Eric Baymon charged in Hagerstown armed robbery

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

A Greencastle-Antrim High School senior has been charged as an adult in connection with an armed robbery that involved a stolen handgun in Hagerstown, Md. Sunday night.

Hagerstown Police identified the teen as Eric Shaquille Baymon from Hagerstown. Baymon has been a student at G-AHS for at least two years and has been a member of the boys’ varsity basketball team. Court records listed Baymon’s address as 411 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Baymon, who was 17 when the alleged robbery occurred, turns 18 today.

Washington County Court records said that Baymon, along with Dennis Steven Marshall, 16, have been charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. In addition, Baymon was charged with possession of a firearm while under 21 years of age.

Authorities reported the pair as being from Hagerstown and said the charges stem from a robbery attempt in which a gun was held to the head of the clerk around 11 p.m. Sunday at Nadia's convenience store on West Franklin Street.

In court records Hagerstown police Officer Derek E. Marshall said what while on patrol on West Franklin Street he noticed a male crouch down in front of the store and after pulling into the parking lot he noticed another male holding a gun to another man’s head. Marshall said both suspects fled to Walnut Street and then toward Church Street.

Marshall stayed with the victim and another officer apprehended the pair walking on Walnut Street.

The officer said in court documents that the clerk related that he was closing the store and going to his car when two males came up behind him and yelled, "Give me your money, give me your money." The victim reported that when he turned around one of the suspects had a gun pointed inches from his face. The suspects were wearing masks or garments over their faces, according to court reports.

Police called in bloodhounds to search the Walnut Street area which netted a ski mask and a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun. The gun had been reported stolen by the Martinsburg, W.Va. Police Department. The dogs also found a Dupont racing jacket, a hooded sweatshirt and a sawed-off, 12-gauge shotgun on the back porch of a home in the 200 block of West Franklin Street.