Washington Man Charged with Robbery and Assault in Silver Spring

Washington Man Charged with Robbery and Assault in Silver Spring

Man is accused of stabbing a Marshall’s employee

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Dedric Owens

Montgomery County Police

A Washington man has been charged with stabbing an employee at a clothing store in downtown Silver Spring and stealing property on Sept. 5.

Montgomery County police said in a press release Wednesday morning that they arrested Dedric Owens, 21, of Northwest Washington on Sept. 5 after he allegedly stole items from the Marshall’s store inside the Ellsworth Place shopping area, then stabbed an employee who confronted him.

According to the press release, the employee confronted Owens as he was leaving the mall, then Owens pulled a knife from his backpack. During a struggle with Owens, the employee was cut on the hand. Owens fled the scene.

Officers chased Owens on foot and onto a Ride On bus stopped in the 8400 block of Georgia Avenue. After police identified Owens as the suspect, they arrested him.

Owens is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, second-degree assault and theft of less than $100. He was ordered to be held without bond.

According to the state’s court database, Owens is scheduled to appear in district court Oct. 10.

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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