A Silver Spring man has been arrested and charged with the home invasion robbery where shots were fired inside of a Germantown townhouse on May 29.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged 27-year-old Ronald Leroy Stevenson, of the 1000 block of Ruatan Street in Silver Spring, for the May 29 home invasion robbery that occurred at a residence on Demetrias Way in Germantown.
On May 29, at approximately 12:01 a.m., 5th District officers responded to a residence in the 13600 block of Demetrias Way for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.
The investigation by detectives determined that shortly before midnight, on Monday, May 28, two male suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, forced entry into the occupied home. An adult victim in the home reported to detectives that she heard the sound of gunshots inside the home and went to investigate. The victim was confronted by the two suspects who then threatened her with the handgun and demanded cash. The suspects obtained property from the home and fled.
During the investigation, detectives determined that the suspects fired several shots while inside the residence. Some of which penetrated a wall of the home and entered a neighboring home. Responding officers checked on the residents of that home and no injuries were reported.
During the investigation, detectives developed Stevenson as a suspect. On June 9, Stevenson was arrested at a Germantown residence and charged with home invasion, robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is currently being held without bond.
Stevenson has had a number of run-ins with law enforcement since May of 2009, including three convictions, one for possession of CDS paraphilia in 2009, one for 2nd Degree Assault in Washington County in June of 2010, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest in in July 2016. In October 2017, Stevenson was charges with two counts of assault and was held without bond until the case was dropped in February of 2018. A little more than three months later, police say he was involved in an armed home invasion robbery where shots were fired.
If convicted of the most serious charges, home invasion and two charges of first-degree assault, Stevenson could face 25 years in prison for each count. If convicted all six charges against him, he could face a maximum of 140 years in prison.
Detectives urge anyone with information about this home invasion robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
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