INCIDENT: ROBBERY ARREST
DATE / TIME: 08/08/2015 @ 2311 Hours
LOCATION: RT 18 @ Castle Marina Road, Chester, MD
DETAILS: Sheriff Gary Hofmann is reporting the arrest of Terron Markeem Lovett (24) of Cordova, MD for a series of Armed Robberies, most recently of the Shore Stop convenience store located at 100 Main Street, Stevensville on August 8th.
It was reported that an African American male displaying a handgun and wearing a face mask had just robbed the Shore Stop Store. Investigators working numerous recent armed robberies on Delmarva had developed a possible suspect vehicle, a dark colored scion Tc. Responding deputies were on the lookout for that type of vehicle and located it on RT 18 near Castle Marina.
Dfc. Mitch Jones and Dfc. Brad Martz stopped the car and identified the driver as Terron Lovett, who stated he was heading to a relative’s house on Dominion Road. Dfc. Chris Ahearn and K9 Blek responded and scanned the vehicle with a positive response. A search of the car revealed a small amount of suspected marijuana and CDS paraphernalia. The search also located a ski mask and a realistic looking BB gun under the driver’s seat.
In the meantime, Dfc. Chris Neall had responded to the store and relayed the description of the robber and that the take was little over $70 in cash & coins. Once Lovett was placed under arrest, $63 in small bills and $8.50 in change was recovered from his pants pocket.
Detective A. VanSant was contacted and responded, as she had been working with other agencies with similar robberies. During an interview, Lovett was connected to armed robberies at the Valero Station in Stevensville on July 12th, the July 31st robbery at the 7Eleven in Centreville and eight additional robberies in Salisbury and Delaware and possibly additional robberies on the western shore.
Terron Makeem Lovett was charged in Queen Anne’s County with 3 Counts of Armed Robbery, 3 Counts of Robbery, 3 Counts of Assault, 3 Counts of Theft under $1000, 2 Counts of Conspiracy to commit robbery, 1 count of Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute and 2 counts of Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.
Sheriff Hofmann stated he was very proud of the responding deputies in that they responded using different routes to the robbery location to look for a reported possible suspect vehicle. Hofmann added this arrest is a great example of the Sheriff’s Office Mission of Prompt, Professional, Courteous police services with a no tolerance to crime.
Bond was set at $500,000 by a District Court Commissioner and Lovett is being held at the QA County Detention Center. Additional charges from other jurisdictions are pending. The investigation is continuing.