MURDER USA Baltimore cop Eric Glenn Banks Jr tried to take arresting officers gun as he was being hauled away from scene of stepson’s dead body found hidden in wall
CURTIS BAY, MD. – Anne Arundel County Police reported that on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police met with Latrice Nicole Banks regarding a child custody dispute. The mother was in the area to pick up her teenage son who had been with the stepfather at the family’s home on Stoney Point Way in Curtis Bay, Md.
Police said that initially officers were told by the stepfather, Eric Glenn Banks Jr., 34, that the fifteen-year-old teenager left the residence leaving his belongings behind.
Officers responded to conduct a check on the welfare of the teenager and in the upstairs of the home they found a cloth covering a hole in the wall, which Banks, a Baltimore City Police Officer currently on suspension, told the Anne Arundel officers was where he kept his gun safe. Instead, to the horror of the officers, they found the lifeless body of his stepson, Dasan Jones, stuffed in the wall.
Officers immediately began rendering aid until relieved by fire department personnel.
“He grabbed my departmentally issued Glock by the handle and flipped the hood down to my holster in a clear attempt to disarm me. Banks stated multiple times ‘You’re gonna have to end this.'”Charging Document
Banks was present at the scene and became combative and tried to disarm an officer, saying that he just wanted to end it all right there. The officer requested assistance and several officers responded to the scene and were able to safely take Eric Banks into custody. Court charging documents quote the officer as writing: “He grabbed my departmentally issued Glock by the handle and flipped the hood down to my holster in a clear attempt to disarm me. Banks stated multiple times ‘You’re gonna have to end this.'”
Also present at the time police arrived at the home were two children belonging to the couple, who were unharmed.
Anne Arundel County Homicide and Evidence Collection Unit personnel arrived on the scene to begin the process of gathering evidence. Several search warrants were executed as multiple items of evidence were collected. Police say that several witnesses were located and interviewed in regard to the incident. An autopsy is being conducted by the Maryland Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death, and charges of murder may be pending by the Anne Arundel States Attorney.
Eric Glenn Banks Jr. (DOB 6/13/1987) of 1448 Stoney Point Way, Curtis Bay, Maryland. Banks is represented by attorney Warren Brown, of Baltimore for charges filed in Anne Arundel District Court on July 6, 2021. Banks was charged in Anne Arundel District Court by Anne Arundel Police Officer Fath with the following: first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempting to disarm a police officer, resisting and interfering with an arrest, failing to obey lawful orders of an officer.
On July 8, 2021, Anne Arundel District Court Judge Danielle M. Mosley ordered Banks held without bail pending a preliminary hearing on August 4, 2021.
Court records show that Latrice Banks sought a domestic violence order against Baltimore Police Officer Eric Banks Jr. on June 25, 2021, in Anne Arundel County District Court. Retired Baltimore City District Court Judge Ronald A. Karasic presided over the victim’s request for a temporary protective order on June 28, 2021.
A temporary protective order to bar Eric Banks, should he be released from jail, from any contact with Latrice Banks, was issued on July 7, 2021, and a final hearing is set for July 13, 2021.
Eric Glenn Banks Jr. filed for a protective order against Latrice Nicole Banks on May 8, 2021, in District Court for Anne Arundel County in Glen Burnie. A temporary protective order was issued by Retired District Court Judge Jonas D. Legum on May 10, 2021, and a hearing set for May 17, 2021, was cancelled.
Latrice Nicole Banks, of the same address on Stoney Point Way as Eric Banks, has a pending trial for theft in Anne Arundel County District Court on September 23, 2021. Anne Arundel Police officer Napier filed the criminal theft charges involving value between $1,500 to under $25,000 on May 8, 2021. Attorney Joshua Ortega is the attorney for Latrice Banks, according to court records.
Eric Glenn Banks Jr. and Latrice Nicole Banks bought the home on Stoney Point Way in 2019 for $246,000.
GOFUNDME for Dasan Jones who was found inside a wall in his stepfather’s home in Curtis Bay, Md.