7 arrested in brutal beating, robbery of teen in Md.

10:30 AM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Howard County police say they have arrested and charged seven teenagers as adults in the assault and robbery of a Columbia teen earlier this month.

The 16-year-old male victim was walking in the area of Hayshed Lane and Yellowrose Court in Columbia on Aug. 2 shortly after 10 a.m. when a group of male teenagers riding in a black SUV approached him, report police.  The teens exited the car and began punching and stomping him, according to police. The 16-year-old told officers the other teens stole his iPhone and cash.

The victim suffered a fractured jaw in the assault, say police, and was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has since been released, according to police.

Detectives later identified 17-year-old Drew Jeremiah Abraham, who drives a 2003 black Ford Explorer, as a possible suspect. Six other suspects were later identified, but police say there may be additional suspects.

The following people have been charged with first- and second-degree assault, robbery, theft and reckless endangerment:

• Drew Jeremiah Abraham, 17,

• Shareff Abdul Malik Aroi, 16

• Dario Glendell Burley, Jr., 17

• Abdul Rahman Cole, 16

• Jeffrey Michelet Francois, 18

• Davon Phillip Jones, 16

• Ike Oheneba Lawrence, Jr., 16

The suspects, who are all from Laurel, have been released on bond, say police

Anyone with information should call 410-313-STOP.

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