Arrest made in 1995 shooting death
D.C. police have arrested a man in a two-decade-old shooting death and charged him with killing his stepfather in a house in Garfield Heights in Southeast Washington.
Police had questioned the stepson at the time of the July 1995 killing, but they did not have evidence to make for an arrest, according to a court filing Friday.
In May, police said, an acquaintance of the suspect’s came forward with new information, including that he saw the suspect hide what looked like a gun after the acquaintance heard shots from inside the home.
Police charged Taron Oliver, now 42, of Oxon Hill, Md., with first-degree murder while armed. The victim was identified as Nathanial Williams, 41, of Southeast.
The affidavit says Williams was shot in a bedroom of his home in the 3100 block of 20th Street SE. Police said they do not know of a motive.
— Peter Hermann
Man dies of injuries from 2006 shooting
A man shot in Oxon Hill 10 years ago died Dec. 24, and the death is being investigated as a homicide, Prince George’s County police said.
Maurice Benton, 29, was shot about July 29, 2006, in the 1300 block of Southview Drive in Oxon Hill, according to police.
A medical examiner ruled that the death stemmed from injuries he suffered in the shooting, police said. No suspect or motive has been identified.
— Lynh Bui
Bank official charged with $1.8 million theft
The former vice president of a Maryland bank was charged with embezzlement and wire fraud Friday for what federal prosecutors said was the theft of more than $1.8 million from customers over six years.
Three victims were at least 80 years old, according to prosecutors, and two accounts were for people who had died.
From 2010 to mid-2016, Melissa Strohman, 54, of Nottingham, was senior vice president at the now-defunct Hopkins Federal Savings Bank, which had branches in Pikesville and Highlandtown, federal court documents said.
— Justin Wm. Moyer
Hogan to attend Trump inauguration
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration, despite disavowing the president-elect during the campaign.
Hogan’s office said Friday that the governor and first lady Yumi Hogan received an invitation to the Jan. 20 event and that they “look forward to attending.”
The governor said when he voted in the Nov. 8 election, he wrote in his father, an 88-year-old former congressman and former Prince George’s county executive, for the presidency.
— Josh Hicks
Man killed in his Prince George’s home
A man was shot and killed Thursday night in his house in Capitol Heights, Prince George’s County police said.
They identified the victim as Khalil Wiggins, 44, of Byers Street. Preliminary investigation indicted that the crime was not random, police said.
— Martin Weil
McLean man dies in single-car crash
A man died Thursday in a McLean-area crash in which speed is thought to have been a factor, Fairfax County police said.
Police identified the man as Chad Cheatham, 33, of McLean. Police said Cheatham’s car left Lewinsville Road about 1:30 p.m. and crashed head-on into a utility pole.
— Victoria St. Martin