Suspect Arrested In Attempted Carjacking, Assault At Germantown Gas Station

Police identified him through surveillance video.

Rashad Jones







Germantown,, Md (KM)    Montgomery County Police have charged a suspect in an assault and attempted carjacking in Germantown last month. Rashad Hakim Jones, 19, of Boyds is charged with attempted carjacking and 2nd-degree assault.

On December 31st at 8:00 AM, a 19-year-old woman was standing outside of her vehicle at the pumps at a gas station at 18701 Liberty Mill Road when a man approached her and demanded her victim’s car keys. He assaulted her and fled.

Jones was arrested last week for a purse snatching in at a grocery store in the 18800 block of Leaman Farm Road in Germantown. Detectives say they were able to link Jones to the attempted carjacking because he was wearing the same clothing and mask as the suspect in that incident at the gas station which was captured on surveillance video. During an interview, police say Jones also made statements about his involvement in the December 31st assault and attempted carjacking.


By Kevin McManus