Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section have charged Shauntrice Lorea Jackson, age 20, of the 25100 block of Angela Court in Damascus, Chassadee Monique Martin, age 18, of the 11100 block of Hillside Drive in Kensington, and a 17-year-old male juvenile from the Rockville area, with the March 7 assault and pepper spraying of a Ride On bus driver that occurred in the North Bethesda area.
The investigation determined that the three suspects boarded the Ride On bus in the area of Nicholson Lane and Nicholson Court in Bethesda. The driver reported that during the bus ride, the suspects were disorderly and disturbing the other passengers. The driver asked the suspects to stop but the suspects ignored him and continued being disruptive. The driver stopped the bus on Westlake Drive near Arizona Circle and told the suspects to exit the bus. As they exited, one suspect, now identified as Jackson, spit on the driver. As the driver exited the bus he was immediately assaulted and pepper sprayed by Jackson.
Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the bus’ location and transported the driver to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
On March 19, detectives released photographs of the three suspects and asked for the public’s help in identifying them. Detectives received Crime Solvers tips and were able to identify Jackson, Martin, and the juvenile male as the three suspects.
On April 9, detectives served a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging Jackson with assault-related offenses, disorderly conduct, failure to pay bus fare, refusal to leave the bus, disruptive behavior at a public facility, and interfering with the operations of a public passenger vehicle. Jackson was released after posting a $3,500 bond.
On April 5, a District Court Summons was issued for Martin charging her with disorderly conduct, refusal to leave the bus, disruptive behavior at a public facility, and interfering with the operations of a public passenger vehicle.
The 17-year-old male suspect was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault, refusal to leave the bus, disruptive behavior at a public facility, and interfering with the operations of a public passenger vehicle. He was released to the custody of his parents.
The tipsters who called Crime Solvers and provided information about this case are eligible for a reward and are asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) and provide their tip number.
** Note: a photo for Martin and the 17-year-old male juvenile is not available**