Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery

(Edgewood, MD - April 27, 2009) - Harford County Sheriff's deputies have arrested James L. Blackwell, 25, of the 4100 block of Wilke Avenue, Baltimore, MD in connection with an armed robbery which occurred on April 26, 2009.

On Sunday April 26, 2009 at 12:18 a.m. deputies responded to the 900 block of Jamestown Court, Edgewood, MD in reference to an armed robbery. The investigation revealed that as the female victim, 29, opened her car door to exit she was approached by a black male, approximately 6'00" tall, thin build, wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans. The male subject produced a small handgun and pointed it at her stomach. He demanded she exit the vehicle and empty her purse. As she was emptying her purse she noticed two other black males standing next to the male with the gun. The three suspects took approximately $50.00, her cell phone, car keys, and other miscellaneous items. After the victim complied with these demands the suspects ran from the scene. The victim was not harmed during the robbery.

The second suspect was described as approximately 5'08" tall, thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. A further description of the third suspect is not available.

Additional deputies and a K-9 officer responded to the area for a search of the suspects. One of the deputies observed a black male in the 500 block of Candlewood Drive, Edgewood, MD matching the description of the second suspect. Further investigation, and recognition from the victim, identified the second suspect as James L. Blackwell. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Harford County Detention Center for processing. He has been charged with robbery and armed robbery and is currently being held on $75,000.00 bond.

Anyone with information about this crime and the two additional suspects is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff's Office at 410-838-6600 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS," then add the information. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

News Release

April 27, 2009


  • Sgt. David Betz
  • Monica A. Worrell