Friday, September 5, 2014

1st Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest on August 21, 2014 of Leonard Smith of Temple Hills, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on August 15th.

According to the warrant, on August 14th, Smith is alleged to have been involved in an argument with the victim; he spit in her face, wrestled her to the ground and held a knife to her throat, threatening to kill her.  The warrant further states that children witnessed the attack and ran to a neighbor who called the police.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies’ investigation of Smith’s whereabouts led them to an address in the 1800 block of Edwin Street in Northeast Washington D.C. On August 21st, FAST deputies, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Departments (MPD) Fifth District Warrant Squad and the US Secret Service, found Smith at the location.

Smith was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Fifth District Police Station, from which he was extradited back to Prince George’s County, where he is currently being held at the County Department of Corrections on a $25,000 bond. Smith is also charged with Second Degree Assault.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.


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