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Murder Suspect, Kyvelle Martin Apprehended in Georgia

Charged with Drug and Handgun Possessions

(Bel Air, MD – December 29, 2006) — The Harford County Sheriff’s Office received word from the Bibb County, (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office late Thursday evening that they had arrested Kyvelle Jamaas Martin on local drug and handgun charges.

Martin, 22, who managed to elude capture for five months, was wanted for the first degree murder of Kevin Harold Rowlette, age 20 of Edgewood. Rowlette was shot in the face on July 12, 2006 following an alleged dispute between Martin and the victim in the 1800 block of Brookside Drive Edgewood, MD.

Narcotics investigators from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office acting on a drug tip approached Martin while on the street in the city limits of North Macon, Georgia. A scuffle ensued and Martin was able to get free. After a lengthy foot chase through a business district and apartment complex Martin was captured. Found on Martin’s person at the time of his arrest was an ounce of marijuana, approximately 100 ecstasy pills, an ounce of cocaine and over $1000 in cash. A search warrant was executed at Martin’s apartment that recovered a revolver and a semi-automatic handgun.

Martin was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine trafficking, felony obstruction, and possession of drugs within 100 feet of a drug free zone. He currently being held at the Bibb County Jail without bond on local charges and awaiting extradition procedures to determine when he will be returned to Maryland.