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Date: Apr 2017

UPDATE (April 28, 2017 11:50 p.m.):

Police have identified and arrested the suspect wanted in the serious assault of a man in Gwynn Oak on April 9.

The suspect, identified as Sean Devalle Russell (30) of the 600 block of Nicodemus Road, 21136, turned himself in to police at the Franklin precinct just after 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

Russell is charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.


Original Release (April 25, 2017 3:37 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect in connection with a serious assault of a man in Gwynn Oak on April 9.

The assault took place on a parking lot in the 1700 block of Woodlawn Drive around 8 p.m. after a confrontation occurred between the suspect and the victim. The victim was treated at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma for serious injuries to his face and body when he was punched and kicked numerous times by this suspect and then additional suspects who joined in on the assault.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or additional information on this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This crime continues to be investigated by the Woodlawn precinct Investigative Services Team.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in a targeted home-invasion robbery of an elderly couple in Pikesville yesterday morning.

Timothy McCargo (45) of the unit block of Linden Avenue, 21217 was arrested around 6:40 p.m. last night after a swift and thorough investigation indicated he was the man who robbed a husband (70) and wife (68) inside their home in the 3300 block of Timberfield Lane, 21209.

Police were called to the home around 4:35 a.m. when the couple escaped their bindings after McCargo left in their Chevrolet Equinox with a number of their possessions, including cash, jewelry, credit cards, a phone, firearms, ammunition and a 20-pack of toilet paper.

McCargo is believed to have entered the couple's home through a window around 3:45 a.m. and remain undetected until the couple's dog woke the husband, who was then confronted by a gun wielding McCargo.

Suspect Charged

The investigation led police to McCargo at his residence in Baltimore City later the same day. Most of the couple's property has been recovered. One handgun remains outstanding. McCargo is charged with the following.

  • Home Invasion
  • Armed Robbery
  • Robbery
  • 1st Degree Burglary
  • 1st and 2nd Degree Assault
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person with a Felony Conviction
  • Illegal Possession of Ammunition
  • Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle
  • Grand Theft

McCargo is currently held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status.

Booking photo of Timothy McCargo

The Baltimore County Police Department celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a dinner for volunteers tonight. The event will take place at Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore 21244. The reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the awards presentation begins at 8 p.m.

Volunteers answer phones, handle clerical work and assist with statistical data, among other duties. Their participation allows officers to focus on patrol and investigation.

Expected to attend the dinner are 20 volunteers and members of the Police Auxiliary Team, as well as Chief Terrence Sheridan.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 23 to 29.

Revised June 27, 2017