DNA links suspect to Charles County Armed Robbery, other crimes

Press Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

La Plata, MD-Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have identified and charged a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this year. The arrest is the result of a DNA match combined with investigative work. On March 21 at 2:06 p.m., a lone male suspect entered a liquor store in the 10600 block of Crain Highway in Bel Alton. He produced a handgun and demanded money from a clerk.

During the robbery, the suspect shot the clerk in his arm. The suspect then fled in a car. Evidence was recovered and submitted for DNA analysis. The DNA was subsequently linked to Raymund Antoine Bradford, 41, of Temple Hills, MD.  On November 6, detectives – along with the assistance of U.S. Marshals – located Bradford at his residence. A search warrant was served and investigators recovered additional evidence that was linked to the robbery, as well as another crime in a nearby county.

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Bradford was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other related charges. Detective C. Gregory is investigating.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

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