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Monday, November 3, 2014

First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Akettie Cheek of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on October 27, 2014.

According to the warrant, on October 25th Cheeks was working at a barber shop in College Park, MD when he and a customer began to argue about payment because the customer was not pleased with a haircut he got from another barber. The warrant goes on to say that the customer said that his barber had agreed that he didn’t have to pay but Cheeks followed him out of the barbershop demanding payment.  The warrant also indicates that Cheeks threatened the customer verbally and with a black semi-automatic handgun he retrieved from a drawer at his barber station.

Upon receiving the warrant on October 27th, the Deputies’ investigation determined that Cheeks could be located at an address in Greenbelt, MD. The deputies went to the location on October 31st where Cheeks was apprehended without incident and a handgun fitting the description of the gun seen in the barbershop was also recovered.  Cheeks was transported to the Hyattsville, MD and custody transferred to detectives from county police.

Cheeks is also charged with Assault First Degree, Firearm use Felony Violent Crime, Assault Second Degree, and Handgun on Person.

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