PNC Bank Robbers Arrested in Raleigh - Southern Maryland Headline News

PNC Bank Robbers Arrested in Raleigh


Joseph Franklin Brown, 35, and William Cordell Johnson, 37, were arrested Friday by the Raleigh Police Department after being tipped off by Maryland Investigators. (Arrest Photos)
Joseph Franklin Brown, 35, and William Cordell Johnson, 37, were arrested Friday by the Raleigh, N.C. Police Department after being tipped off by detectives from St. Mary's County BCI. (Arrest Photos)

(Oct. 4, 2008)—Two men were arrested Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. for the Sept. 24 kidnapping of LaToya Booth and two of her children and the subsequent robbery of the Esperanza Branch of the PNC Bank in California, Md. where Booth was a manager.

Joseph Franklin Brown, 35, and William Cordell Johnson, 37, were arrested by the Raleigh Police Department after being tipped off by detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI).

Brown has a long history of criminal cases dating back to 1991. Charges include illegal drugs, theft, burglary, and trespassing.  Brown's last known address was in St. Leonard, Calvert County.

Johnson has only three known criminal cases in Maryland dating back to 1997.  Charges include illegal drugs, theft, and assault. Johnson's last known address was also in St. Leonard.

Both men are being held in the Wake County, North Carolina, Jail awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

Details will follow.

RELATED INFORMATION:

Details of Kidnapping, PNC Robbery Released, Sept. 24, 2008

Update on PNC Robbery, Sept. 25, 2008

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