Last of three teens charged in robbery has case transferred to juvenile court

Iydae Anthony Bostic was charged as an adult with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, assault, carrying a handgun and other offenses in robbery near Hagerstown High

March 28, 2013|By DON AINES |

The last of three teenagers charged in a robbery last summer — one of them a previous North Hagerstown High School football star — had his case transferred to juvenile court Thursday during a hearing in Washington County Circuit Court.

Judge Dana Moylan Wright granted a request from the attorney for Iydae Anthony Bostic be transferred from adult to juvenile court, a recommendation in line with a report prepared by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.

Bostic, 17, whose address was listed at Mount Vernon, N.Y., was charged as an adult with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, assault, carrying a handgun and other offenses in a July 27, 2012, robbery near the North Hagerstown High School football field, according to charging documents filed by Hagerstown police.

Also charged in the incident were two other teenagers, Phillip Samuel Butler, 17, and Kyle Ian Dorsey, 16, both of Hagerstown, court records said. Butler’s case was transferred to juvenile court in February and Dorsey’s in November, according to court records.


As a junior, Butler was The Herald-Mail’s Washington County Offensive Football Player of the Year for 2011 after setting school records for rushing touchdowns (24), total touchdowns (26), points scored (158), rushing yards (1,743) and all-purpose yards (2,006).

Deputy State’s Attorney Steven Kessell told Wright that Bostic was “the last of three individuals charged in connection with the robbery.” The other two had been adjudicated and committed for placement with the Department of Juvenile Services, he said.

When Bostic has his hearing in juvenile court in April, he is expected to make an admission to robbery and be placed on supervised probation, Kessell told Wright.

Wright ordered Bostic to be held in a juvenile facility until that hearing. Court records said Dorsey had been in the county detention center since August.

On July 27, Bulter arranged by telephone for two teenagers to meet Bostic and Dorsey near the football field to trade a pair of sneakers, charging documents said. Instead, Bostic grabbed a bag containing the sneakers and other belongings of one of the teenagers, the document said.

When one of the teenagers took out a cell phone to call police, Bostic demanded he hand it over, while Dorsey pulled up his shirt to reveal what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband, the charging document said.

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