Man Accused In Slaying Had Active Warrant

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a teenager accused of killing a man this month in Forestville was charged with attempted murder in 2009, but Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputies didn’t serve the arrest warrant until after the more recent slaying.

Records show a warrant was issued for the arrest of Dounte Douglass on Oct, 21, 2009, but it wasn’t served until Jan. 11 of this year. Douglass had been accused of shooting a man with whom he’d been involved in an ongoing dispute.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sharon Taylor says deputies tried to serve the warrant twice in December 2010, but Douglass was not home. She could not explain why no attempt was made to serve the warrant earlier.

Douglass, 19, of Capitol Heights, is now charged in the slaying of Corteza Livingston, 21, on Jan. 8.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. HARLEY says:

    who would have guessed. he would have probably been out on bail or released by some liberal judge. The sheriffs dept. or whom ever serves the warrants should be prosecuted. HARD TO EXPLAIN ?

  2. FEDUP says:

    WE NEED MORE Registries TO KEEP REACK OF THESE PEOPLE AND KNOW WEHRE THEY LIVE AND WHO THEY ARE AND THE POLICE NEEDS TO CHECK ON THEM AND THESE PEOPLE NEEDS TO REPORT TO POLICE STATION AND BE PROCESSED EVERY SO OFTEN AND WATCHED

  3. Benjamin W. Fish Sr. says:

    tag them like you do cats&dogs

  4. W Henderson says:

    What is wrong with our justice system? Enforce the Death Penalty crime will drop dramatically.

    1. GCF says:

      Liberals are whats wrong with the judical system

  5. moleman says:

    get rid of the porch monkeys in the judicial system. thats what’s wrong.

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