Ridge, Maryland – According to St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron an arrest has been made of a Great Mills man who allegedly shot at and robbed a man in Ridge, Md.
On December 1, 2014, the Sheriff reports that deputies responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road for a reported armed robbery. Deputies determined the victim had been robbed of cash at gunpoint by a black male as he exited his residence. Detectives and Crime lab Technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation.
Detectives learned the victim had recently received a substantial amount of money and that several people knew the victim would have the money on him or at his residence. When the victim returned home on the night of December 1st, he discovered his residence had been burglarized. He exited the residence at which time he was confronted by a black male armed with a handgun. The suspect indicated he knew the victim had money and ordered him to empty his pockets.
The suspect then shot at the victim; however the gun misfired and the victim fled on foot. As the victim ran the suspect continued to shoot at him; one bullet struck a vehicle while a woman and a small child were sitting inside. The victim was able to hide in the woods and the suspect fled the area on foot.
On December 11, 2014, detectives identified a suspect in the case. Detectives located and arrested Torian Taylor Luckett, age 19, of Great Mill. Luckett was charged with Armed Robbery, Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree and Theft $1,000 to $10,000. Luckett was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and incarcerated under No Bond.
A charge of attempted murder may be added to the list.