Teen charged as an adult in carjacking of pregnant teacher

Apr 24, 2018

Detectives from the Baltimore County police carjacking unit have made two arrests in connection with the Friday carjacking of a pregnant teacher at Villa Cresta Elementary School.  Investigators say 16-year old Tyana Holmes has been charged as an adult with carjacking, robbery, and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

16-year old Tyana Keyshawn Holmes
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Holmes is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Police say a 14-year-old girl has also been charged as a juvenile and will remain unidentified. Detectives from the carjacking unit continue to work to identify the other two girls involved. They’re also still looking for the black Kia Sportage stolen from the teacher, who is in good condition. Anyone who has information on the additional two suspects or the location of the stolen Kia is asked to contact Baltimore County police

Longtime Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown—who doesn’t have a client in the case, talked with WEAA’s Julius White about how a juvenile, such as Holmes, can be charged as an adult.

Attorney Warren Brown
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