ANNE ARUNDEL POLICE BEAT / St. Mary’s Pair of Career Crooks Plucked by Police In Subway Heist
EDGEWATER, Md. — Anne Arundel Police report the arrest of two St. Mary’s County residents for the armed robbery of a Subway in Anne Arundel County.
Police say that on November 29, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m. officer responded to the Subway located at 11 Lee Airpark Drive for a robbery. Anne Arundel Police says that their investigation revealed that a female entered the store, displayed a gun, and demanded money. After employees complied, the female exited the store and entered a waiting vehicle being driven by a male suspect. The two then fled the scene.
Officers that were responding to the area observed the vehicle traveling North on Solomon’s Island Road. Those officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and both suspects were taken into custody without incident. During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered a black Daisy Winchester .177 caliber bb/pellet gun that was used during the robbery. Both suspects were charged with robbery and armed robbery.
1) Courtney Marie Tippett
45941 Clarks Rd. California, MD
2) Kevin Russell Bryant
21880 Hancock Rd. Lexington Park, MD
Tippett has ten pending criminal counts of theft in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court for crimes allegedly committed on Feb. 20, 2016. The publicly provided defense attorney, Ryan Posey is representing her in that case with trial set for Dec. 9, 2016.
Tippett was found guilty in St. Mary’s County District Court of delivery of contraband on Oct. 18, 2012, and sentenced to three years in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz with two years suspended, as part of the deal. Tippett was arrested by St. Mary’s Dep. Michael Labanowski.
On June 13, 2011, Tippett entered into a plea deal with Calvert States Attorney Laura Martin for six months in jail, all of which was suspended, for obtaining a prescription drug by forging documents.
In a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on July 18, 2014, Bryant entered a guilty plea to drug distribution. The deal provided for 157 days in jail with all of the jail time suspended and for him to be on probation for two years, leaving him available for continuing his career as a criminal. Bryant had been collared by St. Mary’s Detectives Thomas S. Seyfried, Russell Trow and Milton Pesante and later indicted by a St. Mary’s County Grand Jury. Bryant violated the terms of his probation according to a warrant issued on Jan. 15, 2016.