Four Frederick residents face charges in stabbing, armed robbery at Motel 6

May 22, 2012|By DON AINES |

Three men and a woman, all from Frederick, have been charged in a stabbing and armed robbery Monday morning at the Motel 6 on Massey Boulevard in Hagerstown, according to a statement of probable cause filed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Tony Anthony Jones, 23, of 1153 Orchard Terrace is charged with attempted second-degree murder and multiple counts of armed robbery, robbery and criminal conspiracy, along with single counts of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He is being held on $1 million bond.

Kara Ann Day, 22, of 1601 W. Seventh St., Robert Heron, 26, of 6729 Black Duck Court and Karl Trabold, 22, of 6622 Gooseander Court are each charged with three counts each of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Heron and Trabold are also charged with three counts each of second-degree assault, court records said.
Day, Heron and Trabold are each being held on $500,000 bond.


Deputies were called to the motel at about 1 a.m. and found two of the victims, Brianna Poole and a 17-year-old female. A third victim, Madeline Beamish, had been taken to Meritus Medical Center with multiple stab wounds, the charging documents said.

Poole told investigators that a man came to the motel room with Day, whom she knew from work at a West Virginia strip club and who used the name Nadia at work, the documents said.

Day later left the room, at which time two other men entered the room, one of whom pulled a knife. The man pushed Beamish, 22, into the bathroom and stabbed her, the documents said.

Poole, 20, and the juvenile attempted to leave the room, but the other two men kept them from leaving.

Poole then got pepper spray from her purse and sprayed both men, the documents said.

Beamish and the third man, later identified as Jones, came out of the bathroom fighting and a “melee ensued,” the documents said.

Poole had a gash on her leg, and the juvenile was bruised, the documents said.

The four intruders fled the motel in a Jeep Cherokee with Maryland tags, the documents said.

Beamish, who had stab wounds to her legs and hands, told deputies that Jones also wrapped a cord around her neck while demanding cash, and she gave him her wallet.

However, as Jones was fleeing, Beamish said she tackled him, got her wallet back and ripped his shirt off, the documents said.

Beamish told investigators that Jones also dropped the knife.

Maryland State Police in Frederick County found the vehicle and the four suspects at an Econo Lodge in Frederick, the documents said.

Heron told police that Kara told them she knew where “several prostitutes were working,” and they planned to rob them, the documents said.

During the bond reviews for the four suspects on Tuesday, Deputy State’s Attorney Steven Kessell told District Judge Mark D. Thomas that each of them had been charged with various offenses in Frederick County in the past few weeks.

Jones was charged with assault, carrying a concealed dangerous weapon and altering identification on a handgun on May 17, court records said.

Day was charged May 4 with theft, and Heron and Trabold were charged with drug possession on May 13, the records said.

Day told Thomas via closed-circuit television from the Washington County Detention Center that she is pregnant and “the state gives me checks to take care of my mother.”

Thomas did not change reduce the bonds on any of the suspects.

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