MARDELA, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police are investigating a homicide on a Wicomico County farm.
Troopers found the body of 62-year-old Lee Harcum lying in a watermelon field in the 10000 block of Snethen Church Road. Authorities say there were obvious signs of trauma to his head.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Chief Reacts To Vote Of No Confidence
The preliminary investigation indicates an argument broke out between Harcum and his nephew while they were picking watermelons in the field.READ MORE: Maryland Offers "Full Support" After 19 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Texas Elementary School Shooting
Investigators believe 31-year-old William Harcum III used a blunt object to strike his uncle in the head.MORE NEWS: A Mass Shooting In Texas Has Reignited A Nationwide Conversation On Gun Violence
He is charged with first and second-degree murder and assault.