Three York-area teens accused of attacking and robbing a municipal bus driver in Ocean City, Md., two months ago have now been arrested, police said.

Ocean City Police said the robbery happened about 1 a.m. June 14 at Worcester Street and Baltimore Avenue when Marquez Ellis, Josiah Mincer III and Jaleel Henderson boarded a city bus and began arguing with the driver, who police did not name.

"It was over how much the three (men) should pay to ride the bus," said department spokeswoman Lindsay O'Neal.

Ocean City bus tickets cost $3 and are good for an entire day, she said.

The argument escalated and the trio attacked the driver, according to police.

Microphone: The men grabbed a microphone that was on the bus and used it to beat the driver, according to O'Neal.

"All of our bus drivers have a microphone so they can communicate with other bus drivers," she said, and also so drivers can announce upcoming stops to riders.

The bus driver was taken to Atlantic General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The trio then stole several bus tickets before fleeing the scene, police said.

In July, a Worcester County grand jury indicted the three men on various charges, according to online court records.

This week, Ocean City Police announced all three men had been arrested.


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Extradited: Mincer, 18, of 1961 Golden Eagle Drive in West Manchester Township, was arrested in York County and has been extradited to Maryland, where he is being held in the Worcester County Jail awaiting trial, according to police.

Henderson, 18, of 150 Harvest Drive in Manchester Township, and Ellis, 19, of 157 Willis Lane in York City, also were arrested in York County and remain in York County Prison awaiting extradition, police said.

(Courtesy of Ocean City Police)

They are charged with counts of armed robbery, conspiracy and assault, as well as related offenses, according to O'Neal.

All three men were arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force, police said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.