FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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District Man Convicted of Assault With Intent to Rob and Other Charges in January 2012 Attack in Northwest Washington
- Defendant Broke Into a Parked SUV and Assaulted the Driver -
WASHINGTON - Reginald Teneyck, 55, of Washington, D.C., was convicted by a jury today of charges stemming from an attempted robbery of a man in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
The jury convicted Teneyck of charges of assault with intent to rob, felony assault, and destruction of property, following a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow scheduled sentencing for June 28, 2012.
According to the government’s evidence, on January 11, 2012, at about 3:30 p.m., Teneyck approached the victim, who was sitting in his parked SUV in the 1800 block of Jefferson Place NW. Teneyck demanded food or money, but the victim, who was on a conference call, ignored him. Teneyck then walked around to the passenger side of the SUV, punched in the passenger window, leaned inside, and grabbed the victim’s laptop, which was on the passenger seat.
The victim grabbed Teneyck and yelled for help as the defendant fought him. A passerby saw what was occurring and took hold of Teneyck’s feet, which were hanging outside of the passenger door. Together, they held the defendant there until police arrived. The victim later was taken to a hospital for multiple lacerations from the glass and bruises.
In announcing the verdict, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department, especially Detective Brian Adams and Officers William Peterson, Christopher Downs, and Eugene Kennedy, who investigated the case. He also acknowledged the assistance of Jennifer Clark of the Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as Paralegal Specialist Tamaya Reid. Finally, he expressed his appreciation to Assistant U.S. Attorney Trevor N. McFadden, of the Second District Unit of the Superior Court Felony Major Crimes Section, who prosecuted the case.