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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sheriff Deputies Arrest Assault Suspect


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Michael Matthews of Upper Marlboro, MD on an arrest warrant for Assault First Degree. The warrant was taken out by the county police on May 14, 2014

According to the warrant, on April 29, 2014, Matthews and a male accomplice allegedly assaulted a male victim on the 6000 Block of Marlboro Pike, District Heights MD. The warrant further states that the attack stemmed from a verbal argument after which Matthews allegedly stabbed the victim in the chest. 

The Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Squad obtained information about Matthews’s whereabouts through a confidential source. Matthews was located and apprehended without incident in the 6000 block of Surrey Square Lane, District Heights MD, he was turned over to county police detectives. He was also charged with Assault Second Degree.

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

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Friday, May 23, 2014

POW/MIA Flag Presentation

Upper Marlboro, MD…  Members of the Sheriff’s Office proudly raised the POW/MIA flag today during a ceremony recognizing our country’s Prisoners Of War and Missing In Action.  Forty-three (43) years ago, during the Vietnam War, the wife of a service member missing in action was inspired to develop an insignia recognizing soldiers who were Prisoners Of War and Missing In Action. The black flag features a white disk bearing in black silhouette the bust of a man, watch tower with a guard on patrol, and a strand of barbed wire; and bears the motto: "You are not Forgotten." In August of 1990, the 101st Congress passed U.S. Public Law 101-355, recognizing the National League of Families POW/MIA Flag.
 
Our very own William “Bill” Milligan who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War presented Sheriff High with a POW/MIA flag to be flown at the Office of the Sheriff “Fallen Heroes Memorial”.    

“The Memorial at the Sheriff’s Office is hallowed ground where we remember our fallen deputies. On this Memorial Day weekend, we proudly raise the POW/MIA flag as a tribute to all members of the armed services, their families, and those who have not come home,” said Sheriff High who served in the Marine Corps and is also a Vietnam veteran.

 The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office lists 1,647 Americans as MIA from the Vietnam War. There are three names still listed as “Missing In Action” with a home of record in Prince George’s County and there is still one POW remaining from the Iraq war.

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

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Deputies Arrest 1st Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Marquis Stevenson of Upper Marlboro, MD on a First Degree Assault arrest warrant obtained by County Police Detectives on May 14, 2014.
 
According to the warrant, in April 2014, Stevenson and an accomplice assaulted a male victim after a verbal altercation outside of a convenience store in the 6100 block of Marlboro Pike in District Heights, MD.

Deputies investigating Stevenson’s whereabouts made several attempts to locate him at his residence in Upper Marlboro, MD prior to his arrest.  
On May 20th, Stevenson turned himself in to Deputies at Sheriff’s Headquarters. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.  

Stevenson is also charged with one count of Assault 2nd Degree.

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

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Office of the Sheriff Remembers “Fallen Heroes”



The Prince George’s County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA) held a memorial service today to remember Sergeant James Arnaud and DFC Elizabeth Magruder, who died in the line of duty on August 29, 2002.



DSA President William Milam was joined by Sheriff Melvin C. High as they welcomed family members of Deputies Arnaud and Magruder, and reminded them that their lives, their service and their sacrifice would never be forgotten.  

The Office of the Sheriff memorial service is a part of “National Police Week” that was proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 to honor and remember members of law enforcement who, like Sgt. Arnaud and DFC Magruder  lost their lives in the line of duty.

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

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Mother’s Day Child Support Sweep Results in 30 Arrests (Arrestees owe Child Support of over $442,000)

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Office of the Sheriff Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) conducted a warrant operation focused primarily on apprehending suspects wanted for Child Support related warrants. The two day operation took place during the late evening and early morning hours of May 7th through May 9th and resulted in 30 arrests, representing child support arrears of over $442,000.

The Child Support Sweep was comprised of three teams, including CSEU deputies, as well as deputies from The Warrant/ Fugitive Division, Landlord and Tenant Division, and the Domestic Violence Intervention Division.

The teams attempted to serve over 100 child support warrants.  Of the 30 child support arrests, one individual owed as much as $42,000.

“With deputy support from other Divisions to augment our teams, our two-day Mother’s Day Warrant Sweep was a success.  This is the core of our partnership with the State Office of Child Support Enforcement, to bring these individuals to the courts and to facilitate the collection of dollars that provide for the care of children in the care of custodial parents.” said Lieutenant Bowers, Commander, and Child Support Enforcement Unit.      
                                                                                                                                                                      
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Sheriff Deputies Arrest Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Tommie Miller of Laurel, MD on May 9, 2014, for an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault. The warrant was obtained by the County Police Department on April 25, 2014.

According to the warrant, on January 5, 2014, a male went to visit an ex-girlfriend in the 9300 block of Cherry Hill Road in College Park, MD. When he arrived, Miller, who, according to the warrant is also an ex-boyfriend, answered the resident’s door and allegedly attacked the male visitor, striking him over the head with an unknown object.  Miller also allegedly took the victim’s cell phone when he tried to use it to call the police.  

Sheriff’s Warrant investigators learned that Miller was in Anne Arundel County, MD. He was apprehended in the 3500 block of Old Annapolis Road in Laurel, MD.

Miller was transported to the Department of Corrections and is also charged with Armed Robbery, Assault 2nd Degree, Robbery, and Theft Less Than $1,000 Value.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Candlelight Memorial Service Remembers Fallen Officers

Upper Marlboro, MD…As the sun set on the County Administration Building, Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High, Sheriff’s Office Command staff and Sheriff’s Deputies, joined public safety partners from throughout Prince George’s County and the Metropolitan Area for the Annual Candlelight Memorial Service to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in Prince George's County.  The Service marks the beginning of National Police Week that honors and remembers fallen officers nationwide during the week of May 12-16.  

Among those honored were two Prince George's County Sheriff’s Deputies Sergeant James V. Arnaud and Deputy First Class Elizabeth L. Magruder both of whom were killed while attempting to serve an emergency psychiatric order on August 29, 2002.  Each was survived by spouses and children, in addition to friends and colleagues within the Office of the Sheriff.

Fifty-one candles were lit by law-enforcement partners honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The candles memorialized the sacrifice of the first officer who died in the line of duty – County Police Officer Edward Merson who died in September of 1937 through the last – County Police Officer Adrian Morris who dies in October of 2012. 

“Services like these and every service where we honor and remember our fallen are our way of keeping our promise to the survivors of our Heroes that we will not forget,” said Sheriff Melvin C. High

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the hallway of the County Administration Building echoed to the haunting sound of “Taps” played by Office of the Sheriff retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kiker. 

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

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Deputies Recover 7 Guns While Serving Indictment

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest last Wednesday of Paul Earnest Fleming of District Heights, MD on an indictment for Possession of a Firearm after a felony conviction, which was issued by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County on April 23, 2014.  
Warrant and Fugitive Deputies located Fleming at a residence in the 1900 hundred block of Rochelle Ave in District Heights. As they attempted to take him into custody Deputies noticed the stock of a gun in plain view after a relative went to retrieve shoes from Fleming’s closet. Fleming’s status as a convicted felon prohibited his possession of firearms. After seeing the firearms, Deputies recovered a total of 6 Rifles, 1 Shotgun, and two boxes of ammunition, one of which contained 487 rounds.

Fleming was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
 
He was also charged with Possession of CDS, Restriction on Possession of Ammunition, Knowingly Alerting a Firearms Identification Number, Illegal Possession Ammunition, and Rifle/Shot Possession with Felony Conviction.

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

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