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Two more charged in robbery, shooting in Frederick

April 08, 2010
  • Ashley Nicole Hewitt
Frederick (Md.) Police Department,

FREDERICK, Md. - Two more people have been charged following a robbery and shooting early Sunday at a Frederick apartment complex, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Kristene Lee Lattin, 23, has already been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery and theft, and one count each of attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery and attempted theft, and conspiracy to commit each of those offenses in the incident at Fieldpointe Apartments, police said.

Police said Wednesday an arrest warrant was issued for Calvin Walker Hester, age 21, charging him with attempted first degree murder, three counts of first- and second-degree assault, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery, one count of attempted robbery, two counts of theft, one count of attempted theft, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, handgun on person, three counts of reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit the robbery related charges, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.

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Information gathered during the investigation led detectives to a house in Germantown, Md., where Hester was believed to be staying since the incident, the release said.

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Police Department officers stopped a vehicle occupied by Hester and took him into custody, police said.

He was later served with the arrest warrant, police said.

Also in the vehicle was a woman suspected to be involved in the robbery, police said.

Ashley Nicole Hewitt, 19, of Frederick, was charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, robbery, theft and conspiracy to commit the robbery related charges, the release said.

Hester was being held without bound at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and Hewitt was being held on $65,000 bond, police said Thursday morning.

The shooting victim, Steven Ray Beitzel, 20, of Poolesville, Md., was taken to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and he was in stable condition Wednesday, police said.

Police said Lattin arranged to meet an acquaintance and two of his friends in the parking lot of 350 Fieldpointe Blvd. and, when they arrived, Lattin approached their car, but then walked away. Within seconds, a man jumped inside the car and robbed the occupants at gunpoint, police said.

After getting money, the man left the car, Beitzel ran after him and a confrontation ensued, police said. During the struggle, Beitzel was shot one time in the upper torso, and the shooter ran, police said.

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