Benjamin Blessing, a 52-year-old Maryland man was jailed after he allegedly robbed a pharmacy with a drug-filled syringe.
According to Columbia police, Blessing walked into a CVSPharmacy on April 18, held a blood-filled syringe to the pharmacist's throat and threatened to inject her with AIDS if she didn't open the store's safe.
Blessings got what he wanted and fled the store with $27,000 worth of prescription medications.
Police have confirmed that the syringe was filled with blood, and are currently testing to see if the blood contains the AIDS virus.
Blessing has also been charged for a robbery that took place in early October. Investigators say Blessing walked up to a woman and her 4-year-old child, pointed a stun gun at them and demanded cash. Blessing fled the scene when a cab pulled up,interrupting his plans.
Blessing was identified after detectives studied surveillance video from the pharmacy. Officers executed a search warrant and recovered a portion of the medications that had been stolen from the pharmacy.
Blessing was booked into the Howard County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery, first and second-degree assault, theft and reckless endangerment for the April 18 robbery.
He has also been charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault for the October Robbery.
Bond in his case has been set at $170,000.
Antonio Cervantes, 18, and Kenisha Pruitt, 20, of Ohio were jailed Saturday after the couple's landlord found a dead baby in their freezer.
According to police, a landlord was cleaning up a residence Friday after the couple had just recently moved out. When the landlord opened the couple's freezer, she found a frozen infant's corpse that had been left behind.
Investigators have not yet determined the infant's exact age and a cause of death has yet to be determined.
Those documents also report family members thought Pruitt was pregnant when the couple moved in.
The couple was booked into the Lucas County Jail on a charge of child endangerment. Additional charges may be filed once an autopsy has been performed.
Alexis Felton, a 21-year-old Orlando, FL resident was jailed after she allegedly tried to strangle her 11-month-old daughter six times while she was in the hospital
According to Orlando police, the child was in a pediatric intensive care unit at Florida Hospital South for unreported reasons whenFelton allegedly choked the baby on six occasions.
Felton was allegedly caught on surveillance video looking to see if anyone was coming before walking over to the child's crib and then choking the baby.
During the last choking incident, security cameras showed the child kicking her legs and gasping for breath. Nurses were alerted by a monitor when the child became unresponsive. When hospital staff entered the room, Felton claimed that the child was having "another episode".
During questioning, Felton admitted to choking the child, stating that she "didn't want the child to suffer any longer."
Family members stated that the child was born healthy, but has been in and out of the hospital her whole life. The child remains hospitalized and is being held in protective custody.
Felton was booked into the Orange County Jail and charged with attempted homicide. She is currently being held without bond, and is on suicide watch.