On June 23, 2014 the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Central / South Region initiated a joint investigation regarding the armed robberies of a jewelry store and the New Market Pharmacy located in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. During both incidents detectives determined the same two African American males entered the businesses, produce a handgun and removed U.S. currency, jewelry, prescription medications and personal property of the victims. The victims were bound with duct tape and suspects then fled on foot from the business.
During the joint investigation two suspects were identified and efforts were made to determine the whereabouts of both men. During the investigation suspect Furman D. Troy Jr., age 43, was found to be residing in District Heights, Maryland and suspect Darrell C. Lee, age 46, was residing in Temple Hills, Maryland. Search warrants were obtained for both residences. On June 30, 2014 detectives, assisted by the Maryland State Police Special Tactical Assault Team Element, The Maryland State Police Apprehension Team-Greenbelt, Prince George’s County Police, The Southern Maryland Information Center (SMIC) and Maryland State Police, Forestville Barrack executed Search and Seizure Warrants at the suspect’s residences. Lee and Troy were both taken into custody without incident and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
Lee and Troy, Jr. were each charged with 3 counts of Armed Robbery, 3 counts of robbery, 3 counts of assault 2nd degree, 1st degree assault, possession of a handgun, 2 counts of use of firearm in commission of a violent crime, 3 counts of false imprisonment, theft of credit card, theft less than $1,000, theft scheme less than $1,000, theft $1,000 to $10,000. Both are being held in the St. Mary’s County detention center under no bond.
Darrell C. Lee
Furman D. Troy Jr.
SMCSO-Commander MSP- Acting Commander
Criminal Investigations Division CED-Central South Region
301-475-4200 Ext. 1925 410-953-8200