A Bel Air man has been charged with assault and theft in the weekend armed robbery of a gas station in the Rock Spring area.
Luke Raymond Johnson, 30, of the 800 block of Chesney Lane, was charged with armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, theft less than $1,000, possession of a drug other than marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug equipment.
Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, a man wearing a white cloth over his face walked into the Sunoco located at 1451 Rock Spring Road, and demanded cash, according to a release from Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack.
When the clerk paused, the man, who police identified as Johnson, allegedly pulled out a box cutter-style knife and threatened the clerk, the release states.
Several witnesses told police they saw the suspect climb into a white van with a construction company name on it and drive away.
Company representatives provided troopers with employee information and possible location of the truck. Troopers then went to a home in the 800 block of Chesney Lane where they found Johnson dressed in clothing matching the robber's description, according to the release.
Troopers also recovered drug paraphernalia containing suspected heroin and a knife like the one described by the Sunoco clerk, the release states.
Johnson was taken into custody at his Chesney Lane home without incident. He was being held on $250,000 bail at the Harford County Detention Center Wednesday.