Indictments in Crash That Killed Prince George's Officer

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012  |  Updated 5:52 PM EDT
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Officer Dead Following I-95 Crash

L: Kevon Darnell Neal. R: Officer Adrian Morris

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One in Custody After Fatal Police Crash

A silver Acura -- which police say was driven by a person who fled the scene of the crash -- was found Tuesday around 3 a.m. in the 400 block of St. Louis Street SE in the District.

Officer Dead Following I-95 Crash

One officer is dead and another injured following a police pursuit on Interstate 95 in Prince George's County. News4's Chris Gordon reports.
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Two men have been indicted for charges stemming from a police chase in which a Prince George's County officer was killed in a crash.

Kevon Darnell Neal and Kenneth Clark Mitchell were previously charged with theft over $10,000. Neal, of Fort Washington, Md., has now also been charged with vehicular manslaughter and fleeing and eluding.

Officer Adrian Morris, 23, died while in pursuit of a silver Acura that matched the description of a suspect vehicle in a break-in at a gas station. Authorities later learned that the Acura had been stolen the day before the crash.

Neal was driving fast and cutting through traffic, forcing several cars to swerve out of the way, police said.

Morris died after the officers' cruiser ran off the road. He was ejected from the car. Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

"Our hearts continue to go out to the family of Officer Morris," said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. "I want his family and all the citizens of Prince George’s County to know that we will do all we can to ensure that justice is served in this case and today is the first step in that process."

Both Neal and Mitchell were arrested within two days of the crash. Both are being held without custody.

Neal, of Fort Washington, Md., could get up to 35 years in prison if convicted. Mitchell, of Northeast D.C., is facing 15 years.

Both are being held without bond.

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