TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) -- Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the robberies and rapes of two Baltimore County men that were reported just a day apart last month, according to police.
James Darnell Johnson, 27, of Chesterfield Avenue, and Shakir Agyei Mitchell, 23, of York, Pennsylvania, are accused of carrying out the attacks on two victims who say they were sexually assaulted and then robbed at gunpoint.
Both suspects are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center on felony charges of first-degree assault, first-degree sex offense, false imprisonment, first-degree burglary, armed robbery, and other related counts, according to online court records.
On March 6, a Dundalk man told investigators he offered two men in a dark-colored SUV $10 for a ride home from work. When they got there, the driver pulled out a handgun and threatened to kill the victim unless he did what they said, the victim said. Once they went inside, the driver allegedly restrained the victim and then sexually assaulted him. Before they left, the victim said, the second suspect stole his television, clothes and some cash.
The next day, officers dispatched to a home in Woodlawn discovered a man bound at his hands and feet. He told investigators the plans he had made with another man on the classifieds website Craigslist had taken an unexpected turn when two men showed up at his door instead, both of them armed with guns. Things turned violent once the men entered the home, he said, and one of them sexually assaulted him before they took off with his video game system and cash.
Detectives later identified the suspects as Johnson and Mitchell. Now they're trying to find out whether the pair are responsible for any similar offenses. Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call (410) 307-2020.
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