Original release (April 27, 2016 7:49 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with sexual assaults on two men.
On March 6 at 2:35 a.m., detectives responded to a Dundalk home in reference to an assault investigation.
The investigation has indicated that early in the morning of March 6, an adult male victim left his work at a hair salon and stood at the corner of East Monument Street and Milton Avenue attempting to get a ride. He offered two men in a dark colored SUV $10 for driving him to his Dundalk home. After they arrived at their destination, but before they got out of the SUV, the driver pointed a handgun at the victim and threatened to kill him unless he cooperated. After the three men entered the victim’s home, the man who had been driving the SUV restrained the victim, assaulted him, and then sexually assaulted him. The man who had been the passenger in the SUV took a television, clothing, and money from the home before both men from the SUV left the location in an unknown direction.
On March 7 at 4:29 a.m. officers responded to a home in Woodlawn for an assault call. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the adult male victim with his hands and feet restrained.
The investigation into that incident has indicated that the victim had met a man on the Internet and they agreed to meet at the victim’s home. When the man arrived at the victim’s home, he brought a second man with him. After both men were inside, they displayed handguns. The victim became involved in a physical altercation with both men. The men then restrained the victim and one of the men sexually assaulted him. Before fleeing the location, the two men took a game system and money.
The investigation led detectives to identify 23-year-old Shakir Agyei Mitchell of the 200 block of South Penn Street in York, Pennsylvania and 27-year-old James D Johnson of the 3000 block of Chesterfield Avenue 21213 as the suspects responsible for these crimes.
Both Mitchell and Johnson have been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree sex offense, and related charges. Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
These incidents remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victim’s Team. Detectives will be working to determine if Mitchell and Johnson are responsible for any other similar crimes.
Anyone with information on these incidents, other similar incidents, or either suspect are asked to call police at 410-307-2020.