A fourth man was charged this week in connection with an armed robbery and barricade situation that occurred in Frederick late last month, according to court documents.
Kordell Trebor Stewart, 19, of the 1800 block of Spruce Peak Way in Frederick, was identified as one of the people involved in an assault and armed robbery that took place at 10:49 a.m. Oct. 30 in the 1300 block of Motter Avenue, but he had left before officers arrived and began a standoff with the other three men in a nearby apartment, according to charging documents filed Friday in Frederick County District Court. Stewart was identified through interviews with the alleged victim as well as the three other men charged in the case: Bennie Hampton, 22, Craig Alexander Walker, 32 and Edward Kiyewon Barnes, 24.
A warrant was issued for Stewart’s arrest the day of the robbery and he was taken into custody Friday on charges of armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a firearm in a violent crime and theft less than $100, as well as conspiracy counts for each of the listed charges.
While an assistant public defender representing Stewart at his bail review hearing on Friday argued that Stewart had shown police text messages that he believes will help exonerate him, Judge Eric Schaffer decided to keep Stewart in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for the time being.
“I believe public safety warrants withholding your bond pending your preliminary hearing,” Schaffer said, citing the serious and violent offenses of which Stewart is accused. “... Certainly if the detective develops further information we’d be willing to re-evaluate that at that time.”