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Second Homicide Suspect Arrested

(Edgewood, Md) — Harford County Sheriff’s detectives investigating the December 8th shooting death of an Edgewood cab driver have arrested a second suspect in his murder. Darrell Levon Miller, 19, of 2416 Hanson Road Edgewood, has been charged with homicide, use of a handgun in commission of a felony, and 1st degree assault. Miller was arrested without incident on January 5th at the Sheriff’s Office in Bel Air. He is currently being held in the Harford County Detention Center without bond. The first suspect in the case, Wayne Lavon Bond, 17, of Edgewood, was arrested on December11th and remains incarcerated.

Derald Howard Guess, 37, of the 600 Block Yorkshire Drive, Edgewood, a United Sedan Taxi driver, was shot and killed at approximately 12:30am on December 8th as he was picking up a fare on Harford Square Drive in Edgewood. Police were called to the 1500 block of Harford Square Drive at 12:42am after residents in the area heard a car crash and reported it to 911. Deputies arriving on the scene discovered the crash but found the victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the days following the shooting police began receiving tips and information from concerned citizens. Detectives began interviewing these citizens and learned of Bond’s involvement. As a result of this information investigators learned that Bond fled to a home in the Windsor Valley community immediately after the shooting. During the evening hours of December 10th, a search and seizure warrant was executed on a home in Windsor Valley at 1739 Dearwood Court, Edgewood. Police recovered clothing consistent with information given by a witness the night of the shooting. While searching the perimeter of the home police recovered a firearm consistent with what witnesses described was used during the murder. Detectives furthering their investigation learned of Miller’s involvement and subsequently charged him with murder. The investigation in Mr. Guess’s death continues.

Press Release

January 06, 2005

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