By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
Four Baltimore teens have been charged in the assault and kidnapping of a pregnant teacher in Baltimore County.
Sixteen year-old Tyana Holmes has been charged as an adult in the carjacking, robbery, and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. She is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.
Sixteen year-old Tyana Holmes has been charged as adult in the carjacking of a pregnant woman. (Courtesy photo)
A 14-year-old juvenile, who is related to Holmes, whose name has not been released, has also been charged.
Detectives from the Baltimore Police Carjacking Unit arrested two more suspects April 24. The first two suspects were arrested over the weekend.
The last two suspects include a 15-year-old teen and another expected to be charged as an adult, according to police.
According to police and charging documents filed, the teens stole cars from 3 area schools.
The first carjacking was a 2014 Ford Fusion from a school in Baltimore City on April 19.
The next day, the teens allegedly drove the stolen Ford Fusion to Villa Cresta Elementary School in Parkville, where they entered the school saying they wanted to enroll a student. After they left the building, they encountered a teacher in the parking lot and asked her for directions.
That’s when the pregnant teacher was allegedly assaulted; she tried to run but tripped and fell. The teacher was punched multiples times, even while yelling “I’m pregnant,” robbed of her purse, phone and car keys.
The teens fled the scene with one allegedly driving the teacher’s vehicle and the other three in the Ford Fusion. The teacher, who has not been identified, was not seriously injured, but was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure because of her pregnancy.
During the final carjacking, the teens allegedly entered Hope Academy at 1808 Edison Highway in East Baltimore, where they stole keys to a 2016 Dodge Journey and another Ford Fusion and fled the scene.
The first Ford Fusion was left at Hope Academy with the teacher’s purse inside.
When officers obtained a search warrant for Holmes’ address on Federal Street in the Broadway East neighborhood, they said Holmes was wearing the same clothes she allegedly wore during the carjacking. Police found the Dodge Journey and the second Ford Fusion nearby but they did not locate the teacher’s Kia Sportage.
Police are still looking for the 2013 black Kia Sportage stolen from the Villa Cresta teacher; it has Maryland registration plates of 6AF5889.
If anyone has any information on the vehicles whereabouts, they are urged to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.