Reports of Germantown Robbery, Assault Lead to Arrest
Gaithersburg man charged with burglary, robbery and assault.
A Gaithersburg man faces criminal charges following reports of an alleged strong-arm robbery and assault in Germantown.
Terrance Whitaker, 20, of the 12000 block of Sheets Farm Road, was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, robbery and theft, according to Montgomery County District Court records.
The charges stem from two incidents reported along Scenery Drive, a Montgomery County Police spokeswoman told Patch.
At around 4 p.m. Aug. 26, according to court records Patch obtained, Whitaker went to a residence in the 19500 block of Scenery Drive in reference to a prior argument with a woman there. When the woman asked Whitaker to leave and told her son to call police, Whitaker allegedly pushed the son and took his cell phone, the court records state.
About an hour later, police received a call for a burglary in progress in the 11400 block of Scenery Drive. Police allege that Whitaker broke into the home of and assaulted a former acquaintance, a female, the court records state.
Whitaker was taken into police custody at the scene.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 21.