William James Cooper
Leonardtown, MD – On April 4, 2019 at approximately 9:42 p.m., William James Cooper, 32 of no fixed address, entered the Subway restaurant at Merchants Lane in Leonardtown. Cooper placed a knife to the neck of an employee of the store and demanded money. During the robbery, Cooper cut the victim, which caused minor injuries, before fleeing the area in a vehicle.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies located and apprehended Cooper, who was processed and charged at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown.
Cooper was charged by St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division detectives with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, armed robbery, robbery and theft, $100 to under $1,500
Cooper is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and is awaiting an appearance before a District Court Commissioner.