GANGBUSTERS Maryland State Police Beat / Trooper nabs Eden gangster in the act of carjacking after robbing drug customers
The garden spot of Somerset County has recently been well-known for its blooming crop of corpses
EDEN, MD. – The garden spot of
Somerset County has recently been well-known for its blooming crop of corpses showing up in roadside ditches and backyards. The Maryland State Police report that a local gangster who had two kidnapping victims in the vehicle he had carjacked attempted to flee a trooper by driving into a ditch.
Not a good choice, as ditches can sometimes catch a tank.
Maryland State Police report that on August 18, 2017, at 12:45 a.m. Trooper Townsend from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Eden Allen Road for an inoperable tag lamp.
Upon activating the patrol vehicle’s emergency equipment, the suspect vehicle made an abrupt left turn onto Mercer Road. A few moments later, the suspect vehicle left the roadway and attempted to cross a ditch but was unsuccessful. The driver of the suspect vehicle immediately exited and fled from the vehicle on foot.
Within moments of attempting to flee, the Maryland State Trooper who initiated the traffic stop was able to catch and arrest the suspect without further incident. At the time of arrest, the suspect was carrying a large backpack. Search incident to arrest revealed that the backpack contained 334 grams of marijuana.
The driver was identified as Raymond Warren Mathis, 28, of 8052 Meadow Bridge Road, Eden, Maryland.
Further investigation revealed that just moments prior to the trooper initiating the traffic stop on Eden Allen Road, Raymond Mathis was meeting two individuals at the Eden Shell Gas Station to sell the marijuana.
Police: Mathis told the two victims that he possessed a gun and ordered them into the vehicle. Mathis then unlawfully took the vehicle with the two occupants inside.
Upon meeting the two individuals at the gas stations, Mathis told the two victims that he possessed a gun and ordered them into the vehicle. Mathis then unlawfully took the vehicle with the two occupants inside.
The two victims were located inside the vehicle after Mathis was arrested and released from the scene.
Mathis was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana over 10 grams, possession with the intent to distribute, robbery, kidnapping, and auto theft. Mathis was transported to the Somerset County Commissioner where he was remanded to the Somerset County Detention Center to be held without bond.
Mathis is an all-around gangster kind of guy who was busted for domestic violence on June 6, 2017.
Mathis was charged in a criminal information filed by the Somerset County States Attorney on May 17, 2006, for first and second-degree assault, wearing a deadly weapon with intent to injure and reckless endangerment for an incident which took place on Sept. 30, 2005. On Oct. 4, 2006, the Somerset County States Attorney put all the charges on the Stet Docket.
On Sept. 13, 2010, Mathis entered an Alford Plea of Guilty to attempted robbery in Somerset County Circuit Court with a sentence of five years, credit for time served of 101 days which caused this gangster to have a short period of time when he wasn’t racking up new crimes.