Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested
According to the warrant, on January 1st, county police responded to a call for a stabbing in the 1500 block of Southview Drive in Oxon Hill, MD. Once on scene the officers found the victim on the ground suffering from a stab wound to his chest. The victim stated that he had invited Key into his house to celebrate New Year’s when they began to argue, and that when he asked Key to leave and escorted him outside, Key stabbed him. The warrant also states that the victim was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
Upon receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies investigation determined that Key was staying in Atlanta GA. Deputies passed this information on to law enforcement officers in Atlanta where they arrested Key without incident and transported him to the Dekalb County Jail in Atlanta Georgia for processing and where he is currently awaiting extradition back to MD.
Key is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Assault First Degree, and Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure.
First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mack Kennedy of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Assault First Degree that was obtained by the County Police on January 25, 2017.
The Warrant states that on January 8th, county police responded to the 4100 block of Warner Avenue for an assault call where they spoke with the victim who stated that she and Kennedy - her neighbor - were talking and having drinks together. According to the warrant a conversation between the two turned into an argument and resulted in a physical altercation. The warrant further states that when the victim yelled for Kennedy to stop he grabbed her by the neck and began to strangle her. The victim indicated that Kennedy left her apartment when she lowered her voice during the stranglehold and asked him to leave.
On February 13th, Deputies’ investigation led them to an address in the 4000 block of Warner Avenue in Hyattsville, MD. When deputies observed a resident leaving the apartment they approached and confirmed Kennedy was inside into which they were allowed peaceful entry. Deputies located Kennedy and advised him that he had an open warrant, took him into custody and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Kennedy is also charged with Sex Offense Third Degree and Second Degree Assault.
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