Second Suspect Charged with Armed Carjacking, Armed Robbery of Popeyes

Montgomery County Police say that detectives have arrested and charged 30-year-old Kevin Smith with the armed carjacking on White Oak Vista Ct. and the armed robbery of the Popeyes on Lockwood Dr. that occurred on November 10.

MCPD stated in a press release that detectives identified Smith as the second suspect involved in the armed carjacking and armed robbery of Popeyes. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith on November 27, charging him with armed carjacking and robbery-related offenses.

On November 30, officers located Smith in a vehicle near Castle Blvd. and Briggs Chaney Rd. and attempted to arrest him. As soon as Smith exited the vehicle, he ran away towards the Sport Chevrolet dealership, located in the 3000 block of Automobile Blvd., where he concealed a black fanny pack under a vehicle.

Smith was chased by officers to Columbia Pike, where he attempted to leave the scene in a vehicle occupied by an adult female and a child. Smith was arrested after officers removed him from the vehicle.

In the parking lot of Sport Chevrolet, officers located a loaded 9mm Glock handgun inside a fanny pack.

Smith was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Center, where he is currently being held without bond. In addition, Smith was charged with attempted carjacking and multiple firearms-related offenses, since he is an individual who is prohibited from possessing firearms.

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