Two Suspects Arrested for Stealing Property from Home Depot; One Suspect Remains At Large

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested 22-year-old Sean Palmer, of Washington D.C. and 41-year-old Jonte Smith, of Brentwood, MD for theft and assault at a Home Depot store on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the third suspect.

At approximately 9:35 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the 14000 block of Georgia Ave. for the report of a theft that just occurred.

The investigation by detectives has determined that three suspects entered the store and allegedly stole a large quantity of items. When they were confronted by a loss prevention officer, one of the suspects pepper-sprayed him. The suspects then fled the scene in a gray Dodge Charger.

Officers located the Dodge Charger traveling southbound on Georgia Ave., near Randolph Rd. and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The Dodge continued traveling at a high rate of speed and collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and Henderson Ave. The suspects exited the Dodge and ran away. Officers quickly took into custody two of the suspects who were identified as Sean Palmer and Jonte Smith.

Palmer and Smith were transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where they were charged with theft and second-degree assault. They were released on a $5,000 unsecured personal bond.


The two adult male occupants of the Jeep that were struck by the suspects, were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The third suspect remains at large. He is described as Black male, around 20 years old, 5’10”, approximately 150 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweater, jogging pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information about this crime or this suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or 240-773-TIPS or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Callers may remain anonymous.

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