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Police Press Release February 3, 2017

Southern District

 

Burglary/Shooting                                                                                                     Lothian

 

On February 2, 2017 at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers responded to the unit block of Mullen Lane in Lothian for a trespassing.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male subject suffering from two gunshot wounds.  The investigation revealed that the male broke into a residence on Mullen Lane.  He was confronted by the homeowner and his wife, who attempted to remove him from their home.  The homeowner shot intruder, striking him in the leg.  The intruder retaliated with a piece of steel reinforcing bar (rebar) when he was shot a second time by the homeowner.  The male fled from the home and soon collapsed due to his injuries.  He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.  

 

Detectives have applied for and received an arrest warrant for the subject, which will be served upon his release from the hospital.  The identity of the subject and nature of charges will provided once the arrest warrant has been served.

 

HOMICIDE (UPDATE)                                                                                         ODENTON

 

On Friday, January 13, 2017 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Western District responded to the 2200 block of Conquest Way, Odenton, Maryland for an unknown disturbance.  Upon arrival officers located an adult male lying in a yard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s).  Police and Fire Department personnel rendered aid to the victim but he later succumbed to his injuries.  The deceased was positively identified as Nathan Antoine Ford, a 24 year old male from the 2200 block of Conquest Way, Odenton, Maryland.

 

            The Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit responded to the scene.  Several witnesses were located and brought to the Criminal Investigation Division where interviews were conducted.  Members of the Homicide Unit assisted by the Evidence Collection Unit systematically searched the crime scene collecting items of evidentiary value.

 

            On the morning of Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner located in Baltimore Maryland performed an autopsy on Nathan Ford.  Upon examination they ruled Mr. Ford’s cause of death as gunshot wound(s) with the manner being homicide. This is the second homicide in Anne Arundel County this year with the first being the shooting death of Terry Crouse on January 2, 2017.

 

 

UPDATE (01/19/2017)

 

            Over the past several days, homicide detectives worked diligently and tirelessly in regards to the murder of Nathan Ford.  As the investigation continued, several witnesses were interviewed in the following days to garner further information regarding Mr. Ford’s murder.  Through the interviews homicide detectives learned that property belonging to Nathan Ford was missing from his person on the night he was shot and killed.  Through other witnesses a suspect was identified in the shooting death and robbery of Mr. Ford.  The suspect was positively identified as Antonio Eugene Diggs, a twenty-nine year old male from the 3700 block of Saint Victor Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

            On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Western District Detectives along with Homicide Detectives executed several search warrants.  During the execution of the search warrants detectives recovered evidence linking Antonio Diggs to the murder of Nathan Ford.  Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging the suspect, Antonio Eugene Diggs with the following crimes related to Mr. Ford’s murder:  First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, First Degree Assault, Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, and Theft less than $1,000.00.  At approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police Fugitive Apprehension Team and Homeland Security and Intelligence Unit accompanied by the Baltimore City Police Department apprehended Antonio Diggs in the 1600 block of Church Street, Baltimore, Maryland.  At that time he was taken into custody without incident.

 

The investigation revealed this was a random act of violence as this crime can be described as a citizen robbery/murder.  The Anne Arundel County Police urges citizens to always remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times.

 

As the investigation continues to unfold the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information on the murder of Nathan Ford to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.   If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

 

UPDATE (02/03/2017)

 

Anne Arundel County Homicide Detectives continued to work on the murder of Nathan Ford.  As detectives sifted through video evidence, evidence collected from the scene and various search warrants a second suspect was positively identified as being involved in the murder.  The suspect was identified as Jessica Marie Chaney, a thirty six year old female from the 1800 block of Jaybird Court, Severn, Maryland.

 

Through interviews and physical evidence detectives learned Jessica Chaney and Antonio Diggs were committing random street robberies on the night of Nathan Ford’s murder.  During the robbery of Mr. Ford, Antonio Diggs shot him which led to his death.  Jessica Chaney then drove Antonio Diggs from the scene.

 

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Jessica Chaney with the following in regards to the murder of Nathan Ford:  First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Robbery and Firearm Use in a Felony Crime of Violence.  Jessica Chaney is currently incarcerated in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on unrelated robbery charges. 

 

As the investigation continues to unfold the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information on the murder of Nathan Ford to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.   Anyone with information wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

 

Arrested:

Jessica Marie Chaney

36 YOA

1800 Block Jaybird Court

Severn, MD

 

 

 

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION

MAJOR CRIMES SECTION

 

Sexual Child Abuse                                                                                       Severna Park

 

In October of 2016, the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation involving the sexual abuse of a child.  A former Severna Park High School student disclosed engaging in a sexual relationship with one of the marching band volunteers.  The victim identified the marching band volunteer as Wilbur Jesse Hildebrand, a fifty six year old male from the 100 block of Solomons Ridge Court, Millersville, Maryland.  Mr. Hildebrand requested the victim send him nude photographs and the victim complied. 

 

On October 24th, 2016 the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit executed a search warrant at Hildebrand’s residence.  During the search of his home several electronic devices were seized and submitted as evidence.  The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Digital Forensics Lab conducted an examination of the electronic devices and recovered evidence of the images from a device belonging to Mr. Hildebrand.

 

On February 1st, 2017, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit obtained an arrest warrant for Wilbur Jesse Hildebrand charging him with Sex Abuse of a Minor, Perverted Practice, 4th Degree Sex Offense and 2nd Degree Assault. On Thursday, February 2, 2016 Mr. Hildebrand was arrested without incident at his residence located in the 100 block of Solomons Ridge Court.

 

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance with identifying any other possible victims of abuse that may have occurred while participating in the Severna Park High School Marching Band.  As the investigation continues to unfold the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information on Wilbur Hildebrand to contact Detective Erick Patterson at 410-222-4716.   Anyone wishing to report information anonymously can contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

 

Arrested:

Wilbur Jesse Hildebrand

Age 56

100 Block of Solomons Ridge Court, Millersville, Maryland.  

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