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UPDATE (June 25, 2020 3:54 p.m.):

Booking photo of Keith DuvallBaltimore County Police have formally charged the suspect arrested after threatening demonstrators in front of Vince's Crabhouse on Saturday.

Keith Francis Duvall (52) of the 700 block of 5th Avenue, 21227 is charged with second degree assault, disorderly conduct, and driving under the influence of alcohol after an officer in the area observed him park near the demonstrators and engage them in a verbal exchange. Duvall then returned to his car to retrieve a bat and was stopped by the officer as he approached the demonstrators with the bat in hand. After detecting the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Duvall's breath, he was administered sobriety tests and placed under arrest.

Duvall was transported to an area hospital for treatment of an undisclosed medical condition and released on his own recognizance yesterday following a bail review hearing.

Original Release (June 20, 2020 11:49 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police arrested a man in front of Vince's Crabhouse after he threatened demonstrators with a bat.

The suspect, who appeared intoxicated, retrieved a bat from his car after engaging in a verbal exchange with the demonstrators in the 600 block of Compass Road at 5:16 p.m. Officers were already present and intervened when the suspect approached the demonstrators with the bat  He was placed under arrest without incident.

The suspect will be identified following formal charging.

Baltimore County Police are investigating several thefts from autos in Essex on Sunday.

Sometime between approximately 4:15 a.m. to 6:22 a.m. on May 10, eight parked cars in the unit block of Urbanwood Court, 21221, the 800 block of Dorsey Avenue, 21221 and the 400 block of Virginia Avenue, 21221 were broken into. The investigation determined that several suspects walked through the neighborhoods, targeting unlocked vehicles parked in residential driveways and on the street.  

As a reminder, please always lock your car doors and remove any visible and valuable items. Thefts from autos are crimes of opportunity that you can prevent. Additional crime prevention tips are available online.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the thefts. If anyone has residential security video or information that may lead to identifying the suspect responsible, please call the Essex Precinct at 410-887-0220 or dial 911. Callers may remain anonymous.

booking photo of Anton Hosea Elsezy Jr UPDATE (May 8, 2020 2:47 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police charge the man responsible for the murder of Tyron Deandre Davis.

On December 4, 2019 just before 6 p.m. police responded to McDonald’s in the 200 block of Back River Neck Road, 21221 for a shooting. Arriving officers found Tyron Deandre Davis (18) of the 900 block of Lowe Road, 21220 suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center by medics. The next day, Davis died of his injuries in the hospital.

Detectives determined that Davis and another male subject approached a group of males who stood outside of McDonald’s. Davis briefly spoke with them before walking away. As Davis walked away, one of the members of the group, identified as Anton Hosea Elsezy Jr. (18) of the unit block of Moline Circle, 21221, pulled out a gun and shot Davis.

On December 6, 2019, Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Elsezy. He was captured by the US Marshals Task Force in North Carolina on Tuesday, May 5, and faces extradition. Elsezy is charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony.

UPDATE (December 11, 2019 5:50 p.m.):

Anton "Ant" Hosea Elsezy, Jr. is being sought for his connection in the murder of Tyron Deandre Davis on Back River Neck Road, 21221, on December 4.

Police are asking for anyone with information on his whereabouts or about this homicide, to contact them at 911 or 410-307-2020.

Images of Anton

UPDATE (December 9, 2019 4:40 p.m.):

Just before 10:30 a.m. on December 5, 2019, Tyron Deandre Davis was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Police continue to seek information related to Davis' murder. If you have any information about this homicide, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release: (December 5, 2019 9:26 a.m.) 

Police Investigating December 4th Shooting in Essex

Just before 6:00 p.m. on December 4, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the parking lot of a business located in the 200-block of Back River Neck Road, 21221 for a report of gunfire. Police arrived and found a victim laying on the parking lot suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Tyron Deandre Davis, 18, of the 900-block of Lowe Road, 21220 was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Davis is currently in grave condition.

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives are investigating this case. If anyone has information about this shooting, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017