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Man Charged in Fallston, Kingsville, Perry Hall Bank Robberies

Julius Elmo Montgomery of Bel Air has been arrested and charged with robbing three banks over the past three weeks.

Police say a man charged with robbing a Fallston bank on Monday is also responsible for robbing banks in Perry Hall and Kingsville last month.

A man entered the BB&T Bank in the 2400 block of Baldwin Mill Road in Fallston on Monday morning, passed a note to a bank teller, demanded money and ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, .

Within a half-hour, the man, identified by police as 30-year-old Julius Elmo Montgomery, was involved in a vehicle accident in the 13000 block of Baldwin Mill Road over the Baltimore County line in , according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the .

Montgomery, a resident of 1800 block of Selvin Drive in Bel Air, was charged on Monday with robbery and theft less than $1,000, court records show.

Harford County and Baltimore County investigators connected Montgomery with the of a in the 12000 block of Belair Road on Jan. 23 and a on the 4000 block of Schroeder Avenue on Jan. 28, according to Detective Cathy Batton, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman.

During both robberies, a man entered the bank and handed a note—implying that he had a weapon—to the teller, before stealing cash and leaving the scene, . Both robberies occurred along a 3.5-mile stretch of Belair Road.

Montgomery was charged on Tuesday with the Baltimore County robberies, Batton said, although warrants for his arrest are pending until he has "satisfied his obligations in Harford County."

Do you think most crimes are home-grown or from out-of-towners? Tell us in the comments.


Paul Amirault February 12, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Mark, I don't want to put words into other people's mouth as I don't know the man accused of these robberies. However, once you approach 30 years old you are held to a higher standard for your actions by society. Many second, third, and fourth chances are given by our justice system during the young adult phase of our life. In an attempt to correct bad behavior. The crimes he is charged with are extremely serious. If you were the Judge and if he was found guilty, what would be your sentence for bank robbery? You obviously know this man, but what would you do now?
Dianna February 15, 2012 at 06:14 PM
There are always two sides to every story and unless you know the facts then perhaps you should not sit in judgment. The attempted murder charge was related to the car accident, and the burglary charge was reported by a “pillar of the community”, a drug dealer, I can only assume it was a drug deal gone wrong. I am not justifying in anyway the crimes committed by Julius Elmo (family name, and really freaking petty to pick on). We should all be held accountable for our choices and face the resulting consequences; which is what will happen in this case. However, the courts will only address a symptom of the real issue. Perhaps this young man is beyond any real help but there are those who are young enough, who could potential, have a positive end to their story if provided real help.
Dianna February 15, 2012 at 06:18 PM
If you met this young man, without prejudice of reviewing his rap sheet, you would instantly like him. He has a family, friends and a good heart. He was not abused but he made poor choices in his early teen years, which most of us are guilty of, considering teenagers lack the ability to properly calculate risk. These poor choices resulted in a nasty drug habit. This in part was triggered by the tragic car accident in 1999; by the way he had permission to use the vehicle. He never dealt with the loss and couldn’t even talk about it; instead Julius numbed himself with drugs and alcohol. As to our wonderful legal system, if you are a serial killer or a pedophile you get psyche evaluations and treated as someone with a disease, therefore they are not actually “guilty” of their crimes. If you are a drug addict you get thrown in with general population with no treatment. If you think even one judge sentence Julius to rehab, you would be dead wrong. That only happens in Hollywood; rehab instead of jail time. His drug habit did not stop, in fact it flourished in prison, with nothing better to do and easy access, including from those entrusted to enforce the rules. Drugs change who you are and who you could have been. Something you would never consider in a “normal” state of mind becomes the only option while under the influence.
Mike Ashe April 20, 2012 at 06:28 AM
I believe non-violent and petty criminals, drug addicts and drunk drivers should be forced into work based programs funded by the state that will not only enhance our communities, but teach the felon a possible trade or something to use when his sentence is up. The city has too many boarded up houses, why shouldn't inmates be forced to fix them up and forced to give back to society? There are so many options its ridiculous, and may cost just as much or even less to execute than the average cost per inmate per year. If the individual does not abide by the rules or becomes a nuisance then he will be sent to a strict boot camp program for no less than 8 to 18 months. No visits, no phone. Forced to work, exercise, and attend ethic and cognitive based classes to change their lives. Those that mess that up will serve the maximium sentence in a real prison. Those who deserve to be locked up from society will remain. But i think the prisons should be more organized. Lifers in one prison. The others seperated by length of time and crime. Child Molesters and Rapists are the ones that should recieve the death penalty, serial killers, hate crimes, etc. Right now prisons have hardly any positive or productive opportunities for inmates to use if they want towards their advantage. Its sad. If the state or country wants to see the residivism rate drop, then they should obviously switch up which hasn't been working for decades.
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