Suspect Arrested For Armed Carjacking In Edgewood

(Edgewood, MD – December 31, 2008) – Harford County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one suspect in connection with an armed carjacking which occurred on December 30, 2008.

At approximately 11:05 p.m. deputies responded to the 2000 block of Starr Street, Edgewood, MD in reference to an armed robbery and carjacking.

Harford County Sheriff’s deputies determined the male victim, 25, exited his vehicle and was walking to his residence when he was approached by a black male wearing agreen jacket and black pants. The male subject produced a knife and demanded the victim’s keys, wallet, and cell phone.

After the victim complied with these demands the suspect drove away in the victim’s 2004 Grey Chevy Aveo. The victim was not harmed during the robbery.

On December 31, 2008 at approximately 12:30 a.m., a Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol located the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s in the 3000 block of Emmorton Road, Abingdon, MD. The deputy watched as the driver, matching the suspect description, exited the vehicle and entered the store.

The suspect, identified as Michael Lamar Nelson, was apprehended without incident. Nelson was in possession of the stolen property and keys to the vehicle.

Michael Lamar Nelson, 17, of the 300 block of 25thS treet, Wilmington, Delaware, has been charged as an adult with carjacking, robbery, assault 2nd degree, false statement to a police officer, armed carjacking, and theft over $500.00.

Nelson was transported to the Detention Center for processing where he is being held on $5,000,000.00 bond. He is scheduled for a bond review on December 31, 2008.