Arrest Made in Well Death

Police say suspect, victim knew each other

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    Prince George's County police said they've arrested a man in connection to the disappearance and murder of Lenny Harris, of Alexandria, Va. (Published Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012)

    One person has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Alexandria, Va., man whose body was found in a well Saturday afternoon.

    Prince George's County Police said Linwood Johnson, 49, of Oxon Hill, Md., was arrested Tuesday. More arrests are forthcoming, police told News4's Darcy Spencer.

    An autopsy determined that the victim, Lenwood "Lenny" Harris, 53, had been shot. Police said Tuesday that the weapon they believe was used in the crime was recovered.

    Police said they believe the incident stemmed from a robbery and that the suspect and Harris knew each other.

    Harris's body was pulled from the well more than 48 hours after police received an anonymous tip that the body was located in it behind an abandoned home in the 11900 block of Old Fort Road.

    Harris disappeared in September. His phone was found on the Wilson Bridge, not far from the well.

    His car was found abandoned in October in Prince George’s County.

    Surveillance cameras show someone using his credit card since his disappearance. Police have not said whether that person in the video was Johnson.

    Harris was known as an advocate for the underprivileged. He was a regular at recreation centers where he would help find tutors for children.

    A bond review hearing for Johnson was scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in Prince George's County Circuit Court.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more information as it becomes available.