Federal indictments issued for five men who kidnapped, robbed Maryland casino patron

Federal indictments issued for five men who kidnapped, robbed Maryland casino patron

The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Maryland was a bad place to be this past February

Five men charged with conspiracy to commit a kidnapping in connection with an incident that took place at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in National Harbor, MD, on February 3 have now been indicted by a federal grand jury. They had reportedly conspired to kidnap at gunpoint another individual they had met at the property and were busted, as most casino criminals are, by the casino’s array of video surveillance cameras located everywhere. Two of the five remain at large.

Christopher Allen “40” Young, Darius Lawrence “Mup” Young, Anthony Erik “Pain” Hebron, Lamar Jamal “Lou” Perkins and Tray David “Racks” Sherman conducted the misguided scheme. All are from Washington, DC, with the exception of Sherman, who is from Germantown, MD. Both Sherman and Christopher Young were apprehended and arrested on March 31 following a criminal complaint filed the day before on the exact same charge. Darius Young was already in custody on another related charge. At the moment, the authorities have yet to locate Perkins and Hebron.

Jonathan F. Lenzner, Acting US Attorney for the District of Maryland, announced the federal charges. According to the indictment, the five defendants had devised a plan to kidnap a person they met at the MGM Grand, and used various firearms to carry out their plan. The indictment explains that Sherman and Hebron were seen on security cameras, leaving the casino with the victim. Once the entire robbery was completed, officers were able to see both of the Youngs leaving the scene of the crime to return to their vehicle.

That’s when the victim was later found with blood running down his forehead, a swollen nose, and a cut over his eye and mouth. As a result of this whole horrific incident, if the defendants are convicted, they would all face a maximum sentence of life behind bars in a federal prison.

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