Sheriff's Office Makes Quick Arrest in Stabbing Death of Teen - Southern Maryland Headline News

Sheriff's Office Makes Quick Arrest in Stabbing Death of Teen


LA PLATA, Md. (June 2, 2009)—Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey announced Monday the arrest of Demetrius Joel Glover, 17, of Waldorf, charged in connection with the homicide of 17-year-old Antonio McVicker who was stabbed on May 27 near the intersection of Jubilee Way and Dorset Drive in Waldorf. Glover was arrested on May 29 after admitting to his involvement in the case.

Sheriff Coffey said the arrest came about as the result of tips and good police work. "This was a tough case on many different levels. A teenager was killed and there was no apparent motive. Our detectives worked non-stop, re-tracing the victim's steps, interviewing family and friends, and canvassing the neighborhood. They followed every lead and eventually developed suspect information. There are still many unanswered questions, particularly as it relates to a motive, and we are continuing to work this investigation with the hopes of answering some of those questions."

Preliminary investigation revealed on the night of the homicide, the suspect was in a car with two acquaintances -a 17-year-old male and a 24-year-old male. They were driving in the area of Jubilee Way when they observed the victim and his friend walking down a sidewalk. Glover exited the car, approached the victim and stabbed him in the abdomen. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he died.

Glover was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, attempted armed robbery and reckless endangerment. He was remanded to the Charles County Detention Center with no bond.

The two remaining occupants in the car have not been charged and the case is being reviewed by the State's Attorney's Office. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Major Crimes Unit at (301) 609-6513. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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