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Members of Germantown Street Gang Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges

The usual peace and quiet of a dead-end street in Germantown was shattered one afternoon in September by the sound of gunshots, as the specter of drugs, gangs and violence — which seems to be ever increasing in Germantown — came crashing in on a residential neighborhood on a Tuesday afternoon.

The violence that took place on the dead end of Weybridge Lane in Germantown led to a hit and run accident, a shootout, one man being shot in the stomach, and three men indicted for attempted murder.

This morning, Friday, December 15, three Germantown men — 20-year-old Joseph Anthony Brown, 19-year-old Jaison Williams, and 21-year-old Tyron Resean McCann — appeared in Montgomery County Circuit Court in front of Judge Robert Greenberg for a scheduling hearing. In November, all three were indicted on charges of Attempted Second-Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and other charges.

Court documents obtained by Germantown Pulse, tell the story of that September afternoon. It began at about 2:15 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 12 the three men went to a townhouse in the 19100 block Weybridge Lane with the intention to steal drugs from the occupants. Court documents state that the townhouse had already been under police surveillance for possible drug activity.

Police believe that the men, Brown and Williams — who are tied to a local criminal street gang known to police as the One Way Gang — went to the townhouse in a gold Honda Pilot SUV, while McCann remained with vehicle. They were invited into the dwelling by one of the occupants. According to court documents, Brown, who is known as “Joe Joe,” and Williams, who is known as “GBaby” or “G30”, and a male resident were talking in the foyer area of the unit. The two men demanded marijuana and did not want to pay for it. At this point, according to court documents, both Brown and Williams produced handguns and attempted to force their way further into the dwelling and rob the man.

The court documents say, Williams then fired a shot at the occupant which missed but became lodged into the wall behind him. At this point, the second occupant of the townhouse, who had been at the top of the steps on the second floor fired a number rounds from a .22 caliber rifle. One of the rounds struck Williams in the abdomen.

Police later found three bullet holes in the foyer area of the townhouse, two consistent with a .22 caliber rifle and one larger bullet hole in the garage wall, according to court documents.

After the gunfire from the second floor Brown and Williams fled the townhouse. They were spotted by a neighbor running away from the house and entering a gold Honda Pilot, said court documents. Police believe that Tyron McCann was behind the wheel of the SUV. McCann had been waiting one block over on Cider Barrel Drive, according to court documents. At 2:41 pm a citizen reported to police that she had just witnessed a hit-and-run accident on Cider Barrel Drive. She told police that she watched two 20-something males come running from the direction of the sound of the gunshots and get into the gold SUV. She then watched the SUV “reverse straight back down Cider Barrel Drive… at a high rate of speed” and strike the driver’s side door of a Mini Cooper parked at the intersection of Cider Barrel Drive and Regents Park Drive.

A few minutes later, at 2:47 pm Montgomery County Police received a phone call from the Germantown Emergency Center informing them that a man had just walked into the medical center suffering a gun-shot wound to the abdomen. The man was later identified as Jaison “G30” Williams, court documents state.

Williams was later transferred to Suburban Hospital in Silver Spring, where he was arrested on September 18. Brown was arrested and charged the following day. McCann was arrested when a gold Honda Pilot with damage to the right rear bumper was spotted and stopped by police in Damascus on September 22. McCann was driving the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the police officer noticed a one-inch by one-inch area of dried blood on the passenger seat of the Honda.

Court documents said that police soon discovered that McCann had been wearing a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet as result of an earlier arrest and guilty plea connected with identity fraud crimes committed in May of 2017 for which he was on probation.

Minute by minute GPS monitoring data showed McCann’s movements on the day of the Weybridge Lane shooting, said the court documents. The data shows McCann arriving at Weybridge Lane at 2:15 pm and at the parking lot of the Germantown Emergency Center at 2:25 pm.

On November 16, a Montgomery County Grand Jury handed down indictments charging Jaison Williams, 19, and Anthony Brown, 20, both of the 11700 block of Ashworth Court, and Tyron Resean McCann, 21, of the 21300 block of Purple Aster Court, with one count of Second Degree Attempted Murder; two counts of First-Degree Assault, one count of Conspiracy to Commit First-Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, and the Use of Firearms in Commission of a Violent Crime, according to Maryland Case Search.

All three are currently being held without bond at the Montgomery County Correctional Center in Boyds. All three face a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted on the Attempted Second-Degree Murder charge and a maximum of 25 years in prison for each First Degree Assault charge.

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