Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A deputy sheriff who works in Alexandria, VA, was confronted by a burglary suspect when he arrived home to Fort Washington, according to police.
Update: 6:02 p.m.: Police have identified the burglary suspect who they say was fatally shot by a VA deputy sheriff while the deputy's Fort Washington home was being burglarized. The deceased suspect is Jon Adgrain Pocknett, 20, of the 4000 block of Doncaster Drive in Indian Head, according to police. Original Post: Authorities say an Alexandria, VA deputy sheriff who lives in Fort Washington shot a burglary suspect to death Tuesday night inside his home. According to Prince George's County police, the deputy noticed his front door was damaged around 10:50 p.m. when he returned to his residence in 8400 block of Rose Marie Drive. When he went inside, he was reportedly confronted by the suspect. The homeowner shot the apparent burglar, who …
Monday, January 28, 2013
It's taking three times longer for background checks.
Monday, January 28
By Rashee Raj Kumar, Capital News Service Want to buy a gun? Get in line. Maryland State Police are taking three times longer than usual to finish background checks on new gun purchases, Maryland gun dealers said in interviews. The process usually takes seven days, but several Maryland gun dealers said it was taking three weeks or more for the agency to complete the checks. They blamed the delay on a surge in gun sales sparked by debate over new gun control regulations proposed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O’Malley. “Right now a standard background check is running about three weeks and MSP is being more and more restrictive,” said Andrew Raymond, co-owner of Engage Armament in Rockville. “That’s making things much more …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sheriff's deputies apprehended Kenneth Ferguson at the 500 block of Cedarleaf Ave. in Capitol Heights, MD.
Sheriff's deputies apprehended Kenneth Ferguson in Capitol Heights, MD, on an arrest warrant for first degree assault, according to the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office. Ferguson and another male suspect allegedly physically assaulted a male victim at the 500 block of Cedarleaf Ave. in Capitol Heights, according to the warrant, which was obtained on Nov. 20. The other male suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim; then he and Ferguson fled, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies seeking Ferguson found him at the 7200 block of Hylton Street, the sheriff's office announced. Ferguson was transported to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections and charged with first and second degree assault, and use of a …