PG County pair charged in connection with officer's death


Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and Chief of Police Mark Magaw announced today that Kevon Neal and Kenneth Mitchell have been indicted on charges for their role in the August death of police officer Adrian Morris, who died when his police cruiser crashed on I-95 while in pursuit.
"Our hearts continue to go out to the family of Officer Morris," Alsobrooks said.  "I want his family and all the citizens of Prince George's County to know that we will do all we can to ensure that justice is served in this case and today is the first step in that process."
Neal has been charged with motor vehicle manslaughter, fleeing and eluding police and theft greater than $10,000.  Mitchell has been charged with theft greater than $10,000.  Neal is facing a maximum of 35 years if convicted and Mitchell is facing 15 years.
"We respect the grand jury's decision today.  We believe it is the right decision. The loss of Officer Morris still weighs heavily on our hearts and minds."
The indictments come on the heels of an August 20, 2012 incident in which Morris was pursuing the vehicle Neal and Mitchell were traveling in after they had been identified as individuals who had stolen a purse at a local gas station.  It was later discovered that the pair had stolen purses from multiple gas stations and were traveling in a stolen vehicle.
Neal remains on a no bond status at the Prince George's County Department of Corrections.  Mitchell is currently being held in the District of Columbia on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in relation to the stolen vehicle in this case.  He has also been placed on a no bond status.
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