On Saturday, September 30, 2017, 0230 hours, officers with the Elkton Police Department responded to Royal farms, 1199 East Pulaski Hwy, for an armed robbery.
Upon arrival, officers learned the following: On the above date and time, white female entered the Royal Farms wearing some type of mask over her face, in an attempt to conceal her identity. One of the store employees noticed a handgun sticking out of the suspect’s right jacket pocket. The suspect began to shout out commands to one of the employees. The suspect ordered the employee over to the cash register. As the employee responded to the demand, the suspect stated “Hurry or I am going to shoot you.”
The employee complied with the demands and emptied the cash register of all currency. The suspect grabbed the money and ran out of the store, entering a silver in color four door sedan, which was being driven by a white male. The vehicle then left the parking lot fleeing the area. The suspect stole $718 U.S. currency.
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 0230 hours, a robbery occurred in Middletown Delaware involving the same M.O. (method of operation), including the above described vehicle. A BOLO (be on the lookout) had been issued to all the surrounding jurisdictions.
At approx. 0250 hours, Officer First Class (OFC) Nussle was stationary in the area of Whitehall Road and Route 213 when he observed a vehicle matching the above described suspect vehicle. OFC Nussle initiated and conducted a traffic stop on said vehicle. Through the course of the traffic stop and the information gleaned, the two occupants were detained and eventually placed under arrest.
The male driver was identified as David Logan and the female passenger (suspect) was identified as Amanda Hodgson.
Once back at the Elkton Police Department, both Logan and Hodgson admitted to ribbing the Royal Farms in Elkton, the store in Middletown, and several other stores in the Tristate area.
Both suspects were charged accordingly with all applicable charges.