Elkton Pair Charged With State Line Convenience Store Robbery, Church Burglary

Maryland State Police investigators arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for an armed robbery and for a Church burglary in Elkton, according to police.

Officials said the accused are identified as Violet Jennings, 46, and Darren Yellowdy, 52, both of Elkton, Maryland. Jennings and Yellowdy are charged with armed robbery, burglary, and additional criminal violations. They are currently incarcerated at the Cecil County Detention Center after being held without bond by a Cecil County District Court Commissioner.

Jennings and Yellowdy were taken into police custody by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division North.

Jennings was arrested without incident on Sunday, March 17, 2019, shortly before 4:00 p.m. at a motel in Elkton. Yellowdy was arrested on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7:00 a.m. at a residence in Elkton. Yellowdy was also wanted on two separate felony warrants issued by the Cecil County Court Commissioner, officials said.

The Maryland State Police investigation was initiated on December 26, 2018, after an armed robbery was reported at a convenience store located in the 1500 block of Elkton Road in Elkton. Officials said Troopers were advised that the suspects entered the store, displayed a handgun, and fled with currency stolen from the cashier.

Jennings and Yellowdy were identified through the investigation as suspects in the armed robbery, and connected to a prior burglary of the Ebenezer Church located on Woodstock Farm Lane in Chesapeake City, MD, said police. The church burglary is believed to have occurred between December 2, 2018, and December 8, 2018.

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation should contact TFC Wildman of the Maryland State Police – Criminal Enforcement Division at 410-996-7814. All calls may remain confidential.