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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report


Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

 Attempted First Degree Murder Subject Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Derek Ransom, of Suitland, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police on December 8, 2016.

The warrant states that on December 8th, police officers met with a women that stated she had been assaulted at a residence in the 4800 block of Homer Avenue in Suitland, MD. According to the warrant the victim stated that Ransom struck her in the face repeatedly and strangled her. The victim also stated that Ransom threatened to kill her and threatened the lives of her family. The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

Deputies went back to the location where the incident occurred and determined that Ransom was at the residence. Deputies were granted entry and once inside a deputy witnessed Ransom laying on the bed asleep. Deputies woke up Ransom, advised him of the warrant and placed him in custody. The Prince George’s County Police Detectives were notified and responded to the scene where custody of Ransom was transferred over to them without incident.

Ransom is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and Second Degree Assault.

 First Degree Murder Suspect Extradited

Sheriff’s Deputies extradited Muhammad Ali of Bladensburg, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder that was obtained by the County Police on November 11, 2016.

The Warrant states that on November 11, Ali was in the 13600 block of Tower Road in Brandywine, MD where he became involved in a physical altercation. According to the warrant a witness stated that Ali was observed shooting the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene.

On December 9th, Deputies went to the Virginia Beach Correction Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia to extradite Ali who was being held on a detainer filed by Prince George’s County Maryland District Court for a First Degree Murder Charge. Ali was safely transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident. The Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit was also notified.

Ali is also charged with Second Degree Murder and Felonious use of a Firearm in a Violent Crime.




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