First Degree Murder Suspect Extradited
Sheriff’s Deputies extradited Rasheed Edwards to Prince George’s County, MD on June 24, 2016, he is from Temple Hills, MD, and was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police on May 5, 2016.
The warrant states that on May 4th Edwards was in the 7100 block of Temple Hills Road in Temple Hills, MD where he entered a restaurant and ordered food. A short time later three other people entered the restaurant and also placed an order, and while they waited for their food Edwards is alleged to have begun staring at them until one of them asked him if there was a problem. Edwards said there was not a problem, apologized, exited the restaurant and returned seconds later with a handgun and began firing at the victims, fatally wounding one of them.
Deputies traveled to the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office in Columbus Georgia to transport Edwards to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Edwards is also charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Attempted Second Degree Murder, Assault First Degree, Firearm use in a Felony Violent Crime, Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Handgun on Person.
Suspect Arrested for CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Stanley Askew of Upper Marlboro, MD on an arrest warrant for CDS possession with the Intent to Distribute that was obtained by the County Police on June 15, 2016.
The Warrant states that on April 12 in the 200 block of Harry S Truman Drive, Prince George’s County Police executed a search and seizure warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, the search warrant also listed to seize all drugs, paraphernalia and documents. According to the warrant the items recovered at the residence were a clear indication of manufacturing controlled dangerous substances and of distribution for monetary gain.
On June 16, a warrant for Askew was received and the deputies’ investigation located Askew in the 1000 block of Caslon Way in Landover, MD. Deputies went to the location and Askew answered the door and granted them peaceful entry, he was advised of the warrant and taken into custody. Askew was transported to the Prince George’s County Regional Processing Unit in Hyattsville without incident.
Askew is also charged with Distribution of Counterfeit CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance), CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics, CDS Production Equipment, and CDS Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
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