On July 2, DC Superior Court Judge Juliet McKenna led the initial hearings for two defendants that were arrested for armed robbery, robbery, and armed carjacking.
Malik Beverly is charged with robbery, armed robbery and armed carjacking. Rayrae Stover is charged with unarmed carjacking and robbery. The defendants were both involved in the incidents on June 22 on the 1700 block of F St NE and on June 29 on the 500 block of Oklahoma Ave NE. Judge McKenna found probable cause for both defendants’ crimes.
The first defendant, 18-year-old Malik Beverly, is a resident from Southeast DC. Judge Mckenna found probable cause for Beverly’s armed carjacking, armed robbery, and robbery charges. Beverly is being held without bail.
The second defendant, 19-year-old Rayrae Stover, is a resident from Northeast DC. The judge found probable cause for Stover’s unarmed carjacking and robbery charges. She released the defendant because of safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stover is released on personal recognizance.
Stover was also issued a stay-away order from the victim and the victim’s home address.
According to the press release, the investigation is still open and police are looking for additional suspects.
The department is offering a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction in these cases or any other violent crime committed in the District. Any person with information can contact their office at (202) 727-9099 or send a tip to the department at their Text Tip Line – 50411.
The defendants’ next hearing will be on Aug. 14.
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