A man wanted for an assault at a Frederick motel in December was arrested last week in connection with a double homicide in Capital Heights, according to the Prince George's County police.
Rendell Markeith Johnson, 25, was arrested Friday after detectives with the Prince George's County Police Department connected him to the deaths of Trevor Frazier and Raymond Giles, both of Frederick, who were fatally shot in the 5100 block of Fable Street of Capital Heights on April 7, according to a department press release.
Johnson remained in custody in Washington. D.C., on charges including first- and second-degree murder, the release states. He was being held without bail Monday awaiting an extradition hearing to turn him over to Prince George's County police.
Police believe the homicides stemmed from a dispute between Johnson and Frazier, 24, who was found dead from several gunshot wounds in a car when police arrived on Fable Street at 12:15 a.m. April 7, according to the release. Giles, 26, was lying in the road, also suffering from gunshot wounds, when police arrived. Giles was taken to a hospital, where he later died, the release states.
Johnson, of the 1400 block of Key Parkway, was already wanted for first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and four firearms offenses dating back to a call Frederick police responded to on Dec. 19 at the Super 8 Motel on Monocacy Boulevard.
Police set up a security barricade outside one of the rooms in the motel for several hours after a woman was escorted from the building with significant injuries and detectives determined that Johnson might still be inside, according to stories published previously in The Frederick News-Post.
The room was eventually cleared by the department's Special Response Team, which found no sign of Johnson, and a warrant was issued for his arrest later that day.
Johnson was also wanted on additional burglary and assault charges dating back to Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, 2018, also in Frederick, but it was not clear when he would be served with either of his Frederick County arrest warrants as of Monday, considering his charges in Prince George's County.
Anyone with more information on the Prince George's County homicides was asked to call Prince George's County police at 301-772-4925. Tips can be left anonymously by calling Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477 (TIPS), or submitted online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com. Finally, tipsters can use the department's mobile app by searching “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play and downloading the app to a mobile device.