The charges against a Centreville man are heading for the grand jury. He is Bryan Adebisi Eno, 22, of 5941 Havener House Way in Centreville's Newgate community.
FAIRFAX COUNTY police arrested him and another man, Kebrebeal M. Yimam, 18, of 2425 Merrybrook Drive, No. 303 in Herndon, on March 29. Each was charged in connection with the Nov. 12, 2006 robbery of a 32-year-old Chantilly man in the Dulles Meadows community.
In a March 29 affidavit for a warrant to search Eno's home, robbery Det. Eric Deane presented details of the case. The incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. when a Hispanic male was riding home from work on his bicycle on Airline Parkway near Lufthansa Circle.
According to Deane, the driver of a red, 1990s Jeep Cherokee turned off the vehicle's lights and pulled into the man's path. Three black males then exited the Jeep and confronted the bicyclist.
"The first subject asked the victim a question and then pulled a silver handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim's head," wrote the detective. "A second male tried to push the victim off of his bike." Deane wrote that this assailant also held the victim down and tried to remove a necklace from his neck.
"A third subject removed the victim's wallet from the back pocket of his pants," added Deane. "After taking these items from the victim, all three subjects ran back to the Jeep, got inside and fled."
Police investigated and eventually developed Eno and Yimam as suspects. Each was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
In the affidavit, Deane hoped a search of Eno's townhouse would yield a silver handgun, plus handgun components and ammunition. On March 29, at 6:10 p.m., police executed the warrant and seized: Two 40-caliber, firearm casings; a silver Jennings .22-caliber handgun with holster; a magazine with five, .22-caliber bullets; eight shell casings and a target.
ON APRIL 11, Deane also wrote an affidavit for Eno's Nokia cell phone to check "the call logs of incoming and outgoing calls, stored phone numbers and addresses, text messages sent and data stored and received." The next day, police executed this warrant and seized the phone.
Yimam's court case was continued until Aug. 21, but Eno appeared last Monday, June 11 in General District Court. At that time, Judge Ian O'Flaherty certified both his charges to the grand jury for possible indictment.