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Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Gregory Ross of Laurel, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery that was obtained by the Laurel Police Department on November 08, 2017.

According to the warrant, on October 20, 2017, in the 7900 block of Crows Nest Court in Laurel, MD, Ross and another suspect allegedly robbed a male victim at gunpoint while in his apartment. According to the warrant, Ross is alleged to have pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his money, after which they fled the scene. The warrant further states that the male victim owed Ross for the purchase of narcotics sale which occurred a month prior to the incident.

On November 29, 2017, deputies’ investigation determined that Ross could be located at a hotel in the 3500 block of Old Annapolis Road in Laurel, MD. Deputies went to the hotel where Ross was located and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Upper Marlboro Department of Corrections for processing.

Ross is also charged with Robbery, First and Second Degree Assault and Theft of $100 to under $1,500.

Burglary First Degree Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Luis Sorto of Hyattsville MD., on an arrest warrant for Burglary First Degree that was obtained by County Police by November 7, 2017.

According to the warrant, Sorto was alleged to have entered a residence by prying open the rear door in the 2000 block of Ravenswood Street in Hyattsville Md. Sorto entered the home without permission where he stole jewelry which valued at approximately $2,000.00. He fled the scene.

On November 7th, Deputies’ investigation revealed that Sorto was in the 830 of Berkshire Drive in Hyattsville, MD. Deputies responded, took him into custody after which he was transported to Prince George’s Police Department District I station for questioning. Sorto is also charged with Theft $1,500 to under $25,000.

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David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...