Arrest Made In Martin Homicide

(Bel Air, MD - June 20, 2009) - Donald Donnell Brown Jr, 31 of Baltimore, MD was taken into custody by members of the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team without incident on Masthead Court in Essex MD at approximately 5pm on Friday, June 19, 2009. Brown was then turned over to the Harford County Sheriff's Office on charges of murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment and use of a handgun to commit a crime. Brown was wanted in connection with the murder of Yamar Auntrez Martin that occurred on May 5, 2009 in Aberdeen, MD.

The District Court of Maryland had issued a warrant for Brown's arrest on May 17, 2009 in connection with the Martin homicide, which occurred at approximately 2am on May 5, 2009 in the area of Perrywood Drive and Perrywood Court, Aberdeen MD.

Brown was transported to the Harford County Detention Center for processing and is currently being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. A bond review hearing is scheduled at District Court on Monday, June 22, 2009.

News Release

June 20, 2009


  • Sgt. David Betz
  • Monica A. Worrell