From an Anne Arundel County Police bulletin this morning:
On July 27, 2010, at approximately 3:05 p.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the 800 block of Bestgate Road in Annapolis for a report of an unknown
disturbance. Through investigation, officers learned that a suspect inside of Annapolis Mall cut a cell phone and MP3 player off the display with a box cutter and attempted to leave Sears.
The suspect ran and was subsequently chased by loss prevention officers. The suspect fled outside into the parking lot and across Bestgate Road, where he approached and stopped a light-colored four door sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry, at Industrial Drive. The female victim attempted to drive off, but the suspect opened the driver’s side rear door and jumped inside.
The car began to drive again, stopped about 50 yards later and the suspect jumped out. The suspect brandished the same razor and swung it at loss prevention officers, who were finally able to control and apprehend him on the sidewalk.
The suspect, Arthur Tyler Felton, 38, of 101 Victor Pkwy, Annapolis, Maryland was arrested and charged with Theft, Assault (2 counts), CDS possession and Carrying a Concealed, Dangerous Weapon. The victim drove away from the scene and has not been reached. At this time, detectives are requesting that the victim of the possible attempted carjacking come forward to provide additional information in this investigation. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the victim, please contact Detective Praley at 410-222-1965.
This could have turned out much worse. The suspect, Arthur Tyler Fenton, has a history of violence and was the center of a 1991 killing of a girl in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun offers some additional insight.