Suspect Charged in Attack at College Park Apartment Building
Demonte Antonio Spearman is accused of trying to rob a University of Maryland student at The Varsity.
Prince George's County police say they've made an arrest in connection with an attempted robbery last month at The Varsity in College Park.
Demonte Antonio Spearman, 21, of the 4700 block of Navahoe Street in College Park was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, attempted robbery, and two firearm counts, according to police.
Authorities allege that on the afternoon of Jan. 27, Spearman approached a male University of Maryland student in a common area of The Varsity (8147 Baltimore Ave.) and showed "what is believed to be a fake handgun."
According to police, Spearman demanded the victim's computer, but the man resisted and attempted to fight him off. When a second person came in the room to break up the fight, Spearman allegedly ran away. No injuries were reported.
Police had been seeking a suspect in the case for over a week when Spearman was arrested.
Spearman admitted to his involvement in the robbery during an interview with detectives, according to a statement from the PGPD.