A Suitland man was arrested for assault and armed robbery after Prince George’s County police allege the man had sex with a prostitute in a College Park hotel then sprayed her with pepper spray and stole her money at gunpoint Saturday.
After investigating the case and speaking with the victim, Prince George’s County police arrested Armond Boone, 26, of the 4000 block of Rena Road on Sunday. Boone is charged with first-degree assault, armed robbery, use of a chemical device with the intent to injure and use of a firearm to commit a crime, according to online Prince George’s County District Court records, which show that the incident took place in room 150 of the Clarion Hotel at 8601 Baltimore Ave.
In addition to the $500 in cash he stole from the victim, he also stole her purple wallet and keys, according to district court charging documents.
According to charging documents, Boone had consensual sex with the victim in exchange for money, but after engaging in the act, he displayed a handgun and can of pepper spray and demanded money from her.
Boone then allegedly sprayed her in the face with the pepper spray and said he would kill her if she did not give him the money, according to charging documents.
He became a suspect after the victim was shown a six-person photo array that included Boone and she positively identified him as the person who robbed her Saturday, according to charging documents.
Boone is set for a preliminary hearing July 23 at the county’s district court in Upper Marlboro, according to online court records.
A front office manager at Clarion Hotel declined to comment on the incident.
Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a county police spokesman, could not immediately provide further details regarding the incident or whether prostitution is a significant issue in College Park.
Calls to Hyattsville-based assistant public defender Anne Gold-Rand, who is listed in online court records as Boone’s attorney, were not returned Tuesday.
A phone number for Boone’s residence could not be located.