Howard police say armed suspect surrenders to Frederick authorities

  • Howard County police are asking for the public's help in locating Joshua Nathaniel Payne, 20. Payne is implicated in the armed robbery of a Lisbon gas station earlier this month.
Howard County police are asking for the public's help… (Provided by Howard County…)
December 07, 2013|By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com

 Joshua Nathaniel Payne, 20, who was described by Howard County police as "armed and dangerous," turned himself in to Frederick authories overnight without incident, Howard police said Saturday.

No other details were immediately available, other than that Payne is in custody, police said.

Howard police were offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Payne, implicated in an armed robbery and other crimes.

Payne, of no fixed address, is wanted in connection with the Dec. 1 armed robbery of a BP gas station on Frederick Road in Lisbon, police said. Investigators also believe Payne could be involved in additional robberies and carjackings in neighboring jurisdictions, police said.

Police believe Payne entered the BP station about 1 p.m. with a handgun. The clerk reported to police that Payne walked behind the counter and demanded money, police said. 

Police said the clerk handed Payne the money and Payne fled.

Payne is from Frederick and is known to frequent areas in Frederick, Carroll and western Howard County lines, police said.

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