Fugitive In Perry Hall Home Invasion Arrested In Florida

Friday, February 18, 2011 – Scott Wykoff and Robert Lang
A Baltimore County man wanted in connection to a Homicide and Attempted Armed Home Invasion Robbery that occurred on March 28th, 2010, at his father’s Perry Hall home, has been arrested in Fort Lauderdale.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department Fugitive Unit, in conjunction with the FBI Fugitive Task Force, arrested William Bozman Jr.

Police say one suspect, identified as Marvin Cook, 30, entered into the Baltimore County residence of William Bozman Sr. , armed with a handgun, and confronted the sleeping homeowner.

Investigators say Cook demanded money and ordered Bozman Sr. to open a safe, at which point a violent struggle ensued.

Bozman Sr. was able to get a gun and shoot Cook. Cook later died from the gunshot wounds.

Last summer, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said that his office would not file any charges against the Perry Hall home owner who shot and killed an intruder.

Shellenberger said that he completed his review of the case and determined the shooting was “justified.”

Shellenberger told WBAL News today that the case was never closed and that investigators always suspected someone other than Cook planned the robbery.  He says that person was identified as William Bozman Jr., earlier this month.

Cook had an extensive criminal record, including a conviction for attempted murder, for which he served 5 1/2 years in prison.

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Division conducted an investigation which revealed a co-conspirator in the Armed Robbery.

Bozman Jr. is currently being held without bond in Fort Lauderdale and is awaiting extradition to Maryland.

Bozman Jr. has been charged with the following counts: Attempted Armed Home Invasion Robbery With Dangerous/Deadly Weapon, Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery, Burglary First Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary First Degree, Assault First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Assault First Degree, Handgun Use During Felony Violent Crime, Wear/Carry and Transport Handgun.


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