Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Felony Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Wednesday of Ronald W. Morgan, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by County Police District III detectives on December 27, 2012.

According to the warrant, Morgan and two other suspects attempted to commit an armed robbery on September 22, 2012, in a parking lot in the 2300 block of Brightseat Rd, Landover, MD. As the three suspects approached the victims while they were sitting in a vehicle, Morgan retrieved a sawed off shotgun from his pants and announced the robbery.

The warrant further states that one of the victims attempted to wrestle the shotgun away from Morgan, prompting the other two suspects to open fire into the victim’s vehicle. Both victims escaped injury and managed to get the gun away from Morgan, before all three suspects fled the scene on foot.

Deputies investigating Morgan’s whereabouts were led to the 4200 block of 58th Ave. in Bladensburg, MD, where they located and apprehended him without incident.

District III detectives were notified of the arrest and Morgan was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime, Unregistered Shotgun, Armed Robbery, Robbery, Theft and Reckless Endangerment.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.


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