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Movie theater bottle bomb suspect indicted


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Bowie man accused of setting off a bottle bomb at a Prince George's County movie theater has been indicted.

Manuel Joyner-Bell, 20, has been indicted on possession of a destructive device, six counts of second degree assault, reckless endangerment and conspiracy to use a destructive device.

Manuel Joyner-Bell confessed to six bottle bombings at movie theaters in the metro area.

Md. man sentenced to life for killing 2 women and 2 children


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A forty-seven-year-old man from Md. has been sentenced to life for killing two young children and two women in 2010.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said Friday that Darrell Lynn Bellard, 47, "was sentenced to life without parole, three life sentences plus 80 years, all to run consecutive after previously being found guilty of four counts of first degree murder and related charges for the 2010 deaths of Dawn Brooks, her two young children and Mwasiti Sikyala."

According to authorities, the four people were killed because Bellard thought they had taken 60 pounds of marijuana, which he brought from Texas to sell.

Man arrested for firing shots at man in Md.


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with firing several shots at a man in Landover, Md. on April 13, 2014.

Authorities said Roy Lee Johnson Jr. of Clinton, Md. was arrested on Tuesday after a warrant had been attained for first degree assault on June 19.

According to authorities, Johnson fired several shots at a man in the area of the 1300 block of Capitol View Terrace.

Johnson was arrested at his home in Clinton, Md. He is being charged with assault first degree, assault second degree, firearm use/felony violent crime and reckless endangerment.


Man dies in Prince George's Co. jail during processing


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Officials are investigating after a D.C. man died in the Prince George's County Jail during processing.

Samuel Shields was brought to the Prince George's County Jail by Metro Transit police around 12:30 p.m. after being arrested and pepper sprayed over a $2 bus fare dispute.

Officials say he was continuously "disorderly" throughout processing and was separated from other inmates and staff for significant periods while in processing, which includes a routine visit with a nurse and being seen by a court commissioner. We're told he was not in handcuffs when he went into medical distress.

Jail staff attempted to resuscitate and aid on site. Rescuers took him to Southern Maryland Hospital at 10:38 p.m. where he was pronounced dead.

Shields' family told reporters he suffered from all kinds of medical problems, including a heart condition.

Crews fix broken sewer pipe in Upper Marlboro


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says crews are trying to fix a broken sewer pipe that's causing untreated wastewater to flow into a creek in Upper Marlboro.

The utility says the overflow is not affecting the drinking water supply.

The overflow was first discovered Friday night. The utility says the bed of Charles Branch Creek beneath a 24-inch sewer main deteriorated, undermining support of the pipe to the point where it ruptured.

The wastewater is flowing from the broken sewer down the creek and then going back into the sewer system through a manhole opening.

Crews are working on a pump that will bypass that section of sewer main. The rupture occurred in a remote, wooded area, requiring crews to build a temporary access road.


Md. man arrested for attempted murder


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Sheriff's Department arrested a man for attempted first degree murder Saturday.

Authorities said an indictment was issued by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County on May 30, 2014.

Kevin Coffey was in a house in Capitol Heights, Md. on June 14, when authorities tried to arrest him in the 900 block of Logwood Road in Capitol Heights, Md.

When deputies got to the house, a woman grabbed a child and ran inside, authorities said. Deputies entered the home when a person tried to exit the house through a side door. According to authorities, they found the suspect in an upstairs bathroom.

Coffey was arrested and is being charged with assault first degree, assault second degree, use of handgun in commission of a violent crime, transport handgun on roadway, and conspiracy of murder first degree.


Body found on street in Prince George's Co.


CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say a body was found Tuesday morning in a Capitol Heights roadway.

Officers were called to the 4000 block of Dent Street at 5:42 a.m. to investigate, according to a tweet. The deceased subject is an adult male.

We'll update as more information becomes available.