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Police Press Release - October 22, 2018

James Ernest Armentrout
James Ernest Armentrout

Western District



Shots Fired                                                                                                                 Odenton


     On 10/19/18 at approximately 1900 hours officers were dispatched to 2647 Evergreen Rd in Odenton to assist the fire department. Investigation revealed that the fire department responded to the address due to the homeowners burning a fire pit. After being told to extinguish the fire, the homeowner became upset, went into his residence, and shot a gun into the air as the fire department was leaving. Fire personnel left the scene and contacted police. Officers responded to the house and took the homeowner into custody without incident. A total of 34 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition were recovered from inside the house. There were no injuries and no property damage.


Suspect and Charges:

James Ernest Armentrout

DOB 11/29/1955

2647 Evergreen Road

Odenton, Maryland

-Discharging a firearm within 100 feet of a structure

-Reckless endangerment

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