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Date: Jan 13, 2014

Police have identified a man found dead in a northern Baltimore County field late Sunday night as Lemuel Rent, 83, of the 17000 block of Prettyboy Dam Road in Precinct 7/Cockeysville.

Rent had been reported missing by his family on Saturday evening. After an extensive search by police, his body was found at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday night in a field in the 17000 block of Bruehl Road in Precinct 7. He was located about 200 yards from his truck.

The death is not being investigated as suspicious. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will rule on the cause and manner of death.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man responsible for an armed robbery at the McDonald's, 5300 block of Campbell Boulevard, 21236, on December 20. At 1:49 p.m., the suspect entered the restaurant, displayed a gun, and demanded money. The suspect fled after the cashier was unable to open the safe. The gun was later found to be a pellet gun.

The suspect is a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 6' tall, 150 to 160 pounds, with a medium build. Photos of the suspect are posted below.

Reward Offered

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020. Information can also be submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers at Information submitted to MCS that leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect in this case may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Suspect Photos

Photo of armed robbery suspect at McDonald's in Precinct 9/White Marsh.

Photo of armed robbery suspect at McDonald's in Precinct 9/White Marsh.

Photo of armed robbery suspect at McDonald's in Precinct 9/White Marsh.

Robert David WrightA  35-year-old Cockeysville man who is a youth group leader at a Baltimore County church has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Robert David Wright, of the 10000 block of Hillgreen Circle, 21030, is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bail.

An investigation by BCoPD’s Crimes Against Children Unit found that Wright had downloaded to his home computer thousands of pornographic images of female babies, toddlers and prepubescent girls, including images of children being raped.

The investigation shows that Wright shared these images electronically with other users.

Wright is a youth group leader at Clynmalira United Methodist Church, 2920 Stockton Road, Phoenix.  There is no evidence at this time that any of the children pictured in the photos and videos recovered at Wright’s residence were members of Clynmalira UMC, or that Wright sexually abused children himself.  However, the investigation is ongoing, and detectives are still reviewing the vast amount of pornographic material seized from this suspect’s home.

All images of child abuse recovered during investigations by the Crimes Against Children Unit are forwarded to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the nonprofit organization that serves as the clearinghouse nationally for information on missing and exploited children. This organization attempts to identify victims of child pornography.

Revised June 27, 2017