Demetriece Antoine Holmes, age 23, of Upper Marlboro was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted-second degree murder, armed robbery, robbery, handgun violations and other related crimes.LA PLATA, Md. (June 3, 2008)—The Charles County Sheriffs Office has arrested one of the men who allegedly shot and nearly killed a 36-year-old Waldorf man during a robbery late last year. Demetriece Antoine Holmes, age 23, of Upper Marlboro was apprehended on May 29 at his residence by the Sheriffs Offices Warrant/Fugitive Unit, a K9 team, a U.S. Marshals task force, and the Prince Georges County Sheriffs Offices SWAT team.
The investigation began Nov. 28, 2007 at 9:51 p.m. when Sheriffs officers responded to a parking lot in the 2600 block of Husk Place in Waldorf for the report of the shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim lying on the sidewalk. He had been shot multiple times.
A preliminary investigation revealed he was robbed by two unknown suspects while he was walking from his vehicle to an apartment building.
Officers, a K9 team, and a U.S. Park Police helicopter searched the area but could not locate the suspects. The victim meanwhile was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince Georges Hospital Center.
Detectives obtained the warrant for Holmess arrest on May 28 after an analysis of evidence and interviews with witnesses implicated him in the shooting. The warrant charged Holmes with attempted first-degree murder, attempted-second degree murder, armed robbery, robbery, handgun violations and other related crimes.
After his arrested on May 29, Holmes was transported to the Charles County Detention Center where he is being held without bond.
The victim remained hospitalized for several months following the shooting. Although he was released from the hospital, he continues to recover from his injuries.
Police say Holmess accomplice has been identified. He has not been charged but he is currently incarcerated at the Charles County Detention Center on unrelated charges.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. S. Fetterolf at 301-609-6497.