Police Charge 2 With Attempted Murder in Delivery Men Robberies

Food delivery drivers from Perry Hall and Parkville were attacked and robbed by by men luring them into a trap, court records show.

Two Baltimore men face life in prison after they allegedly twice attacked and robbed Perry Hall and Parkville food delivery men, court records show. 

Police described two incidents in which the two men called food delivery drivers, luring the victims into a trap near the apartments in the unit block of Raylon Drive. 

One of the victims, a 57-year-old man, remained in hospital care as of Tuesday after suffering serious injuries from the assault last week, Lt. Ron Brooks, of Precinct 9 White Marsh, said. 


Police arrested the suspects Steve Everette,19, and Craig Oliver Jr., 20, on March 28 and charged them both with attempted murder, as well as multiple assault, robbery and theft offenses, according to the statement of charges.  

Investigators traced phone records and used evidence from the scene of the crimes to track down the men reportedly responsible, Brooks said. 

The penalty for attempted murder is life in prison, if convicted. Bail has been denied for both individuals. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 26 in District Court. 

Police first responded to the unit block of Raylon Drive on March 16. Officers found a bloodied delivery driver from Venus Pizza who has subsequently lost a tooth after being attacked, police noted in their report. 

The delivery driver said he was in the area doing his job—bringing food to an apartment at 11:08 p.m. on March 15. The driver called the men who phoned in the order to tell them that their pizza, subs and soda had arrived, reads the statement of charges. 

The delivery driver told police he didn’t remember what happened next.

When he came to, the driver realized that his wallet, cell phone, keys, the food he was delivery and the petty cash belonging to Venus Pizza were all missing. The total value of the stolen items equaled $1,743.69, according to the charging documents. 

Police interviewed the elderly woman living at the address the suspects provided Venus Pizza. She confirmed that she had not ordered from the pizza shop that evening. 

The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police again responded to the unit block of Raylon Drive on March 26. Only this time, the suspects’ alleged victim could barely communicate after the beating he suffered. 

It was 10:12 p.m. when they found the 57-year-old delivery driver from China Taste. 

“[The officer] found [the victim] with multiple contusions and lacerations to this face, which was bleeding profusely and observed that he could barely speak or walk,” the statement of charges reads. 

The driver told police that he had been robbed, although could not talk well enough to say how much cash was stolen. The man was immediately taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Trauma Center, “where he was later placed into an induced coma to preserve his airway,” the court record shows. 

A resident of the apartment complex who was taking out the trash at the time witnessed the scuffle. He told police that he saw one man punching the delivery driver while the other watched. The suspects drove away in a silver sedan when they saw the witness watching nearby.  

Police again interviewed the elderly woman residing at the address the victims gave. She again denied ordering food that evening. 

Investigators traced the phone numbers used to call in the orders, linking the pre-paid phones to their getaway car—a silver Toyota Corolla. 

Police tracked down both suspects at their homes after obtaining a warrant to search the vehicle, which is believed to have also been used in the commission of other crimes. 

Oliver, who resided in the 2800 block of Round Road in Brooklyn, confessed to attacking and robbing the delivery men, while Everette, of the 4100 block of Rokeby Road, was the driver. 

Asked why he beat the China Taste delivery driver so severely, Oliver told police, “it was because he wouldn’t stop screaming and that he was concerned that a neighbor would hear them,” the statement of charges reads. 

“He further stated that the plan during both incidents was to knock the victims out with one punch so they wouldn’t make any noise and then take their money,” the report continues. 

Oliver said he and Everette stole a total of $80 from the man they placed in critical care. 

Between both incidents, the suspects stole a total of $1,823.69 between cash and the value of cell phones and food. 

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Tracey April 03, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Kelly Lee April 03, 2013 at 05:39 PM
I grew up in this apartment complex and it was always a quiet nice place to live. My mother still lives in that direct area so this is scary. I would like to know what connections these delinquents have to the area. Why would they randomly pick Raylon Cir. twice? I hope those kids get life in prison without the possibility of parole, they don't deserve a second chance. Hoping the gentlemen from China Taste a speedy recovery.
Kelly Lee April 03, 2013 at 05:40 PM
They are my favorite place in PH. They have the best food.
You April 03, 2013 at 05:58 PM
2 smug savages
Nick DiMarco (Editor) April 03, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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buzzyb April 03, 2013 at 07:20 PM
I agree with you. I used to live in Burnam Woods and the complex is at the end of a dead end street. They had to know someone there at one time and knew that there usually was not a lot of traffic on Raylon Dr. at that time of night. Good job Balto County PD.Now let's hope justice will be served.
Andrew April 03, 2013 at 07:23 PM
this place was probably chosen because its a nice area(perry hall) and its right off of 95 so they can get away quick. I am assuming they don't live in the area, but could be wrong.
Andrew April 03, 2013 at 07:32 PM
looking up the case information they both live in the city.
Parkvillehoney April 03, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I pray the good citizens and judges of Baltimore County don't let these "scumbags" walk. I am sick and tired of PBJ or suspended sentences. They could have killed their victims. A message has to be sent to criminals that their crimes will not be tolerated in an orderly society. What a waste of a young life. Now I hope they both pay the consequences of their actions.
Tim April 03, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Destined for prison, I'm sure their parents are proud of their contribution to society! nice job by the BCPD at capturing these guys. Let's see'em locked up for 30 years now.
Red Dolphin April 04, 2013 at 01:47 AM
i wonder if the perps had a so called "hitching post" in the area, like third persons residence in the area whot they hung out with? I've known the delivery driver and his family for over 20 years,,,,,,,,,,, please pray for his full recovery . Only an animal would commit this kind of beating on a man and over a few dollars ? makes no sense does it ? what a society we have become .we've really raised our young people with great values and character huh ?
Grace B. April 04, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Kudos to the BCPD!!! Job well done! If the crime committing scum bags realize that they won't end up right back on the street if they commit a crime in Baltimore County, maybe they will eventually stay away. Thankfully, bail for these two was denied.
John L. April 04, 2013 at 12:51 PM
These crimes are outrageous and the 'perp' should get the max. They don't deserve any less. Good work by the B.Co.P.D. Thanx!
CarneyGirl April 04, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Amen! Thank you to the excellent police follow-thru on this horrible crime. These scum bags need to rot and should have to pay off his medical expenses for the rest of their pathetic lives. An eye for an eye I say. This is an example of the evil world we live in today. People don't take responsibility for their actions. They can't think for themselves and are willing to hurt or kill others just so they can buy materialistic junk or drugs. They view people as objects instead of fellow mankind. To honor the victims in this event I hope the members of the Parkville/Perry Hall community do a random act of kindness in his honor today. Be kind to one another, hold a door open, pass someone and say hello and smile, let someone change lanes instead of speeding up, help your neighbors. Let's spread kindness in our community!
Andrew April 04, 2013 at 03:38 PM
i would be interested to see what happens with the case. The Oliver kid confessed to it all so in my mind he should get life in prison, right? the other will unfortunately get less, but why do i feel like both are going to get something far less then life..
Ye Momma Ugle April 04, 2013 at 03:41 PM
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Andrew April 04, 2013 at 04:36 PM
All areas surrounding the city will have these issues especially if near a main artery from the city(including Hartford/Belair rd), but this crime happened in Perry Hall so i am not sure what your disconnect is. With that said, If given the option I would take the interstate with its 4 lanes, no red lights, and higher speeds any day.
NottinghamFamily April 04, 2013 at 04:56 PM
LOL did you mean blithering? Regardless of the span of the highway, the common references to the highway have always been used by low life criminals for a quick entry and exit regarding more profitable neighborhoods for their crimes. The proximity of the bus stops to more economically viable interests now provide yet another way to get into the area indiscreetly. I don't think you have to remind us about the destruction of areas further down Harford and Belair Roads. Sadly, many of us fled our nice, well kept neighborhoods when they were destroyed by others. We are far from "sheeple" although I don't use that word because it's well, frankly, used out of ignorance for real issues that matter and it a blanket, "catch-all" phrase when someone can't come up with anything more educated to say. Typing in caps just enhances the whole effect and doesn't bother most people.
Just my opinion April 04, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Congratulations Baltimore County PD! Job well done. Now let's hope the prosecutor does his/her job equally well and put them behind bars FOR LIFE. As for the car and ANY AND ALL of their possessions, let's sell them all off and give the monies to the victims.
teech April 05, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Don't kid yourself...they will probably get a slap on the wrist or at best serve about 4 years....you all know the story. Yes great job BCP...now let's hope the judges do THEIR job and protect the people. Gosh they live in the city....hmmmmmmmmm.
John April 07, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Don't worry! If they had killed the people, they wouldn't have gotten the death penalty thanks to O'Malley!
james smith April 07, 2013 at 06:33 PM
They will probably get only 30 days each because they were so cooperative with investigators. If the delivery men had been carrying guns, these two misfits would be in the hospital (or cemetary) instead of the delivery men, and taxpayers would have saved a lot of money.
james smith April 07, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Who cares where they live?!!! They should not be alive at all!!!!
Red Dolphin April 07, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Sad,John K. so sad.......... question : did they link these two criminals that robbed and beat up my friend from China Taste to the Venus Pizza delivery drivers robbing?
Vachina April 08, 2013 at 04:18 AM
Fry um ... O wait we can't ... Thanks omally .... So where do we plan on housing these sparkling, modeling individuals when we run out of room in our prisons... Omally's house sounds good to me.
Hummingbird April 08, 2013 at 05:08 AM
I am so sorry to hear this! I think he is the same driver that delivered food to me earlier that night from China Taste. God Bless him with a complete recovery.
Hummingbird April 08, 2013 at 05:22 AM
Thank you to the Police for getting these Thugs off the street!!
Loomis April 08, 2013 at 12:13 PM
i hope they rot in prison
Paul April 08, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Unfortunately the death penalty can't be used to get these maggotts out of society for good. I'd like to think that they would rot in jail forever, but they'll be out in short order so they can be rehabilitated and become good contributing citizens....RIGHT! Or am I just being so insensitive to the rights of these two poor misunderstood fellows?


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