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Posted on: July 22, 2022

FPD arrests two in commercial robbery

THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

The Frederick Police Department has identified and arrested two men who committed a commercial robbery.


On July 22, 2022, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Frederick Police responded to a convenience store in the 200 Block of Amber Drive.


Officers from the Frederick Police Department and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded quickly and started gathering suspect’s information from a victim and witness.  Units quickly set up a perimeter and started to canvass for the suspects.


Deputy Smith, of Frederick County Sheriffs Office, observed a suspicious vehicle that was occupied with two individuals that fit the description of the robbery suspects. The vehicle was leaving from the immediate area within minutes of the robbery being reported to 911. At approximately 12:35 a.m., deputies and officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle approximately one mile from the location of the robbery.


Mr. Markel Demar Lyles-Smith, 24, was found in possession of the following:

• 9mm black Beretta 92-FS handgun

• 45 grams of crack cocaine

 

An investigation determined Lyles-Smith and Jaleiqk Cortez Onley, 20, were dropped off by a female near the convenience store where she was told to wait and they were going to purchase marijuana for her. Lyles-Smith and Onley then committed the armed robbery with the handgun and fled back to the vehicle.


The charges are as follows:


Charged:

Markel Demar Lyles-Smith, date of birth (6.10.1998)

12520 Viers Mill Road, Rockville MD

 

Charges:

Possession with intent to distribute Crack Cocaine 

Possession of Crack Cocaine

Possession with intent to distribute Crack Cocaine within 1000 feet of a school zone

Armed Robbery

Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery

Use of Firearm in the commission of a felony

Handgun in vehicle

Loaded handgun in vehicle

Handgun on person

Loaded handgun on person

 

 

Charged:

Jaleiqk Cortez Onley, date of birth 2/11/2002

22 Steiner Way, Frederick MD

 

Charges:

Armed Robbery

Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery

 

Lyles-Smith and Olney both appeared in front of the district court commissioner where they were held without bond.


This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department, the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office, and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Date of incident: 7/22/22

Incident Type: Armed Robbery/ CDS / Firearm Investigation

Incident Case Number: 2022-055125

Investigating Officer: Det. Yackovich

Author of release: Sgt. Grigsby

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