LEXINGTON PARK, MD – Maryland State Police have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping on Thursday in St. Mary’s County.

The suspects, George Sewell, 50, of Lexington Park, Maryland,  Toinette Lathon, 55,  of Waldorf Maryland, and Quadre Simmons, 26, of Lexington Park, Maryland, are charged with first- and second-degree assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and armed robbery. Additionally, Sewell had an outstanding arrest warrant through the Division of Parole and Probation. Simmons was also issued a civil citation for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. All three were taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

According to a preliminary investigation, troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, along with deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, responded shortly after 10 p.m. to a 911 call from a motel in the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, Maryland on a report of an armed robbery in progress. Upon arrival, the victim was located inside a vehicle parked at the motel. The suspects were at the scene as well.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects went to the victim’s motel room, knocked on the door, entered the room and after displaying a baseball bat, demanded money from the victim.  The victim was forced into the suspects’ vehicle with plans to rob him of money. Police arrived before the suspects could leave. They were arrested at the scene.

The case remains under investigation.