Justin David Gegor

Prince Frederick, MD – A Calvert County who allegedly accosted a woman at a Dunkirk shopping center in early January was indicted Feb. 22 by a grand jury. A three-count indictment against the defendant—Justin David Gegor, 29 of Chesapeake Beach—was handed down by the panel. Gegor one count each of carjacking, robbery and second-degree assault. The first two charges are felonies.

According to a statement of probable cause, which was filed in District Court by Detective Edward Yates of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 4 at approximately 5 p.m., a citizen called 911 and reported an attempted carjacking/armed robbery. The citizen told police she was shopping at Walmart. “As the citizen returned to her vehicle she noticed a male she did not know leaning on a silver sedan parked close to her vehicle,” Yates stated. As the woman entered her vehicle “the suspect opened her driver door, claimed he had a handgun as he grasped a dark item inside his hooded sweatshirt.” The victim told police she believed the item was a black handgun. She told police the suspect physically forced her from her driver seat into the passenger seat and demanded her car keys. The victim told police the suspect yelled at her, “give me the [expletive] keys.” The victim then began to scream for help “at which time a witness noticed the commotion,” Yates stated. “The male suspect fled and entered a silver, four-door sedan. The witness described the suspect as a white male in his mid-20s wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt and a black mask. The witness described the suspect vehicle as a silver Nissan four-door sedan. A black mask suspected to have been used in the robbery, was located in the Walmart parking lot where the suspect vehicle was reported to have been parked.”

The witness was able to provide police with a possible tag number of the suspect vehicle. A search of Motor Vehicle Administration data indicated the car was registered to Gegor. When police responded to Gegor’s residence, a vehicle matching the description bearing the suspect tag number was parked in the driveway, with an interior light on and a warm hood. Outside the house, deputies could see Gegor “moving around frantically.” He attempted to leave the house from a rear exit but deputies positioned in the rear of the home directed him to meet him at the front of the house. He complied and was interviewed by Yates.

“Justin Gegor first denied leaving his home all day,” Yates stated. “He later recanted by stated he had only gone to a local liquor store. When told his vehicle was witnessed in Dunkirk, Gegor changed his alibi again.” In the court documents, Yates tells of the defendant admitting he was at the shopping center at the time the victim was accosted but added that Gegor “became uncooperative when asked about the alleged incident. Yates stated that he (Yates) “believed that Justin Gegor was being deceptive and was withholding information during this interview.”

Gegor was arrested and charged. Since his arrest he has been held without bond. The case against Gegor will be prosecuted by Calvert County Assistant State’s Attorney Timothy J. Maher. Court records show when Gegor’s case was in District Court he was represented by attorney Robert H. Harvey Jr. A trial date has not been set at this time.

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