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A judge ordered Monday that Kevin Lee Kreamer, 51, of Anne Arundel County remain in St. Mary’s jail in lieu of $45,000 bond on charges of attempting to rob a convenience store last week in Charlotte Hall, assaulting a cashier at the business and destroying two cash registers.
Kreamer, a resident of Gambrills, also was charged with stealing $129 and a pack of Maverick cigarettes during Friday’s incident at the Dash In store. Court papers state that police arriving at the scene found the suspect standing behind a counter and taking money out of a cash drawer.
Bobby Singh, the 21-year-old Mechanicsville man working at the store, told police that the suspect’s credit card was not working and that his attempt to use an ATM cash dispenser also failed before he demanded $400 and a pack of cigarettes, according to a charges application filed by Trooper Edward Mersman of the Maryland State Police.
When Singh refused Kreamer’s demands, charging papers allege, Kreamer walked around the counter, punched Singh in the face and threatened to kill him.
Kreamer told police that he tried to open a Keno machine to get money before he began breaking the cash register, according to charging papers.
“While speaking to Kreamer, he made statements such as he bought the state of Maryland from Governor [Martin] O’Malley,” the trooper wrote in the charges application. “Kreamer advised since he owns the state of Maryland, he owns all businesses in the state of Maryland.”