Author: Lt. Dan Marcou
PALMER PARK, Md. — Police in Maryland have apprehended a man on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list who’s accused in the 2014 strangulation of a New Jersey woman.
Prince George’s County police Chief Hank Stawinski told reporters that three of his officers approached Lamont Stephenson, who was in a truck, in response to a suspicious person call early Thursday. Stawinski said Stephenson told the officers he was homeless but also said he was a wanted man.
Stawinski said Stephenson was taken into custody on an unlawful flight to avoid prosecution warrant and added that Washington, D.C., police have a warrant charging Stephenson in a slaying there Wednesday.
The FBI said Stephenson, wanted in the strangulation of 43-year-old Olga DeJesus of Newark, New Jersey, had been on its Top 10 list since October last year.