTER

September 23, 2007

A former Annapolis sanitation worker accused of holding up a restaurant where he had filled out a job application and used his credit card to buy dinner has been charged in three other city robberies.

Stephen Maurice Brown, 30, of Bellwether Court was served with an arrest warrant Thursday afternoon while being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

He was charged in robberies that occurred between June 25 and Sept. 7, said Officer Hal Dalton, a spokesman.

Brown was picked up this month on a parole-violation charge and was charged in the Sept. 7 armed robbery of City Wraps on Craig Street.

Police say he ordered his meal, then jumped over a counter, brandishing a handgun, and took cash from the register.

Police said Brown is also a suspect in the robbery of a 7-Eleven on Bay Ridge Road on June 25, of a 7-Eleven on Taylor Avenue on Sept. 3, and of the Pantry One store at Hilltop and Spa roads Sept. 4.

Brown was a temporary city employee from March until Aug. 31, when he stopped going to work, city spokesman Ray Weaver said. He was fired Sept. 6.

Brown pleaded guilty to a December 2002 robbery and in 2004 was sentenced to five years in prison with three years of supervised probation, according to court records.

He also was convicted of robbery in 1996, records show.

2nd man arrested in Sept. 9 shooting

The second of two men who are accused of shooting an Annapolis man in the chest with a shotgun more than a week ago was arrested Thursday.

George Horace Surgeon, 30, of Severn was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and related offenses.

Police officers who went to the 700 block of Newtowne Drive about 4:45 a.m. Sept. 9 after a report that shots had been fired found Thomas Little, 24, a resident of the house, with gunshot wounds to the torso.

Surgeon and another man, 33-year-old Onaje Adarryl Harris, are also accused of shooting from a window at another home.

Little was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.

Harris was arrested Wednesday at his home in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive and charged with the same offenses as Surgeon.

Justin Fenton

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