Annapolis police charged a 24-year-old man in connection with two armed robberies in the city after finding a ghost gun in his SUV during a traffic stop. Ghost guns are partially assembled weapons, that do not have serial numbers, that a person puts together on their own.
Police say that De’Lass Troy Reid is now under arrest in connection with the shooting of two men while attempting to rob them. Last week, investigators filed more armed robbery charges against Reid after linking another firearm, allegedly brandished by Reid to the June 11 shooting. Media reports indicate that detectives also have connected Reid’s SUV to a separate armed robbery on May 28. In that incident, a woman reported that a man pointed a handgun at her head and demanded her cellphone and purse while she was walking on Chesapeake Avenue. Detectives reportedly viewed surveillance footage from businesses throughout Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City, where the woman’s credit card was being used after the robbery, and spotted his vehicle.
Reid is now at the Jennifer Road Detention Center and is being held without bail. He is being represented by the public defender’s office. In addition to the robbery cases, Reid also faces credit card theft charges from that incident in May. He is scheduled for preliminary hearings in Anne Arundel District Court in July and August.