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UPDATE (August 27  1:20 p.m.):

Brandon Michael Herold has been arrested on a bail revocation warrant for a case in 2014. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (August 26  2:33 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has arrested 47-year-old Harry Anthony Herold. He is charged on three separate arrest warrants with offenses that include first-degree assault, witness intimidation, and theft. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

One of the arrest warrants was obtained by one of the victims in the original assault on August 16.

Police have been looking into events in the Rosedale neighborhood ever since the original incident. No reports of persons waiving a confederate flag in the neighborhood have been received since that time.

Extra patrols are continuing.

Anyone with information on the neighborhood can call the White Marsh Precinct at 410-887-5000.

Original release (August 22  12:21 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a Rosedale man in connection with a fight which left a man injured.

Just after noon on August 16, police responded to the 8000 block of Duvall Avenue 21237 for a report of an assault. When officer arrived on the scene, they encountered a large group of people who pointed them to where a victim and suspect were.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect had been riding a bike with a confederate flag on it around 11 a.m. At noon, the suspect became involved in an argument with the first victim. The suspect then waived a knife at the first victim and stated “I’m gonna kill you.” The suspect and the first victim began to fight. The second victim saw the fight, and came outside to break it up. The suspect began swinging a knife at the second victim. The second victim put up his arm to block the knife and was cut. The suspect then got into a white van and left the area.

The second victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The first victim was slightly injured and was not transported to a medical facility.

The second suspect, who had already been located, was taken into custody.

On August 17 at approximately 12:20 p.m., the suspect’s father was seen in the front yard of the first victim. The complainant stated that he was looking at the window that the complainant was looking out of. The suspect’s father left but later returned to the area and was looking at several houses. He was later seen driving down the street pointing at two witnesses’ homes.

After consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office, officers obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect father. The suspect’s father was taken into custody on August 19.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Brandon Michael Herold of the 1100 block of Chesaco Avenue 21237. He was charged with first-degree assault, dangerous weapon, and related charges. He was later released on his own recognizance by the District Court.

The suspect’s father has been identified as 47-year-old Harry Anthony Herold of the 1100 block of Chesaco Avenue 21237. He was charged with trespassing - peeping tom and related charges. He was released on $35,000 bail by the District Court.

The suspect and both victims in the assault on August 16 are white males.

Police have been in close contact with victims and witnesses since the incident and have increased the frequency of patrols in the area.

Anyone with information can call the White Marsh precinct at 410-887-5000.

Booking Photograph of Brandon Michael Herold

Booking Photograph of Harry Anthony Herold

Two women, including a Baltimore County Fire Department paramedic, have been charged with first- and second-degree assault following a domestic argument.

The paramedic, Shakia Tolson, 35, of the 7900 block of Crisford Place, 21208, has been suspended without pay from the Fire Department as a result of this incident. She is assigned to Woodlawn Station #3.

On May 16 at 6:12 p.m., police responded to an apartment in the 7900 block of Crisford Place 21208 for a report of an assault. Officers were met by Keha Hayes-Mason, 40. Hayes-Mason told police that she had been having an argument with her ex-girlfriend, Tolson, about leaving the apartment. During the argument, Tolson began striking her with her fists and pulled a knife out of her pocket.

Hayes-Mason stated that she was scared so she went to the kitchen to get a knife. She exchanged punches with Tolson and at some point cut herself with the knife she was carrying. Tolson later ran from the apartment.

While police were still at the apartment, Tolson came back. She told police that she had asked Hayes-Mason to leave the apartment. Tolson said Hayes-Mason began "throwing closed fist punches" at her and threatened her with a knife.

Hayes-Mason and Tolson were taken into custody. Both women sustained superficial injuries and declined medical treatment.

Tolson and Hayes-Mason each were released on $10,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Keha Hayes-Mason

Booking Photograph of Shakia Tolson

BCoPD detectives are investigating a November 7 home invasion and assault on a 31-year-old woman in the 9200 block of Oswald Way, 21237, in Precinct 9/White Marsh. 

Police responded to the Oswald Way home at about 1 a.m. on November 7. The victim, who displayed physical injuries and was later treated at a local hospital, said she was home alone when she was attacked. 

The victim could not provide a description of the suspect. 

Investigators believe the suspect may have been able to access the home through an unlocked door. 

Police advise residents who live in the area where this assault occurred to be vigilant and to report suspicious activity by calling BCoPD at 410-307-2020. Police also ask anyone with information that may be relevant to this case to report it by calling 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

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