Md. homicide suspect arrested in NC

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- A suspect in a Maryland homicide was arrested Friday morning in North Carolina.

Rafael Rivera Quinones, 34, was wanted by the District Court of Maryland for Prince George's County for Attempted First Degree Murder, Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault (two counts), and Destruction of Property stemming from a 2004 incident where Quinones allegedly assaulted another individual with a broken bottle, according to officials.

Members of the Capital Area Regional Task Force in Greenbelt, Md. recently developed information indicating that Quinones was living in Winston-Salem, NC, according to officals. Around 9 a.m. Friday, members of U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force began conducting surveillance at 908 Goldfloss Street and observed Quinones enter the residence.

Quinones refused to answer the door and JFTF members made entry into the home, but did not immediately locate Quinones, according to officials. JFTF members were forced to remove portions of the interior of the ceiling in order to gain access to the attic. After almost two hours, Quinones began communicating from the attic and was taken into custody without further incident.

Quinones was transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center and held without bond pending an extradition hearing back to Maryland.


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