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.

Hazzard Native February 09, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I say blame he parents...for naming him Elmo!
SA February 09, 2012 at 02:01 PM
The abuse is just about to begin for this "tough guy". There are plenty of thugs waiting for him in the pokey.
Ashley February 09, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Probably because people tend to want to "rehabilitate" people rather than just locking them up and forgetting the key. (Which personally, is what I think they should do after multiple arrests) People seem to forget that generally people who continue to get arrested are never going to change. They're so convinced that there is good in everyone that they will continue to give criminals multiple chances to "change". When really all they're doing is giving them another chance to commit another crime.
1ke February 09, 2012 at 02:29 PM
No such thing as a free lunch, unless you are the one locked up. Cost per year in DOC: $31,200. If Elmo lives until 72: $1,310,400. I can't tell you how to spend your money...er, our money. Hey, wait a minute...
Ashley February 09, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Would you rather he continue to roam the streets? Based on his criminal history I'd say he isn't going to change. So I'm curious, would you rather keep the money it would cost to keep a violent person off the street or would you rather know that he's locked up where he can't hurt anybody?
Tim February 09, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Tim February 09, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I'd rather they use the death penalty more. Not necessarily for him, but in general. The prison/rehab discussion is a never-ending and no completely correct answer debate that will rage forever though.
Tim February 09, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Wow, attempted first degree murder...and he's not locked up still?
Kai February 09, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Dorothy. I'm sorry for your loss. And a doubleThank you to the Sheriff's Department for their commitment to Harford County.
Ashley February 09, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I agree that there is no right answer for it, I'm just curious how 1ke feels in this situation. I think that some people can be rehabilitated, but I don't think that's the case with violent offenders (especially repeat ones). I agree with you on using the death penalty more (for violent crimes only, obviously) for but than again I'm more for an "eye for an eye" type of punishment. I think we go far to easy on many people and they don't learn their lesson from it. I think if we imposed harsher punishments on people they would think twice about what they're doing. I do agree with 1ke somewhat on how much money we spend housing criminals. I think they receive far too many luxuries in jail. Cable TV, full gyms, etc. They don't deserve those things. Feed them, clothe them, and keep a roof over them. That's all they deserve.
Tim February 09, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Ashley: Yep, we're basically on the same page. There's a place for rehab, and there's a point where you realize it's not working, and you (as a society) need to cut your losses.
Tim February 09, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Again, I'm not trying to reference this guy at all.... I'd like to think people reading this have a good idea of the type of candidate I'm referring to.
Ashley February 09, 2012 at 03:33 PM
It's nice to think that Tim, but people won't read the whole conversation and will just assume things. It happens all the time on here :)
Ashley February 09, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Especially if you say something someone doesn't agree with.
1ke February 09, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Ashley, I don't have enough detail. Juries get a better shot at figuring out what to do. A wise man once pointed out that dilemmas are problems that do not have solutions; therefore, the best you can do is try to manage dilemmas, presumably on a case-by-case basis.
Ashley February 09, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Fair enough.
Kai February 09, 2012 at 11:50 PM
On the topic of an eye for eye: Prison is a place. This place keeps the criminal isolated from the general public. But we've succumbed to assuming that Prison is the Punishment when it should be that Prison is one Place where some Punishment takes place. In this case of stolen money, I believe the criminal aught to be employed in hard labor in order to pay back the banks and community who lost their trust in him. This requires a work ethic, a job, responsibility, etc. Sitting in a jail doesn't build character. Hard work does.
Whip Filmore February 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Right there with ya Tim. The amount of money that we spend on prisoners is absurd, I much rather have them line em all up and take em out execution style and keep all of my tax money to myself. Traffic offenders too. I mean, if you get caught with a DUI, you've put so many people at risk, I think it's just safer that the cops shoot you right on the spot.
Paul Amirault February 10, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Interesting statistic, the US jails 20% more people per capita than the second place country in the world which is Russia. We are No. 1 for putting people in jail. We are either doing things very right or very wrong.
SNAKE DR. February 10, 2012 at 03:51 PM
We need to come up with a way for prisoners to earn their keep. Like a giant hamster wheels that create electricity.
anony mous February 12, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I'm not condoning what has happened of late.. but I can tell you he is a good guy at heart. the attempted murder charge- he and his best friend were drinking and driving and wrecked. his best friend was killed from the accident. get your facts straight please. thank-you
Paul Amirault February 12, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Not to be callous, but perhaps a significant amount of time behind bars will spread some goodness to his brain.
mark shipley February 12, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I say all of you that get on here an bash people you don't even know based on a sheet of paper that says all the things he has done wrong what about all the things he has done right its people like you why the world is going to shit so quick to judge somebody being incarcerated dose not teach u how to live in society it teaches you how to be a criminal. I mean your surrounded by criminals not successful people. I'm just saying there's more to somebody then a rap sheet.
Paul Amirault February 12, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Mark, have you ever robbed a bank?
mark shipley February 12, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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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