News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Leonardtown, MD- On June 19, 2019, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies spoke with a taxi cab driver who advised that two males were picked up in Drayden and driven to Lexington Park. Once there, one of the males produced what the victim described as an Uzi-style handgun and demanded money.

The males then fled on foot. The victim was shown a lineup where the victim positively identified Anthony Albern Rice Jr., 18 of Drayden, and Kyjuan Tyrese Bush, 17 of Lexington Park, as the males who robbed the victim. When interviewed by detectives, Rice admitted to being part of the robbery.

Rice was charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, First-Degree Assault, Loaded Handgun on Person, Firearm Use in Violent Crime and Second-Degree Assault by Detective Brian Fennessey. Bush was identified by the victim as the one who had the handgun in the robbery.

Anthony Albern Rice Jr., 18 of Drayden

Bush was charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, First-Degree Assault, Loaded Handgun on Person, Firearm Use in Violent Crime, Fourth-Degree Burglary of a Dwelling by Det. Fennessey. Case # 35161-19

Kyjuan Tyrese Bush, 17 of Lexington Park

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