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Murder suspect in Oxon Hill surrenders to police
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A man accused of dragging his ex-girlfriend’s new lover from her apartment and fatally shooting him in a parking lot turned himself in to police over the weekend and on Monday was ordered held without bond.
Prince George's County police obtained an arrest warrant for 35-year-old James Howard Braddy after the Aug. 12 slaying of Trevor Alejandro Johnson, 37. Mr. Braddy turned himself in to police on Saturday, officials said.
On the afternoon of Aug. 12, police said, Mr. Braddy came into the home of his ex-girlfriend, located on the 1100 block of Kennebec Street in Oxon Hill, and confronted Johnson. During the confrontation, police said, Mr. Braddy shot Johnson. Officials said he dragged Johnson’s body down the steps of the apartment and into an adjacent parking lot, where he shot Johnson several more times.
Mr. Braddy faces charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and firearms-related crimes from the incident, according to Prince George’s County District Court records.
After a bail-review hearing Monday, Prince George’s County District Court Judge Patrice Lewis ordered that Mr. Braddy be held at the county’s Department of Corrections without bond. No family or friends appeared to be in attendance at Monday’s hearing. No one could be reached by phone at his home, which was listed as being in the 10000 block of Moreland Street in Fort Washington.
His defense attorney, Christopher Griffiths, made no arguments for or against his bond at the hearing.
According to court records, Mr. Braddy was previously convicted of carrying a pistol without a license in 1997 and, more recently, kidnapping in 2001. The Federal Bureau of Prisons indicates that he was released from prison in 2008.
A preliminary hearing in the first-degree murder case is scheduled on Sept. 24.
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