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Alex Collins was arrested on narcotics and gun charges after Baltimore County Police responded for a crash investigation in Owings Mills, Maryland yesterday morning.

Police were dispatched to the 10000 block of Dolfield Road, 21117 around 6:48 a.m. Friday morning when a passerby called 9-1-1 after seeing a black Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a tree. Officers located the driver asleep in the driver seat, and identified him as Alexander Jamonte Collins (24) of the unit block of Woodfield Court, 21136. The driver indicated he was not injured, but had fallen asleep waiting for a towing service to respond. During the initial contact with Collins the officer detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a large glass jar on the front passenger side floorboard containing approximately 5 ounces of marijuana, the equivalent of approximately 141.75 grams (possession of under 10 grams of marijuana is considered personal use and punishable under Maryland law by a civil citation). A handgun was recovered from the front driver side floorboard. Collins was placed under arrest at 7:35 a.m.

According to Collins, he and a friend left the Towson area around 4 a.m. He was on his way to drop the friend off at home when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway, sliding off the pavement and into a tree around 4:30 a.m., causing disabling damage to the Corvette. Collins called for a tow truck, then fell asleep in the vehicle while the passenger chose to walk the rest of the way home. Neither were injured during the crash.

Collins and his passenger gave police conflicting stories as to whom the marijuana belongs. Collins also indicated, after knowingly waiving his rights per Miranda, that there were additional firearms and marijuana in his home. Collins remained in police custody while officers obtained a search warrant for the home, recovering two additional rifles, ammunition, and less than 10 grams of marijuana.

Collins is now charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams, and Handgun in Vehicle. He is released on a $7500 posted bond following an initial bail hearing just after midnight. 

The passenger in the vehicle, identified as Tykheem Jaquon Deundrea Dunaway, 28, of the 10000 block of Barnes Avenue, 21117, is also charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams. He is released on a $5000 posted bond following an initial bail hearing early this morning.

UPDATE (September 24, 2018 12:45 p.m.):

Five suspects have been indicted in the shooting at an Owings Mills Target store in March following a lengthy investigation.

Detectives from Precinct 3 - Franklin Investigative Services Team have determined that the incident stemmed from an intended robbery following a planned meet for a sale set up on the "OfferUp" app.

Booking photos of suspects in shooting at Target in MarchOne suspect, identified as Travonne Smith, listed an item for sale on "OfferUp" and planned to meet with another suspect, Elexis Turner, at Target for the sale. Travonne Smith brought suspect Kaneil Vaughn with him for the meeting. Elexis Turner conspired with her boyfriend, suspect Deion Petty, and another suspect, Ronald Williams, to rob Travonne Smith of the merchandise.

Smith sat with Turner at a table in the Target Cafe while she inspected the item for sale. She distracted him while Petty approached and grabbed Smith from behind. Vaughn saw what was happening and fired a gun, striking a wall behind Smith and Petty. Williams, who was monitoring the situation from another area of the store, responded and with Petty began to punch and kick Smith. Vaughn fled the Target store. Turner took Smith's cell phone and the item he was selling and fled with Petty and Williams. Smith also fled following the incident.

Detectives first identified the person in the security video with the glasses as Travonne Jamal Smith (22) of the 4500 block of Creekside Circle, 21117. During initial interviews he deliberately identified the shooter as someone other than Kaneil Vaughn. Smith is accordingly charged with Obstructing and Hindering and Making a False Statement to an Officer. He has since posted bond.

The shooter, who arrived at Target with Smith, was subsequently identified as Kaneil Krashawn Vaughn (19) of no permanent address in Owings Mills, 21117. He is charged with multiple counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and First Degree Assault along with a number of firearms related charges. He remains held without bail in the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections.

The three suspects who conspired to rob Smith have all been charged with Robbery, Second Degree Assault, Misdemeanor Theft, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. They are identified as follows:

Deion Larmont Petty (23) of the 3300 block of East Northern Parkway, 21206. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

Elexis Milahn Turner (21) of the 2800 block of Parkview Trail, 21214. She has been released on bond.

Ronald Anthony Williams (26) of the 9400 block of Fitzharding Lane, 21117. He has been remanded to the Baltimore County Bureau of Corrections, held without bail.

UPDATE (June 8, 2018 2:26 p.m.):

Detectives Identify Two Suspects Wanted in Connection with Shooting at Owings Mills Target Store

Detectives from the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team have obtained warrants for two adults involved in the shooting at a Target store cafeteria on March 12, and are now asking for assistance from the public in locating the suspects.

The first suspect is identified as Ronald Anthony Williams, age 26. He is described as approximately 6'01" and 280 pounds with brown eyes and black shoulder length dredlocks. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City, Pikesville, and Owings Mills.

The second suspect is identified as Travonne Jamal Smith, age 22. He is described as approximately 5'07" and 125 pounds with brown eyes, glasses, and short black hair. He is known to frequent areas in Baltimore City and Owings Mills.

Anyone who sees these suspects is asked to contact 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone who may have information on the possible whereabouts of either of these suspects is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This case remains under investigation by the Franklin Precinct Investigative Services Team.

Original Release (March 26, 2018 1:55 p.m.):

Police Seek Information on Suspects in Target Shooting

Baltimore County Police are now asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a shooting at Target in Owings Mills two weeks ago.

Shoppers were left startled and afraid when a gunshot rang out in the Target cafe at 11200 Reisterstown Road, 21117 around 5:41 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Two of the subjects involved in the incident fled the store toward Dolfield Boulevard on foot while the rest were seen fleeing in a vehicle southbound on Reisterstown Road following the shooting.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but surveillance video shows one suspect shooting toward two of the other subjects involved in the incident when they became engaged in a physical altercation. It is still unclear which of the two was the intended target. Police believe that the shooter is one of the subjects seen fleeing the scene on foot toward Dolfield Boulevard after attempting to fire a second round, which jammed in the gun.

Police are now asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals pictured in these still frames from the Target security surveillance video. Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Detectives from the Franklin - Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit continue to work this case.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Pleasant Ridge Drive, 21117, that left one man injured as an attempted robbery.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the 21-year-old victim arrived home around 10:50 p.m. Sunday night and walked to his apartment door. When he reached his door he realized there was a suspect directly behind him holding a handgun. The victim turned and fought with the suspect. During the struggle the firearm discharged and the victim was struck in an upper extremity. The unidentified suspect fled the scene. Police and medics were called to the scene and the victim was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Police are continuing their investigation to determine a motive for this incident but preliminarily believe this was an attempted robbery. Anyone with information on this crime or suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017