These four men were arrested in connection with the
April 16 armed robbery of the Charlotte Hall Burger King. Clockwise from
Top-left: Eric Woodland, Avery Lancaster, D'Antae Adams, and Mark Ferebee.
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 6, 2010)—Four men from across the region have been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Burger King in Charlotte Hall, which occurred on April 16 at approximately 12:35 a.m.
Eric L. Woodland, 23, of Indian Head, was charged with Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.
Avery D. Lancaster, 23, of Bryans Road, was charged with Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Assault First Degree.
Mark L. Ferebee 1st, 25, of Bryans Road, was charged with Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Assault First Degree.
Woodland, Lancaster and Ferebee were incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
An additional suspect, D'Antae A. Adams, 23, of Washington D.C. was arrested by detectives, with the assistance of Fairfax County Police in Mclean, Virginia and is pending an extradition hearing. Adams was charged via a felony warrant for Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and is currently incarcerated in the Fairfax County Detention Center.
The arrests came on the tail of a series of search and seizure warrants that were executed on Wednesday in Charles and Prince George's counties. The warrants were executed by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations, assisted by the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, Prince Georges County Police, and Fairfax County Police in Virginia.
The initial investigation revealed that two African American males entered the restaurant as an employee was exiting the rear door, produced a handgun, and directed the employee back inside where the suspects confronted the manager. The suspects then obtained an undetermined amount of cash, directed the employees to a storage area, and fled the store.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Additional arrests are expected in this case, say police.