SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT: Victor Johnson needed free cash to do his Christmas shopping for crack and jack

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Victor John Lee Scottland charged with the armed robbery of a victim at ATM in Ridge Md. on Dec. 12, 2018

SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT: Victor Johnson needed free cash to do his Christmas shopping for crack and jack

RIDGE, MD. – For those who still cruise around in a daze of cultural bewilderment and unaware of the intense and dense population of criminals in their midst and still use ATM machines located on the outside of banks and stores, this story should be a wakeup call.

St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department Patrol Officers responded to a call for help from a woman who had just been robbed outside of the hardware store in Ridge on Point Lookout Road.

The woman told deputies she had been using an ATM and had her cash in hand while walking back to her vehicle when she was robbed at gunpoint by a black male who took her money and then fled on foot.

Detectives were summoned, and their investigation took them to the doorstep of Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of 49421 Airedale Road, Ridge, Md., who, not living in Scotland, just down the road, lives in Ridge.

When the cops executed a search warrant on Scottland’s Ridge residence they report finding evidence of the crime and also learned he was wanted in both Calvert and Charles County making him Tri-County Crook.

Scottland was charged by Detective Melissa Hulse with the following criminal violations:

  • -Armed Robbery
  • -Robbery
  • -Second-Degree Assault
  • -Theft less than $100

Scottland was incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Jail and has a bail review hearing set for Dec. 14, 2018. The taxpayers of Maryland will be paying for his free public defender leaving Scottland free to spend his own money on buying Christmas presents for all of his newly made friends in the slammer.

Scottland’s pending charges in Calvert County include: fraudulently identifying himself as another person in order to avoid prosecution, Hindering and failing to obey the lawful order of an officer; and was on probation for his conviction on an domestic assault charge in Calvert on July 24 2017 when he violated his probation on Aug. 1, 2018. Other various assault, domestic violence, deadbeat Dad failing to pay child support, and drug charges and various convictions appear on his court records in Maryland from Calvert and St. Mary’s.

 THE CRYSTAL BALL: peering into the future, two things are certain. First, Scottland will get out of jail free on an unsecured bond so he will be available to participate more fully in the Christmas Robbing Season and second, that the taxpayers will be paying for this penny-ante criminal’s antics until he steps up his game to murder and gets a life sentence in the Big House. Allegedly using a gun in a robbery is the stepping stone to firing the gun and committing murder. 

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