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Man arrested for homicide in Croom


CROOM, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police say they have arrested a man in the shooting death of James Ryan Burch of Harwood, Md.

Prince George's County police arrested 25-year-old Lemuel Alonzo Brown, Jr. of Harwood, Md. in connection with the homicide in Croom on Sunday. Police say Burch and Brown knew each other and that an argument preceded the shooting.

Burch was found in the 7000 block of Crain Highway at 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound, according to police. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Brown turned himself into authorities in a neighboring jurisdiction after a warrant for first degree murder was obtained for his arrest, say police.

Brown is being held without bond at the Prince George's County Department of Corrections.


PG County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a telephone scam involving someone trying to scam money while impersonating a sheriff's deputy.

The impersonator has victims' personal information and accuses them of either missing jury duty or having an outstanding warrant. The scammer then claims the victim must pay a fine and they are told to go to a local convenience store where they can buy a pre-paid card with the amount due.

The Sheriff's Office does not make calls on behalf of the courts regarding jury duty, nor do we ask citizens for money. If anyone receives a call to contact the Prince Georges County Police at 301-772-4420 to file an incident report.


METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENTS AWARDED for ALL-STAR CAST

Ben Cherington and Kylie Levy of Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. were recently recognized for All-Star Cast by the Virginia Theatre Association Conference for their performances in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. This was the first time Metropolitan School of the Arts had participated in the conference. Cherington, an 11th grader from Burke, Va., and Levy, a 10th grader from Fairfax, Va. are students at Metropolitan School of the Arts. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) also earned the 2014 Virginia Theatre Association Conference award for Best Costume Design and was recognized for Staging, as well as received an honorable mention for Best Play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

2 arrested on assault and theft charges in MD


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Deputies arrested two people in Md. on first degree assault charges and theft charges, Prince George's County Sheriff's Office said.

Jaron Johnson was arrested on an indictment alleging him of a first degree assault, officials said. Deputies found Johnson and arrested him on November 6 in the 4200 block of Beech Rd in Temple Hills, Md.

Kimberly Barnes was also arrested on an indictment alleging theft of property and services with a value of $100,000 or more, deputies said. Her indictment was issued on October 3. She turned herself in on October 7, officials said.

Both suspects were taken to Prince George's County Department of Corrections.


Police: Man tried to abduct teenage girl in Upper Marlboro


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are looking for a suspect who they say tried to abduct a 16-year-old girl Thursday evening.

It happened around 5 p.m. on November 6 in the 1700 block of Robert Lewis Avenue.

The teenage girl was walking by a basketball court on her way home when a man grabbed her and tried to force her into nearby woods, according to police. She was able to pull away from the suspect and was not hurt, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'6" and 130 lbs. He was wearing a gray beanie and a gray and yellow jacket, according to police.

Detectives will canvass the area Friday evening starting at 5.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Regional Investigation Division – Central at (301) 390-2160. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Suspect wanted in Upper Marlboro attempted abduction


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A suspect in an attempted abduction that happened Thursday evening in Upper Marlboro, Md. is being sought by Prince George's County Police.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of Robert Lewis, Ave, according to the Prince George's County Police. The victim was able to run away from the suspect, police said.

The suspect is being described as a a black man, 5'6'' tall, and 130 pounds. He was wearing a gray beanie, and a gray and yellow jacket at the time of the incident, authorities said.


Attempted 2nd degree murder suspect arrested in MD


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man wanted for attempted second degree murder.

Jerome Williams Jr. of Suitland has been arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a dangerous weapon openly with intent to injure.

On January 30th 2013, Williams and a male victim were drinking together for several hours before driving to pick up Williams' girlfriend. Williams and his girlfriend began arguing at which point the victim asked to be dropped off at his residence, police said.