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Posted on January 29, 2009

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Jan. 29, 2009) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office this week released the following incident and arrest reports.

ARMED ROBBERY: On January 24 at approximately 10:29 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police responded to a residence on Calvert Towne Drive in Prince Frederick for a report of an armed robbery. Initial interviews with the 9 victims revealed that 3 black male suspects brandishing handguns and wearing masks entered the residence through an unlocked door. The three suspects demanded the occupants of the residence empty their pockets. Several items were stolen from the victims. The suspects then fled on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Timothy Fridman of the Calvert Investigative Team at 410-535-1600 extension 2547.

MOTORCYCLE CHASE: On January 23 at about 4:52 p.m. in the area of Md. Rt. 4 northbound near Briscoe's Turn Road, Dep. Frank Winston observed a yellow motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed heading south. He made a U-turn and was able to get behind the motorcycle at Lower Marlboro Rd. and Md. Rt. 4 at a red light. Dep. Winston activated his emergency equipment, but the driver of the cycle pulled onto the right shoulder of the road, passed 4 cars, and proceeded through the red light at a high rate of speed. Dep. Winston pursued the vehicle, both traveling at rates of over 100 mph. The operator of the motorcycle was weaving in and out of traffic, passing cars while riding the center line and the shoulder. The motorcycle proceeded through a red light at Md. Rt. 4 and Cox Road and continued down the road at speeds in excess of 130 mph, again weaving and passing vehicles on the shoulder of the road. Dep. Winston was notified that units of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office had Md. Rt. 4 shut down at M.F. Bowen Road. The driver of the cycle cut left in between vehicles to the left shoulder of the roadway as he approached M.F. Bowen Road but was forced to stop as a result of the roadblock. He was ordered at gunpoint by several deputies to put his hands in the air and step off the motorcycle. He failed to comply with demands, but was subsequently arrested. Andre Terrell Dent, 33, of Lexington Park, was charged with fleeing and eluding. Dent was also issued several traffic citations to include reckless driving, speeding, and aggressive driving.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On January 26 at 1:20 a.m., DFC Christopher Childress responded to Houligan's Bar and Grill at 135 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick for a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Upon arrival, DFC Childress saw Sgt. Roscoe Jones had a white male at gunpoint. The male, later identified as Rodney Wayne Irons, 48, of Lusby, was wearing a black leather vest displaying a "Hells Angels" motorcycle club patch. Irons stated to Sgt. Jones "You're going to have to shoot me…just shoot me." Irons pulled away as officers attempted to handcuff him. DFC Childress deployed his agency Taser. After a brief struggle, officers were able to get Irons handcuffed. Irons was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Diazepam, and carrying a dangerous and concealed weapon (a buck folding knife and a Winchester knife). He was released on $15,000 bond on January 26 at 3:55 p.m.

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