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Police Arrest Man For Kidnapping, Attempted Murder, Robbery

Detectives are still searching for more suspects.

(Updated 4:53 p.m.) Montgomery County Police said three suspects were involved the kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder of a 31-year-old Germantown man.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer McNeal said one man — 24-year-old Quinnton Brown of the 8900 block of Footed Ridge, Columbia, Md., — was arrested. McNeal was unable to provide information about the other two suspects.

Held at gunpoint, the alleged victim was forced from his residence near Germantown Town Center, in the 19800 block of Crystal Rock Drive, at around 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, McNeal said. The man was driven to a nearby ATM and forced to withdraw cash, police said.

The suspects allegedly drove the man to a wooded area in Gaithersburg and forced him out of the car. The man reportedly fought the assailants and was shot at when he tried to run, police said.

But the man faked a gunshot wound, prompting the suspects to leave the scene, according to police.

Officers from the 6th district responded in Gaithersburg at around 8 a.m., McNeal said. Detectives from the 5th and 6th district investigative section are investigating the case.

Stay tuned to Patch as the story develops.

— Tiffany Arnold, Editor, Germantown Patch. This update was corrected to address an error in the prior verson. The correct the number of suspects is three.

(Original) A Germantown man barely escaped with his life last month after being kidnapped, robbed, and shot at by at least two men, police said.

Today, Montgomery County Police announced they have arrested one of those men: 24-year-old Quinnton Brown of the 8900 block of Footed Ridge, Columbia, Md.

On Jan. 22 the victim told police he was forced from his home in the 19800 block of Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown at gunpoint, police said. His assailants ordered him to get into his car and drive to an ATM.

At the ATM, at gunpoint, the victim was forced to withdraw cash, police said.

Once they had the cash, the suspects drove the victim to a remote area of Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg and forced him out of the car, police said.

They marched the victim into the woods at gunpoint, police said. Fearing for his life the victim physically fought the assailants and tried to run.

One of the suspects fired at the victim, but missed, police said. The victim pretended to be shot and fell, and the suspects fled, police said.

The victim suffered only minor scratches.

Police identified Brown as one of the suspects and found him in York, Pa., where he was arrested.

Brown and the victim know each other, police reported.

Brown is being held on $1 million bond while awaiting extradition to Maryland on Feb. 15, police said. He has been charged with attempted first degree murder, kidnapping, robbery, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, reckless endangerment and first degree assault.

Detectives are still searching for additional suspects.

Restricted Access February 03, 2012 at 10:42 PM
There is something not revealed in this story? Why this victim? Did the suspects know that he was in possession of an debit card with access to a local ATM? Or ... Did they just pick someone to rob at random? We need to know either way.
Sharon February 04, 2012 at 03:12 AM
And we need to know why exactly? Would one aspect justify the outright fact that two thugs held someone up @ gunpoint! Rhetorical question as response to two questions that seem so utterly ridiculous. Hummm! Or was that one of those 'curious minds need to know"? LOL!
jnrentz1 February 04, 2012 at 05:56 PM
The article states that the victim and defendant know each other.
Jazzi O July 22, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Yeah! Update "Q" was found not guilty for 1st and 2nd degree murder and the jury hung on all other charges. The victum was dishonest and his story didnt match his police report. He still had his work papers in his hand at the most machine video, he stated he was pushed down the step at his place of residence and was trying to hold onto something to keep from falling, which took place before the bank. HUMMMM! The victum stated not knowing the victim they worked together. Also no evidence where found to support his story...

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