Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment today charging five men in connection with a series of armed robberies, including an armored car robbery and a carjacking in which a victim was shot.
The following defendants are charged in the indictment:
Tonnie Floyd, age 21.;
Marcellus Ramone Freeman, a/k/a Derrick Relando Pitts, age 22;
Anthony Terrell Cannon, age 23.;
Keith Willie Reed, age 23; and
Tobias Richard Dyer, age 21.
Floyd, Freeman, Cannon and Reed are all from Washington, D.C. Dyer is from Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; the members of the FBI Cross Border Task Force - Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Assistant Director in Charge Valerie Parlave of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington Field Office; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department; and by Chief Alan Goldberg of the Takoma Park Police Department.
The 10-count indictment alleges that between October 26 and December 11, 2012, the defendants planned and organized armed robberies and other crimes of violence, used stolen vehicles in the commission of the crimes and attempted to conceal their identities.
Specifically, the indictment alleges that on October 26, 2012, after obtaining a stolen vehicle and arming themselves, Floyd, Freeman and Cannon robbed a Garda employee at gunpoint outside a store in the 1300 block of University Boulevard in Takoma Park. During the robbery, the defendants stole approximately $3,911 and fired a gun. They attempted to escape in the stolen vehicle, but were unable to do so when the car was disabled. The defendants then allegedly carjacked another vehicle, shooting the driver. According to the indictment, Floyd, Freeman and Cannon fled into Washington, D.C., where they set the vehicle on fire and continued their escape.
On December 11, 2012, Reed, Dyer and Cannon allegedly obtained stolen vehicles and armed themselves, then attempted to rob the BB&T Bank on S. Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia. The indictment alleges that Reed, Dyer and Cannon then robbed a Loomis employee at gunpoint outside a store in the 6300 block of Linvingston Road in Oxon Hill, Maryland. After shooting the employee, the defendants allegedly stole $2,350 and the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun belonging to the Loomis employee, then took the stolen vehicles into Washington, D.C., where they were abandoned.
The defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the conspiracy and for each count of armed robbery; a maximum of life in prison for using, carrying and discharging a weapon during a crime of violence; and a maximum of 10 years in prison for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. Floyd, Freeman and Cannon also face a maximum of 25 years in prison for carjacking. An initial appearance has been scheduled for Freeman on April 16, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Initial appearances for the remaining defendants have not yet been scheduled. The defendants are detained pending trial.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later crimina proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI Baltimore and Washington Field Offices, the Prince George’s County and Montgomery County Police Departments, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Takoma Park Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys William D. Moomau and Steven E. Swaney, who are prosecuting the case.