Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Vehicular Manslaughter Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Tuesday of Michael O’Connor on an arrest warrant for Vehicular Manslaughter, issued by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, MD, on January 23, 2013. 

According to court documents, O’Connor was indicted by a Prince George’s County Grand Jury for a June 24, 2012, Vehicular Manslaughter in College Park, MD. According to the police report, Bernard Coatley Jr. was killed after the vehicle he was operating was struck as he attempted to make a left turn from Delaware St. in College Park, MD. An investigation revealed that O’Connor was the operator of the striking vehicle in the collision.

Deputies investigating the whereabouts of O’Connor were led to an address in the 5100 block of Iroquois St. in College Park, MD, where he was located and apprehended without incident.

The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, MD, was notified of O’Connor’s arrest and he was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, Driving Under the Influence, Reckless and Negligent Driving, and Speeding.

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


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