Two charged in Baltimore armed robbery

Suspects fled, crashed head-on with police car

August 13, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Two men have been charged with armed robbery after a chase in Northeast Baltimore and a head-on crash with a police car, city police said.

Two men have been charged with armed robbery after a chase in Northeast Baltimore and a head-on crash with a police car, city police said.

A city officer was flagged down about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday by two people who said they had been robbed in the 1200 block of Woodbourne Ave., police said. The victims said a car pulled up and two men with pistols demanded money.

About the same time, city police learned from Baltimore County police that a similar vehicle and suspects had been involved in a robbery a few blocks north of the county line. A city officer saw a vehicle matching the description in the 2900 block of White Ave.

Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled and went several blocks before colliding head-on with a police car, Baltimore police said. The suspects fled on foot and were captured. Police said they recovered two handguns from the scene.

The suspects were identified as Maurice Booker, 25, of the 300 block of Whitridge Ave. in Baltimore and Derrick Nutter, 25, of the 3500 block of Rockdale Court in Baltimore County.

Both men were charged in the city robbery and were ordered held without bail Friday morning, records show. Charges have not yet been filed in the county robbery, police said.

According to online court records, Booker received a 10-year sentence in 2003 after pleading guilty in Baltimore to one count of attempted second-degree murder.

Before this week's arrest, Nutter was being sought on a warrant for violation of probation related to a first-degree escape conviction as well as a 2004 first-degree burglary conviction in Baltimore County in which he received 15 years in prison with all but six years suspended. He faced handgun possession charges in December 2008 that were later dropped.

justin.fenton@baltsun.com



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