Columbia Man Faces Federal Charges After Failed Undercover Police Sting
A Columbia man known by the nickname "Bloody Mike" faces federal assault and robbery charges.
On Nov. 8 of last year, Howard County Police responded to an armed robbery in Kings Contrivance. According to the Sun, the incident was a failed undercover police sting targeting Michael Dominique Johnson, 19, of Columbia.
Police reportedly asked a police informant to attempt to make an undercover gun buy from suspects including Johnson at a house in Kings Contrivance in November, but the informant was robbed and pistol-whipped, according to the Sun.
Johnson, a suspected Bloods gang member who is known by the name "Bloody Mike," faces federal assault and robbery charges, reports the Sun.
An Ellicott City man and Savage teenager also face charges in the incident.
Bryan Alexander Mays, 24, of Ellicott City faces federal robbery and weapons charges.
Matthew Walters, 16, of Savage, faces state charges as an adult for robbery and gun possession.
Here is what Patch reported on the original crime report, from the Howard County Police Department:
Shortly before 4 p.m. on Nov. 8, two unknown male suspects approached a victim in a parking lot on the 9700 block of Clocktower Lane, displayed a gun and robbed the victim.