Two Local Men Arrested for St. Mary's City Armed Robbery



Nathan A. Shelly (at left), 21, from Lexington Park, and Gene M. Jenkins (at right), 20, from Leonardtown, were both charged with Armed Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, Use of a Handgun in the Commission of a Violent Crime, Theft, and Disturbing School Activities for robbing a 48-year-old man near the Trinity Church in St. Mary's City on August 29, 2007.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 30, 2007) - Two men have been arrested for the armed robbery of a man who was walking on a footpath near the Trinity Church Road in St. Mary's City yesterday. The robbery triggered a lockdown of all buildings on the campus of nearby St. Mary's College of Maryland for nearly 3 hours.

Nathan A. Shelly, 21, from Lexington Park, and Gene M. Jenkins, 20, from Leonardtown, were both charged with Armed Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, Use of a Handgun in the Commission of a Violent Crime, Theft, and Disturbing School Activities.

The victim of the robbery was a man with no connection to the college and was visiting Trinity Church. According to the 48-year-old male victim, he was walking on a footpath when he was confronted by another man. The victim described the suspect as an Hispanic male, approximately 5'11", wearing dark colored pants, gray shirt and dark colored hat. The suspect allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded the victim's money. The victim complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of currency. There were no injuries.

The two men arrested for the crime were apprehended by St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) detectives when they were observed on Route 4, near Fairgrounds Road, after fleeing the scene.

Both men are incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

RELATED INFORMATION:

St. Mary's College Campus Locked Down for 3 Hours Due to Alleged Armed Robbery Nearby, August 29, 2007
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