3 teens arrested in assault, robbery

| March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

On February 28, 2014, the School Resource Officer assigned to Annapolis High School received a video from an anonymous source showing an Annapolis High School student being assaulted in the community. SRO Gamble located and interviewed the victim, confirming the victim attends Annapolis High School. The investigation determined the victim was assaulted and robbed on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. while he was visiting a friend in the 800 block of Coachway in Annapolis. The assault and robbery took place in the front yard of the residence, and the suspects recorded the incident on video.

A total of three suspects were involved in the robbery, and the victim was familiar with each of them. One suspect called the victim prior to the incident to determine the victim’s location, and the victim provided the address of the friend’s house where he was visiting. A short time later, a vehicle containing three people, including the person who originally called the victim, arrived to the residence. The suspect called the victim again and asked the victim to come outside. The victim complied and was almost immediately assaulted by a suspect, later identified as Rodell Hall Pinckney.

Pinckney forcibly removed the victim’s shoes and jacket. The shoes were thrown in a wooded area and the jacket was placed inside the suspect’s vehicle. Pinckney hit the victim in the head with a small wooden object, and repeatedly slapped, punched and taunted the victim as the other three accomplices encouraged Pinckney to continue the assault. The accomplices also taunted the victim as Pinckney kicked the victim while the victim was lying prone on the ground. The accomplices stood over the victim, threatening him and preventing his escape.

The victim did not report the assault and robbery prior to February 28, 2014. His parents were informed of the incident during the course of the investigation. On February 28, 2014, an arrest warrant was issued for Pinckney.
Suspect: Rodell Hall Pinckney, 19, of 610 Wayward Drive, Annapolis, Maryland, charged with Robbery; Conspiracy to Commit Robbery; 2nd Degree Assault; Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Assault; Reckless Endangerment; Conspiracy to Commit Reckless Endangerment and a weapon violation.

Pinckney remained at large until March 5, 2014, when he was arrested at the conclusion of a vehicular pursuit initiated by the Annapolis Police Department. Pinckney was in a stolen 2008 Acura TL when officers attempted to stop the car. The driver fled along I-97 before losing control and crashing the vehicle near Maryland Route Three.

On March 5, 2014, an arrest warrant was issued for Ryan Jospeph Cahouet and he was taken into custody on March 7, 2014.

Suspect 2: Ryan Joseph Cahouet, 18, 113 Chesapeake Ave, Annapolis Maryland, charged with Conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault, telephone misuse, and reckless endangerment.

On March 5, 2014, a second co-conspirator in the robbery was arrested without incident by the School Resource Officer at South River High School. This suspect, a 15-year-old from Annapolis, was charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Theft under $1,000. He was cited and released to a parent.

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