Detectives Investigate Domestic-Related Barricade in Colesville Area; Suspect Charged with First-Degree Assault

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section have arrested and charged Jalen Christopher Marshall, age 25, of the 13500 block of Montvale Drive in Silver Spring, with the first-degree assault of his 72-year-old grandfather.  After assaulting his grandfather, Marshall barricaded himself inside the family’s residence and after approximately five hours of negotiations, Emergency Response Team (ERT) officers forced entry into the home and arrested him.

This morning at approximately 9:05, officers were called to a residence in the 13500 block of Montvale Drive for the report of domestic violence.  Upon responding to the home, officers were met with the 72-year-old victim, who had lacerations to his face.  Marshall, the victim’s grandson, was in the home.  When officers attempted to make contact with Marshall, he exited the home carrying what appeared to be a long rifle and then reentered the home.  (Officers located this weapon during a search of the home and determined that the long barrel replica firearm was a pellet gun.  See photo below).  Marshall exited and reentered the home several times carrying the rifle.  He told officers that he was going to drink bleach.  Emergency Response Team (ERT) officers were called to the scene to begin negotiations in an attempt to have Marshall exit the home peacefully.

While officers were trying to communicate with Marshall, the victim explained to investigators that Marshall, who lives with him and his wife (Marshall’s grandmother), had been acting strangely the past several days.  This morning, as the victim was in the kitchen and Marshall was upstairs, the victim heard a loud commotion coming from the upstairs.  Marshall came downstairs into the kitchen and began yelling at his grandfather.  Marshall punched his grandfather and pushed him to the ground.  While the victim was still on the ground, Marshall struck the victim’s face with a dining room chair.  The victim attempted to call 911 and run away but Marshall pushed him down again.  The victim was able to escape to the outside of the home as Marshall pursued him.  As the victim continued to attempt to get away, Marshall took a machete that he had in his vehicle and attempted to strike the victim.

The victim ran to a neighbor who was outside and the neighbor called 911.  Marshall ran back into the residence.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., officers forced entry into the home and arrested Marshall. Marshall had used furniture to barricade himself inside of the home. During a search of the home, investigators located an approximately three-foot sword and the replica long gun that Marshall was carrying when he exited the home on several occasions (see photo below).

Marshall was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree and second-degree assault.  The grandfather was transported by Fire & Rescue personnel to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Jalen Marshall


Weapons seized from home: three-foot sword with sheath (left), replica long gun (right)

Concern for Missing North Bethesda Area Juvenile

Samantha Lee

Update: October 25, 2018 – Samantha Lee was located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing North Bethesda area juvenile.

Samantha Lee, age 13, of Lone Oak Drive, was last seen at North Bethesda Middle School located at 8935 Bradmoor Drive in Bethesda, at approximately 10:15 this morning (Wednesday, October 24). Lee is described as an Asian female, 5’ 2” tall and weighing 120 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, black pants, pink shoes, and carrying a turquoise bag.

Police and family are concerned for Lee’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Samantha Lee is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).


Detectives Investigate Wheaton CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who robbed a Wheaton CVS Pharmacy

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the October 21 armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Wheaton.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Sunday, October 21 at approximately 9:55 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 2321 University Boulevard West for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the CVS, displayed a handgun, and confronted the adult male clerk who was behind the counter.  The suspect threatened the clerk and demanded that the clerk open the store’s safe.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect stole currency from the safe and then fled.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.


Update: Germantown Homicide Suspect Commits Suicide

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the October 23 homicide of 20-year-old Stephen Frazier of Germantown.

During this homicide investigation, Valentino Pritchett, age 18, of an unconfirmed address, was developed as a suspect.  Pritchett was wanted by the Police Department for attempted murder in connection with a previous incident.

On October 23 at approximately 7:02 p.m., officers located Pritchett traveling in a vehicle in the area of Great Seneca Highway and Mateny Road in Germantown.  As officers approached the car in an attempt to arrest Pritchett, he shot himself.  Officers rendered first aid and called for the assistance of Fire & Rescue personnel.  Pritchett was declared deceased at the scene.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this homicide.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.


Update: Suspect Arrested for Rockville Rape

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police -Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested Malachi Peter Raymond, age 21, of Autumn Wind Way in Rockville, with the second-degree rape of a 17-year-old female.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 1st District officers, Rockville City police officers, and officers from the Metro Transit Police Department responded to the area of the Twinbrook Metro Station located at 1600 Chapman Avenue in Rockville for the report of a rape.

Investigation by detectives revealed that the victim and Raymond began conversing on a Metrobus. When the bus stopped at the Twinbrook Metro Station, the victim and Raymond walked to a nearby parking garage located at 5701 Fishers Lane and went to a sixth floor stairwell. Raymond attempted to kiss the victim; the victim refused Raymond’s advances.  Raymond then raped the victim.  After the sexual assault, Raymond walked the victim back to the Metro Station.  The victim then called police.

The victim was able to provide a description of Raymond to officers.  Detectives were able to locate video surveillance of the suspect (now identified as Raymond ) while he was on the bus and while he was at the Twinbrook Metro Station.

Through investigation, Raymond was developed as a suspect and he was arrested tonight at his residence on the strength of a Montgomery County warrant charging him with second-degree rape and one count of fourth-degree sexual offense.


Malachi Raymond