Fingerprints on a vehicle carjacked from an 84-year-old man earlier this month point to an Aspen Hill teenager, Montgomery County police said Monday.
Now Leroy Neil Brown, 17, has been charged as an adult. Police said evidence links Brown to two carjackings in Silver Spring earlier this month.
The incidents go back to Aug. 5, when an 18-year-old was arrested after the carjacking of an 84-year-old man in a parking garage. The victim told police two people were involved, but one of the suspects could not be found, police said.
Police later found fingerprints of the 18-year-old and Brown on the vehicle.
Brown was arrested after another carjacking on Aug. 12, at Second Avenue and Stratton Road. Police said an officer and a police dog had to chase Brown down on foot.
According to court records accessed online, Brown was charged with carjacking and second-degree assault for the Aug. 5 incident. For those charges, a judge set the bail at $150,000.
For the Aug. 12 incident, the Brown was charged with armed carjacking, armed robbery, theft, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and second degree assault. Bail was set at $250,000, court records show.
Court hearings were scheduled for Friday and for Friday, Aug. 30.