Monday, February 25, 2013

PGPD Arrests Suspect in Murder of Geraldine McIntyre

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a suspect for the murder of Geraldine McIntyre in Capitol Heights.  The suspect is identified as 46-year-old James Alphonso Ward of the 1300 block of Chapel Lane in Capitol Heights.

James Alphonso Ward

On February 9, 2013, at approximately 3:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of Chapel Oaks Drive for a welfare check call. Upon arrival, patrol officers found McIntyre suffering from multiple stab wounds to her upper body.  She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The investigation revealed Ward murdered McIntyre then stole a television from her home.  The motive in the murder was burglary.

Ward is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges.  He was already in custody on an unrelated breaking and entering charge.  He remains in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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