PG County Police Beat / Miles Marcos, Scion of Pizza Chain Family Founders, and Son of Bowie Councilman Jimmy Marcos Charged with Armed Robbery

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PG County Police Beat / Miles Marcos, Scion of Pizza Chain Family Founders, and Son of Bowie Councilman Jimmy Marcos Charged with Armed Robbery

Charges against teen terror allege he is a one-man crime wave

Ledo’s founder’s son wants to
get the dough the easy way



BOWIE, MD. – On the same day in February that an evil teen armed with a gun murdered 17 students in a Florida high school, the son of one of the families that founded the nationally known Ledo’s Pizza chain and a sitting Bowie City Councilman was released on bail from jail in Prince George’s County on armed robbery charges.

Bowie Police arrested the son of Bowie City Councilman James Marcos on charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to rob, first and second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit robbery for an incident that took place on Jan. 16, 2018. No mention of the arrest was made by Bowie Police in the city police reports or Facebook page.

Maryland Court records show that Miles Lancaster Marcos, 18, of 7103 Quisenberry Way, Bowie, Md., has a court date on March 14, 2018. Marcos was charged by Bowie Police Officer Schwartz on Jan. 20, 2018.

Bowie Police Officers Cpl. M. Rodriguez, D McIlwain, Simmons Lee, and Sullivan are listed on court records as witnesses in five additional charges brought against Miles Marcos. Those charges are reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm by a minor; Possession of forged currency; carrying a handgun and possession of a handgun in a vehicle.

Marcos was jailed on Jan. 22, 2018 and bond posted to secure his release on Feb. 14, 2018 – just in time for Valentines Day.  Apparently, no one would bail him out until he spent more than two weeks in the slammer.

Court records show Jeffrey L. Harding of Upper Marlboro, as the defense attorney for Marcos.

Jimmy Marcos ran a Gofundme page for his reelection campaign in 2015

Councilman Marcos is one of the founders of the Ledo’s Pizza chain and owns a restaurant in Bowie.  Marcos has served on the council since February of 2007.  The Bowie City website states that Miles Marcos lives with his family at their residence.

Councilman Marcos ran a Gofundme page that raised $1380 for his re-election campaign in 2015 and was one of three council members that were targets of a citizen recall effort in 2017 by residents furious over the approval of the Marketplace residential development.

Lots of news from Bowie Police But No Report on Marcos Arrest

On Jan. 17, 2018, the day after the incident stated in court records, the Bowie Police Department listed this statement on the daily police blotter:

Robbery – Armed

1/16/18 – Old Annapolis Rd., Victim, reported two unknown male

suspects approached them and demanded belongings after

Displaying shotgun and handgun. Both suspects fled in white SUV

Incidents of random gunfire may be connected to the robbery. The Bowie Police reported this incident on Jan. 19, 2018:

Weapon Law Violations

1/19/18 – Race Track Rd., Sounds of gunshots reported in area.

 Male juvenile suspect located with matching cartridge

 cases found at incident scene. Revolver handgun obtained.

 Juvenile charged accordingly.

On Jan. 31, 2018, this report was filed on the Bowie Police blotter:

Aggravated Assault—Armed Person

1/27/18 – Old Annapolis Rd., Unknown male suspect reportedly

revealed a handgun to students at location before fleeing the scene.

This investigation is ongoing.

One of Maryland’s Safest Towns label might not stick for long

The City of Bowie Police posted this comment on their Facebook page following the arrest of Miles Marcos:

Bowie made the list in the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s study of Maryland’s 20 Safest Towns: 2018 Rankings.

Bowie is not without serious crime: The Weekly Police blotter listed this homicide which is being investigated by the Prince Georges County Police:

On January 20th at 11:40 AM, Bowie Police Department Units responded to the 1200 Block of Pennypacker Lane for the sound of shots. One male victim had been struck and driven by an individual to Doctor’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Prince George’s County Homicide will be assuming control of the investigation and further inquiries should be directed to them. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.

Prince George’s County Police report that their Detectives investigated a fatal shooting in the city of Bowie. The victim is 27-year-old Derrick Whittaker of Huntsworth Court in Capitol Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On January 20th, at about 11:45 am, Bowie Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Pennypacker Lane for the sound of gunshots. Prior to their arrival on scene, Whittaker had already been driven to a local hospital. He had been shot in the upper body and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

Walgreens Robbery

The post has been updated to reflect the Prince George’s County Police Department case of the commercial robbery that occurred at 15990 Annapolis Rd., Bowie, MD 20715 on 1/11/18**


Robbery – Commercial: 1/11/18, Annapolis Rd., Two unknown male suspects entered Walgreens location at 12:52 PM and committed a commercial robbery before fleeing the scene in unknown direction.

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