According to the warrant, on November 2014, Cheeks and the male victim arranged to meet over the purchase of a phone. During the transaction, they got into the victims’ vehicle; Cheeks is alleged to have pulled a handgun which he fired repeatedly, striking the victim multiple times in the stomach and leg, after which he fled the scene.
Deputies’ investigation led them to believe that Cheeks was at a residence in the 200 block of Possum Court in Capitol Heights, MD. On March 20, Deputies knocked on the door and noticed someone they believed to be Cheeks flee out the back door. After a short foot chase, Cheeks was captured and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Cheeks is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Robbery, Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime, Reckless Endangerment, Handgun in Vehicle, Handgun on Person, and Theft less than $100.00.
First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested
On March 20, 2015, Deputies searched for Battle at the address of the incident. An occupant of the home allowed deputies to enter the residence where they located Battle in his bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Battle is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.
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