AFRO Crime Blotter


A summary of crime and punishment in the DMV and Baltimore.

Washington D.C.:

District Man Gets Five Years For Stabbing Man

Defendant Used Screwdriver

Alonzo Douglas Hebron, 53, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced recently to five years in prison for stabbing a man in the neck with a screwdriver during an altercation, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced in a statement. Hebron pled guilty in January 2013 to assault with a dangerous weapon in the case.

According to evidence, on Nov. 23, 2012, at approximately 2:45 p.m., D.C. police were called to an apartment in the 1100 block of Queen Street N.E., where officers found a man suffering from a stab wound to the neck. They determined that Hebron, and two others had been inside the apartment talking when an altercation resulted and Hebron stabbed the victim, the statement said.

The victim transported to a hospital. Hebron fled the scene.  Two eyewitnesses helped police identify him, the statement said.

District Man Found Guilty of Armed Robbery

Robbed Victim After Asking for Directions

Anthony Butler, 51, of Washington, D.C., was found guilty by a jury recently in the armed robbery of a woman last fall in Northwest, according to a statement.

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced that Butler was found guilty of one count each of armed robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of an open container of alcohol and two counts of felony threats. He is scheduled for sentencing on May 17. Butler, who has previous convictions for robbery, carjacking and other offenses, faces enhanced penalties that could lead to a life prison sentence.

According to a statement, the attack took place about 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2012, near the National Zoo. The victim was walking to a friend’s house for a dinner party when Butler got out of a pick-up truck that was blocking her path and pretended to ask for her directions. Butler grabbed the woman, put a knife to her stomach and demanded her phone, purse and necklace. After the theft, he ordered her to run in the opposite direction and threatened her if she didn’t comply.

The victim flagged down a motorist who called 911. A short time later, police spotted the truck near a gas station. Butler was arrested after police found the victim’s belongings in the truck and a knife on him, according to the statement.

Prince George’s County:

Prince George's Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Kateisha Jenkins

Prince George’s County police arrested Keith Warren Henry, 33, of the unit block of O Street in Northwest Washington, in connection with the March 18 fatal stabbing of Kateisha L. Jenkins at her home in Suitland, according to the PGPD News Blog.

On March 18, at about 8:30 a.m., patrol officers were called to the 5200 block of Morris Drive to investigate a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found Jenkins, 33, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.

Henry is suspected of stabbing Jenkins during a domestic dispute. Henry is believed to have then fled the scene before officers arrived. Officers took him into custody a short time later in the 6100 block of Harley Lane.  Henry faces prosecution for murder. He is currently held at the Prince George’s County jail.

Laurel Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Porn

Secretly Recorded Girl, 13, in Bathroom

Frank Alan Klukosky, age 43, of Laurel, pleaded guilty recently to producing child pornography, according to a statement from Rod. J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland and others.

According to the plea agreement, in June 2012, a federal probation officer discovered images and videos of child pornography on the cell phone of a registered sex offender on federal probation.  Upon investigating, authorities discovered that on June 24, 2012, Klukosky drove to the registered sex offender’s home in Laurel with an SD card that contained at least 120 images and six videos of child pornography.  Klukosky then helped the registered sex offender load those images and videos onto his computer and cell phone.

On Oct. 23, 2012, the FBI executed a search warrant at Klukosky’s home and seized video cameras, key fob cameras, computers, an external hard drive and other computer accessories.  The external hard drive contained approximately 2,000 images and 16 videos of child pornography, including 11 videos depicting a 13 year-old girl in a bathroom. The videos were taken with hidden key fob cameras.

Klukosky is scheduled to be sentenced on May 20 and is expected to serve 20 years in prison, the statement said.

The case was investigated by the FBI-led Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force, which coordinates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit.

Bank Fraud Scheme Leader Gets Seven Years

Recruited Bank Employees, College Students to Participate

Bolarinwa Adeyale, a/k/a “Bola,” 23, of Greenbelt, was recently sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with a scheme to use stolen credit card convenience checks and counterfeit checks to defraud financial institutions, according to a statement from Rod. J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. 

Adeyale was convicted by a federal jury on Feb. 27 of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, two counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to evidence, in 2007, Adeyale, along with Okechukwo Otuya aka Oke and Waffi;  Oluwadamilola Feyisetan, aka Dami; Adeniyi Adebiyi, aka Niyi; Alexander Diya and others devised a scheme to defraud Bank of America by depositing stolen credit card convenience checks into legitimate Bank of America accounts and withdrawing the money before the bank learned that the checks were not authorized, the statement said. 

Adeyale, Otuya and Dami and Niyi obtained the convenience checks by stealing them from homeowners’ mailboxes in Montgomery, Howard and Prince George’s counties. Adeyale and others also recruited college students to permit the use of the students’ bank accounts to deposit stolen credit card convenience checks and make cash withdrawals from the accounts after the checks cleared. 

Adeyale and others also recruited bank employees to provide account information for “high end” bank customers then used that information to create fraudulent checks for those accounts.  

According to evidence, the total amount of fraudulent deposits made by the conspirators from over 50 compromised bank accounts is over $1.2 million.                    

Otuya, 31, of Laurel, was sentenced to eight years. Adebiyi, age 28, of Upper Marlboro, was sentenced to four years. Feyisetan, 24, of  Laurel, got 30 months. Alexander Omotomiwa Diya, 25, of Bowie, got 28 months. Taiwo Akinyeke, 28, of  Laurel, got 15 months. Co-conspirators Charles G. Richardson, Jr., 26, of Capitol Heights, was sentenced to 15 months. Oladipo Ayodeji, 23, of Bowie, got 14 months. Kennika Freeman, 23, of Greenbelt, and Malia Forrester, 31, of Millersville, were each sentenced to five years’ probation.  Marquis Borden, 25, of Laurel, pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing, the statement said.

This law enforcement action is part of President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, which includes members of several agencies.

Employee Imprisoned for Four Years for Stealing from Nonprofit

Penny Parker Green, 34, of Bowie, was sentenced recently to 54 months in prison for stealing more than $166,000 from the ARC of Prince George’s County, which provides in-home support, daycare and employment services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Green was ordered to pay restitution of $166,137 and to forfeit computers, televisions and video game equipment, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others.

Green was employed by the ARC. From November 2006 to February 2012, she stole $166,137 from the agency and up to 72 group home residents.  Green used her ARC corporate credit card for personal purchases including airfare to Aruba and stole petty cash that was intended for residents, the statement said.

Baltimore:

Leader of 4X4 Drug Organization Gets 20 Years

Dearius Forrester, aka “D,” “Little D,” “Muffler” and “Chicken,” age 24, of Rosedale, was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute powder and crack cocaine, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others.

Court records show that from at least June 2009 through August 2010, Forrester led a drug distribution organization that operated in the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood known as the “4×4." The “4×4” is a small, relatively closed neighborhood consisting of four streets running north to south and four streets running east to west: Ravenwood, Elmora, Lyndale and Elmley avenues all run east and west and are one-way streets. Greenview, St. Cloud, Highview and Longview all run north and south and are two-way streets. The area is bordered on the east and west by Edison Highway and Belair Road, respectively. 

According to his plea, law enforcement overheard Forrester and his co-conspirators discussing their drug activities.  Forrester admitted that he distributed crack and powder cocaine, collected money from drug customers and distributors, and assisted the drug trafficking activities of other members of the drug conspiracy.  During the time of the conspiracy, Forrester was responsible for the distribution of 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and 5 kilograms or more of powder cocaine, according to the statement.

Co-defendants Raymond Moore, aka “Money,” 20, and Tony Robinson, aka “Peterman,” and “Pete,” 30, both of Baltimore, each pleaded guilty to the same charge and were sentenced to 10 years in prison, the statement said.

Baltimore Felon Gets 11 Years for Drug Trafficking

U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. recently sentenced Jermaine Miller, 29, of Baltimore, to 134 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin.  The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others.

According to Miller’s plea agreement, on June 7, 2010, Baltimore police officers saw Miller exit an alley from the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue, Baltimore.  When Miller saw the police officers, he popped an object into his mouth.  The police officers ordered Miller to spit out the object, which was found to be a gel cap containing heroin.  Miller was arrested. Four additional gel caps containing heroin were seized.  During a search of his home, police confiscated a plastic bag containing nine baggies of cocaine along, a .357 hand gun and ammunition, according to a statement from Rosenstein’s office. 

Crime Blotter is compiled from information and statements from a variety of law enforcement agencies, including local police departments, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen, Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, and the FBI.

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