Bond remains at $50,000 for woman charged in strong-arm robbery

January 04, 2012|By DON AINES |
  • Fantaisa Shantal Rivera
Submitted photo

HAGERSTOWN — A Hagerstown woman whom city police listed as a witness to an October shooting was in Washington County Detention Center Wednesday, accused of a December robbery.

Fantasia Shantal Rivera, 18, of 64 W. Antietam St., Apt. 8, had a bond-review hearing in Washington County District Court in Hagerstown Tuesday, where Judge Mark D. Thomas kept her bail at $50,000.

Rivera, whose first name is spelled Fantaisa in some court records, is charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault and theft of less than $100, according to court records.

The robbery was reported at 5:49 p.m. on Dec. 9 near the intersection of Winter and George streets, according to the application for statement of charges filed by Hagerstown police.

The victim reported she was walking home when two females approached her, one of whom she identified as Darnisha Monique Green, 19, of Washington, D.C., the charging documents said.

The victim told police she crossed the street to avoid them, but that the two females also crossed the street. The woman the victim did not know had a star or heart tattoo under one eye and asked for a cigarette, while Green asked for a dollar, the documents said.

Green, formerly of Hagerstown, and the other female then tried to steal the purse and a struggle ensued, which ended when Green grabbed the victim’s wallet from the purse, the documents said.

Green was arrested Dec. 19 on charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and theft of less than $100, according to court records. She was released on $5,000 bond the same day, the records said.

Based on a description, police obtained a photograph of Rivera, and the victim identified her from a photo lineup, the documents said. A photo from the detention center shows what appears to be a heart tattoo by Rivera’s right eye.

Police also list Rivera as a witness to the Oct. 17 shooting of her boyfriend, Colin Wesley Williams, on Jonathan Street near Weller Alley.

Williams, 18, of Hagerstown, survived a gunshot wound to the abdomen, but was charged with attempted murder in the Oct. 6 stabbing of Malik Scott near the intersection of George and High streets.

In that incident, Scott and another male were approached by a male and female armed with knives, according to charging documents. Scott tried to flee, but was later stabbed by the male, the documents said.

Dennis S. Marshall Jr., 17, of Hagerstown, was charged with shooting Williams on Oct. 17, but was not apprehended by police until Dec. 23.

Rivera, who was jailed Dec. 31 on the robbery charges, was charged as an adult in 2010 for hiding a gun in a playground following the accidental shooting of a 2-year-old boy, Mario Longus, inside a Little Elliott Drive apartment.

Rivera’s case was later transferred to juvenile court, where she was found delinquent for hindering and obstructing police and placed in a group home.

She also faces pending adult charges for theft and conspiracy to commit theft in September, and disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order in November, according to court records.

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