Robbed Stores in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Montgomery Counties in Maryland
BALTIMORE, MD— One Anne Arundel County thug is going to prison for a long stretch for his role in a series of cell phone store robberies while his cohort in a home invasion robbery gets off with his charges put on the Stet Docket.
Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Parris Benjamin Chisholm, 24, of Millersville, Maryland, on April 28, 2015, to 16 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for armed robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, related to the robberies of cell phone stores.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, from January 29, 2013 through his arrest on March 26, 2013, Chisholm participated in the armed robberies of five cell phone stores in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Montgomery Counties, along with co-defendants Donald Scott Deans, and Tyran Antwain Lane.
Specifically, Chisholm, his co-defendants, and others, planned and organized the theft of cash, credit cards, cell phones, portable electronic communications devices, and tablet computers from businesses, their employees and customers. Chisholm and his co-defendants then sold the stolen property for cash.
According to his plea agreement and other court documents Chisholm or his co-defendants used and brandished a gun to intimidate the employees during the robberies.
In at least three of the armed robberies the defendants used duct tape to restrain employees and trash bags to carry the stolen items. The defendants used Chisholm’s car to travel to and from the robberies and to transport the stolen property and guns used during the robberies. Cell phone records show that Chisholm, his co-defendants and others involved in the robberies and/or the sale of the stolen items communicated by cell phone calls and text messages before and after the robberies.
Chisholm was arrested on March 26, 2013, after the burglary of a cell phone store in the 7700 block of Belair Road in Baltimore County. Chisholm used a rock to break a window in the front of the store and stole four cell phones. Police pulled him over while he was driving his car. Law enforcement recovered new and used rolls of duct tape, clothing, and hats similar to those described by robbery victims from the car. The stolen cell phones were also recovered from the car.
Video from the victim store recorded Chisholm as he committed the robbery.
Donald Scott Deans, age 23, of Largo, Maryland; and Tyran Antwain Lane, age 23, of New Carrollton, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to their participation in the robberies. Deans is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24, 2015, at 9:15 a.m., and Lane is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
Chisholm charged for home invasion while awaiting trial on cell phone store robberies
GLEN BURNIE, MD. — Anne Arundel County Police say that on May 14, 2014, at approximately 6:10 p.m., officers from the Northern District responded to the 300 block of Oak Manor Drive in Glen Burnie for a reported home invasion robbery.
The 59-year-old female victim indicated she heard a noise outside of the apartment door and went to investigate. When she did, two male suspects pushed their way into the apartment and struck the victim with the door. As a result, the victim suffered minor injuries. The suspects immediately entered a bedroom and stole video game systems and games. As the suspects fled the apartment, they pushed and kicked the elderly female victim out of the way to escape.
The 59-year-old female victim told police she heard a noise outside of the apartment door and went to investigate. When she did, 18-year-old Blayton Andre Faust and 20-year-old Parris Benjamin Chisholm pushed their way into her apartment, striking her with the door.
The 15-year-old victim knew the suspects as associates of his brother. Detectives established the names of the suspects and photographic arrays were constructed. The victims identified the suspects, who were arrested. The investigation is ongoing, but this appears to be a targeted drug-related incident.
Suspect: Parris Benjamin Chisholm, 20, of 541 Marc Road, Millersville, Md