A 50-year-old man alleged that he was assaulted and robbed by two men in Edgewood, Maryland, on April 25. A 33-year old man from Edgewood faces charges of robbery, second-degree assault and theft less than $100. A 34-year-old man from Aberdeen, Maryland, has been charged with the same offenses in connection with incident.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 25, the 50-year-old was visiting a relative's home in Edgewood. He claims that two men approached him, pummeled him in the face, and took his cellphone and cash.
While some deputies were interviewing the 50-year-old after the incident, some other deputies on patrol saw two men in the area. When deputies asked the 50-year-old whether the two men were the ones who had assaulted and robbed him, he affirmed that they were. Authorities report that they later recovered the stolen cellphone and cash from the pair. Both men were incarcerated in the Harford County Detention Center. The 33-year-old was ordered to be held on $100,00 bail, and the 34-year-old was ordered held without bail.
Residents of Maryland who are charged with theft may find it helpful to speak with criminal defense attorneys who may explain their rights and options and recommend courses of action. Criminal defense attorneys may work to negotiate plea agreements to have charges lowered or dismissed. One way in which criminal defense attorneys may serve defendants is by conducting independent investigations to see whether important evidence that could affect their cases was overlooked by authorities. Defendants may find that they feel less overwhelmed by the charges they face when they have the assistance of criminal defense attorneys who are thoroughly familiar with the ins and outs of courtroom procedure
Source: AberdeenPatch, "Edgewood, Aberdeen Men Charged In Robbery," Kirsten Dize, April 25, 2013