OCEAN CITY POLICE BEAT Replica guns make a great tool for robbing those who want to buy drugs; Darry Ames and Trenton Smith charged with armed robbery
OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 12, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department recently arrested two men from Berlin, MD for an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, June 9.
The group walked to the area of Washington Lane and 20th Street when the suspects each displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s belongings
On June 9, 2017, officers were contacted about an armed robbery that had occurred several hours earlier that morning. The victim stated that he was approached by two individuals, one of which the victim met days prior, and the two invited the victim to join them at a party. The group walked to the area of Washington Lane and 20th Street when the suspects each displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s belongings. The suspects stole a large amount of U.S. currency and other items valued at over $1,000.
Ocean City Police report that investigators were able to identify the suspects as Trenton L. Smith, 19, of 9 Drawbridge Road, Berlin, Md., and Darry Nebrowski Ames Jr., 26, of 122 Schoolfield Road, Berlin, Md.
Smith has been charged by Ocean City Police Detective Macfarlane with armed robbery, use of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a handgun, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and theft of $1,000 to under $10,000.
Ames has been charged by Ocean City Police Detective Todd Speigle with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft of $10,000 to under $100,000, and possession of a replica gun.
Smith and Ames were seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail without bond.
Ames was found guilty in Worcester County District Court on May 5, 2017, of DUI from an arrest on Dec. 2, 2016. He was fined $1,057.50 and the fine was deferred, making it possible that Ames was perhaps robbing folks in order to pay his fine and stay out of jail. Ames was provided a free attorney courtesy of the taxpayers.