HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL: Cops say junkie James Barry Brumfield Thompson II rounded up in heist of Sunoco station
FREDERICK, MD. – It takes a tough bandit to rob a gas station market and that is exactly what happened on Lincoln’s Birthday. Or, maybe all it takes is a junkie who jumps off the wagon of rehab and takes a gun to town to threaten an innocent clerk at the point of the barrel to gain more moola for his next fix – which he won’t have to worry about as he is in the kind of rehab that he can’t leave voluntarily – he is in the slammer.
The aforementioned robbery took place on February 9th, 2019, at a Sunoco market as reported by Frederick County Sheriff’s Department who said that deputies responded to an armed robbery of the gas station located at 9630 Main Street in Myersville.
Deputies report that the robber didn’t need a gun in this holdup, as he was armed with a box cutter when he entered the market at the Sunoco and demanded money from the clerk.
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 250-300 lbs, with short brown hair with a large bald spot on the back of his head, as was shown on the store video and later released to the public by police.
The surveillance video still shots showed the box-cutter-wielding desperado was wearing a brown sweatshirt, red undershirt, light blue jeans, black and white shoes, and a red handkerchief or rag tied around his face exposing only his eyes and above.
Police say Thompson was aggressive when confronting store clerk with a box cutter – clerk saw his point and gave him the cash!
Under threat of being carved up by the same weapon used by Middle Eastern terrorists to hijack the airliners that leveled the World Trade Center in New York City, crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and dived into a field in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001 the clerk gave the bandit money from the cash register. Police say the man had been behaving extremely aggressive to the clerk and then fled in a dark sedan.
Police say that on February 12, 2019, Detective Topper and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office tip line received information from multiple sources about the identity of the armed robbery suspect depicted in photos made public by police.
Police say that based on this information as well as information that was found during the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for James Barry Brumfield Thompson II, 31, of 3302 Carlisle Drive, Knoxville, Maryland.
The break in the case came when a call for police came in to the 911 center at about ten o’clock pm on Feb. 12, 2019. The caller said a suspicious character who was acting strange at the Texas Roadhouse located at 5101 Pegasus Court in Frederick, Md. When police arrived, the suspect turned out to be James B. B. Thompson II, who had an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody.
Deputies had a chat with Thompson while his vehicle was impounded pending the issuance of a search warrant by a Judge.
Police charged Thompson with the following counts:
- Armed Robbery,
- 2nd Degree Assault,
- Reckless Endangerment,
- and Theft.
Thompson was ordered held without bond at the Frederick County Jail. A warrant or child support was issued by the Carroll County Circuit Court on Jan. 14, 2019 after Thompson was determined to be liable to Stephanie Marie Riley, of Westminster, Md.
In a plea deal for charges placed by Frederick City Police Officer J. Johnston on May 8, 2018, for possession of heroin and paraphernalia, a public defender cooked up a deal with the Frederick County States Attorney in which Thompson entered a guilty plea to possession of drug paraphernalia and the possession of heroin charge was dropped on Oct. 18, 2018.
Thompson was charged on April 23, 2018, with theft and credit card theft and in a plea deal by the Frederick County States Attorney on Aug. 21, 2018, a plea deal was cut and Thompson entered a guilty plea to the use of another person’s credit card. THE DEAL: Thompson was given a one-year sentence in jail with all of the jail time suspended and two other charges were dropped. Restitution of the theft amount of $680.00 was ordered.
Thompson was arrested for DWI by Maryland State Trooper R. Kulina on June 14, 2013 and in a plea deal on Nov. 21, 2013, he entered a guilty plea. THE DEAL: Thompson was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgment, with ZERO jail time and a $700.00 fine, with $500.00 of the fine suspended.