CHARLES SHERIFF POLICE BEAT: DNA Analysis Links Alleged Violent Dirtbag Raymund Bradford to Armed Robbery Where Clerk Was Shot
Bad Boy, Bad Boy, whatcha gonna do when they track down your low-life, dirty, filthy, scumbag alleged creepy self and toss you in the slammer?
BEL ALTON, MD. – Bad Boy, Bad Boy, whatcha gonna do when they track down your low-life, dirty, filthy, scumbag alleged creepy self and toss you in the slammer? That was the question that Charles County sleuths could have asked Raymund Antoine Bradford, 41, of 3803 26th Ave., in Temple Hills, Md. when they rousted him from his lair.
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, 2018, at 2:06 p.m., Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry says a lone male suspect entered a liquor store located on Crain Highway in Bel Alton, Md. 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, 2018, detectives – along with the assistance of U.S. Marshals – located Bradford at his residence.
Police say that 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.
Bradford was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other related charges and held without bond in the Charles County Jail.
Detective C. Gregory is investigating the case.
Bradford was arrested by St. Mary’s Deputy Steven Kerby on Sept. 28, 2018, on charges of theft and burglary.
On Oct. 30, 2018, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz dropped the charges. The sudden disposition of charges, in some cases, indicates that the suspect is about to be indicted by a Grand Jury or has flipped on other criminals in return for an easy plea deal. A preliminary inquiry had been scheduled for Nov. 16, 2018, prior to the dismissal of the charges. A prosecutor can indict a defendant in Circuit Court after dropping charges in District Court.