Larry S. Knight, 26, was arraigned in D.C. Superior Court yesterday on a charge that he committed one of a series of early-morning street robberies Tuesday in Southeast Washington.
Knight appeared before Superior Court Judge Nicholas S. Nunzio the day after he turned himself in to Gen. Hassan Jeru-Ahmed, director of the Blackman's Development Center.
Police had issued a warrant for Knight charging him with one of the five robberies that occurred during a three-hour period. Police said the victims told them that the bandit was dressed in a jogging suit.
In the last of these robberies, Mack L. Pope, 48, was shot and killed. Police said yesterday they had no evidence linking Knight to that murder.
Nunzio ordered Knight held without bond yesterday because he is on probation after a drug conviction earlier this year.
The most recent robbery charge is the third such count placed against Knight this year. He was arrested in May on a warrant growing out of an armed robbery that was committed by a man wearing a jogging suit, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said.
He was released on personal recognizance after a court hearing in that case. He was arrested again in July on a second armed robbery charge, the spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said. Both robberies were committed in Southeast by an armed man in a jogging suit, the spokesman said.