SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 17-year-old boy is now charged as an adult after Montgomery County police say that evidence linked him to two carjackings.
Police arrested 18-year-old Jamall H. Thorton on Aug. 5 for a carjacking of an 84-year-old man in a parking garage in the 8500 block of 16th Street in Silver Spring. Police say the victim reported that there were two suspects but the second suspect involved in the carjacking was not located.
Police say, however, the stolen vehicle was processed for evidence and fingerprints were recovered. According to police, the fingerprints matched Thorton and 17-year-old Leroy Neil Brown.
Then, on Aug. 12, officers responded to a carjacking in Silver Spring, say police. Police tell us an officer found the car in the area of Second Avenue and Stratton Road and tried to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled on foot. A K9 officer and his K9 found the suspect and he was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as 17-year-old Leroy Neil Brown of Aspen Hill.
Police say Brown is now charged as an adult with the August 5 and August 12 carjackings. He remains in the custody.