- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 27, 2001

Prince George's County, Md. police say they have a suspect in the killing of a 71-year-old Croom man who was shot after he advertised an expensive wristwatch that was later found in his home.
Investigators yesterday obtained a warrant charging Donzell Stephen James, 26, with first-degree murder for killing Lloyd Ernest Bond on Sunday night.
Police said Mr. James said he was answering a classified advertisement Mr. Bond had placed to sell an 18-karat gold Rolex wristwatch. Police said Mr. James shot Mr. Bond and his wife, Caroline Bond, several times after he entered their home in the 12000 block of Molly Berry Road about 8:45 p.m.
Mrs. Bond, 62, was able to dial 911. Police said she remained in serious condition last night at a hospital.
Mr. Bond was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police spokesman said yesterday that an officer had spoken with Mr. James by telephone and asked him to surrender. Mr. James, whose last known address was in the 600 block of Oglethorpe Street in Northeast, refused and remained at large.
Mr. James' girlfriend, Stalisha Gilmore, 21, has been arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.
After the shooting, police said, Mr. James fled on foot before calling Miss Gilmore from an undisclosed location. The two met and spent Sunday night together. Mr. James confided in her, and she gave him her car, police said.
Police believe Mr. James still may be driving the car, a gray 1986 Toyota Tercel with the D.C. license plate AZ7031.
Prince George's County police spokesman George Long said yesterday that the watch had been left behind in the Bonds' house.
Mr. Bond's advertisement placed the value of the watch at $16,400. Mr. Bond was asking for the best offer over $12,000.
Police said Mr. James arrived at the house in a blue 1999 Dodge Durango that was not registered to him. The vehicle was abandoned when the assailant fled the scene.
They said the vehicle's registered owner was able to provide information that led them to Mr. James.
The Bonds' home, which is called Serendipity Farm, sits atop a wooded hill that is accessible only through a large wooden gate and long driveway. A $500 reward was posted on the mailbox for the return of two gargoyles recently stolen from the gate.

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