CRIME TOWN LEXINGTON PARK: Ex-con Anthony Adams nabbed at Nicolette Park; Victim fought back at the knife-wielding armed robber


LEXINGTON PARK, MD. – An armed robber was apprehended on Jan. 5, 2020, when Tfc D. Buckalew and Tpr J. Engleman responded to the area of Nicolette Park, 21871 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park, Md., for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The Maryland State Police report that the trooper’s investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as Anthony Tyrone Adams, 35 (DOB 12/10/1984) of 45726 Military Lane, Great Mills, Md., approached the victim and reportedly attempted to steal a satchel from the victim.

Police say that the victim fought Adams and Adams displayed a knife. Adams stole the satchel but was located a short distance away by the troopers Adams was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Jail where he was charged with felony charges of Armed Robbery, First- and Second-Degree Assault and Theft less than $100.


Adams has been deemed eligible for a free attorney provided by the taxpayers of Maryland and is being held on a $50,000 bond as of Jan. 6, 2020 when he appeared before a District Court Judge. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 30, 2020.  Adams has a pending court date on Feb. 24, 2020, to answer charges of possession heroin placed by St. Mary’s Deputy Michael Graves on Dec. 27, 2019.  

The St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department reported that on Dec. 27, 2019, Deputy Michael Graves observed a wanted subject at the car wash on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. During the encounter with the wanted subject and another familiar subject, Deputy Graves observed in plain view a syringe with suspected heroin residue and a controlled dangerous substance smoking device with suspected crack cocaine in the trunk of the vehicle.


 St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that a search of the vehicle located an additional six syringe needles with suspected heroin residue inside and a search of Anthony Tyrone Adams, 35 of Lexington Park, located a capsule of suspected heroin inside of it.  Adams was on an unsecured bond from this incident when he attempted the armed robbery.

St. Mary’s Sheriff Deputy Dustin McClure arrested Anthony Tyrone Adams on Dec. 9, 2019, for theft.

Following his arrest for five counts of theft and absconding with credit cards of another on Nov. 18, 2017, by St. Mary’s Deputy Kevin Molitor, Adams was found guilty in St. Mary’s District Court on March 27, 2018.

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When indicted by the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury in Circuit Court for eight counts of burglary, theft, and conspiracy to commit theft, Adams got a plea deal from St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on March 28, 2014. THE DEAL: Adams entered a guilty plea to burglary and was sentenced to serve eighteen months in the St. Mary’s County Jail.

IN another felony theft conviction in St. Mary’s Circuit Court, Anthony Tyrone Adams picked up a plea deal with Fritz and entered a guilty plea. THE DEAL: Adams was sentenced on Dec. 17, 2012, to prison for three years and six months.

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