Friday, October 26, 2012
Kevon Neal and Kenneth Mitchell are accused of leading a car chase that sent Officer Adrian Morris's cruiser into a ditch off of I-95.
A grand jury indicted two men on Thursday for their alleged role in an Aug. 20 pursuit that ended in the death of Prince George's County police Officer Adrian Morris. Kevon Neal, 23, of Fort Washington was charged with motor vehicle manslaughter, fleeing and eluding police, and theft greater than $10,000. Kenneth Mitchell, 25, of Washington, DC was charged with theft greater than $10,000. Neal faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted, while Mitchell faces up to 15. Morris, 23, was killed when his cruiser careened off I-95 near Powder Mill Road. According to police, he had been pursuing a silver Acura thought to contain two suspects who stole a purse at a Shell gas station in Laurel. The car reportedly cut across multiple lanes quickly, …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Adrian Morris, 23, of Laurel was honored Tuesday when the Prince George's County Police Department posthumously promoted him to Police Officer First Class.
Family, friends and law enforcement agencies honored a fallen officer as a hero when the Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) laid a fellow officer to rest at Woodstream Church in Mitchellville. Police Officer First Class Adrian Morris, who was posthumously promoted at Tuesday's funeral, died on Aug. 20 when the cruiser he was driving veered off the roadway and crashed into a ditch. According to PGPD, Morris, 23, will be remembered for "his enthusiasm and devotion to his family, career, community and fellow police officers." “In the time that Adrian was with the Prince George’s County Police Department, he made a lasting impression on our agency; not only with his co-workers, but with the community as well," PGPD Chief Mark …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kevon Darnell Neal turned himself into police on Friday
The driver involved in a crash that led to the death of a Prince George's County police officer turned himself into police later Thursday night. Kevon Darnell Neal, 23, was arrested Friday and charged in an attempted theft in Laurel. Neal, of the 3400 block of Gennene Lane in Fort Washington, was driving the vehicle Off. Adrian Morris was pursuing when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed near Beltsville on I-95. Morris died later at Prince George's Hospital Center. The other suspect, Kenneth Clark Mitchell 24, of the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, NE, Washington, DC, was arrested Wednesday.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Funeral arrangements have been set for Off. Adrian Morris, but on Saturday, FedEx Field will honor the fallen officer in their own way.
Prince George's County Police announced that Off. Adrian Morris, who died in the line of duty on Aug. 20, will be honored with a moment of silence at FedEx Field Saturday. At 4 p.m. before the Redskins game, FexEx field will remember Morris, who died Monday when the vehicle he was driving veered off the roadway and crash into a ditch. Morris and his partner Off. Michael Risher were pursuing two suspects who were allegedly involved in a theft in Laurel. Risher was injured as well, but was later released from the hospital. Morris, 23, grew up in Laurel and was a 2 and 1/2 year veteran of the force. His funeral is set for Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Woodstream Church, 9800 Lottsford Road in Mitchellville, at 10 a.m. Internment will immediately …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Prince George's County Police have significant leads in car crash death of a fellow officer.
Prince George's County Police have charged one man, and have issued a warrant for a second person, in an alleged auto theft that led to a deadly police pursuit on I-95 and subsequent car crash death of a police officer. Police charged Kenneth Clark Mitchell, 25, of the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, NE, Washington, DC, with auto theft. The police also have issued a warrant for the arrest of a second occupant— Kevon Darnell Neal, 23, of the 3400 block of Gennene Lane in Fort Washington. He is also wanted for auto theft. According to reports, police picked up Mitchell when he tried to reenter the Acura TL that was involved in the police pursuit on I-95 Monday. Officer Adrian Morris, 23, of Laurel, was killed when the vehicle he was driving …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Prince George's County Police say they have arrested a suspect who they believe was involved in the tragic crash that killed a young county police officer from Laurel.
Update, 3:50 p.m.: Police have arrested the occupant in the Acura TL that was involved in a pursuit with a county police officer Monday. According to the Prince George's County Twitter account, the man they had in custody for questioning has been arrested. Stay tuned with Patch as more on this story unfolds. Original Post, 2:15 p.m.: Prince George's County Police have recovered the car involved in a pursuit on the Beltway Monday that led to the death of a young officer. According to Prince George's County Police's twitter feed, investigators recovered the silver Acura TL in Southeast DC early Tuesday morning. Police are questioning an individual in their custody, who PGPD spokeswoman Julie Parker tweeted was an occupant in the Acura. …
Adrian Morris, a District 6 police officer and Laurel resident, died Monday while he and his partner pursued the suspects from an alleged theft.
A crash during a pursuit on Interstate 95 ended the life of a Prince George's County police officer and injured another officer when their car left the roadway Monday afternoon. Shortly before noon, District 6 Officer Adrian Morris and his partner were called to the scene of a theft from a vehicle at a Shell gas station in the 6600 block of Sandy Spring Road in Laurel, county police said. According to police, eyewitnesses told Morris and his partner that two suspects in a silver Acura TL unsuccessfully tried to open the victim's car doors, before fleeing from the scene. While the officers investigated the crime and talked to other witnesses, an Shell employee noticed that the suspects had returned in the Acura. The officers began …