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Thursday, December 05, 2013


(Princess Anne, MD) –Maryland State Police criminal investigators arrested two suspects today in the murder of Adrian Lurele Marshall in Princess Anne.

Those arrested are identified as Brandon Michael Early, 17, of the 500 block of Random Drive in Baltimore and Cory Hamilton, 28, of the 400 block of Liberty Street in Salisbury, Maryland. Both men are charged with first and second degree murder, and robbery.

The victim, identified as Adrian Lurele Marshall, 35, of the 11,000 block of Greenwood School Road in Princess Anne, Maryland was found dead in his home on Thanksgiving morning. The autopsy determined Marshall died from multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of his death was ruled a homicide.

Early was arrested at his home in Baltimore without incident at 2:00pm this afternoon. Hamilton was arrested at his place of employment in Salisbury without incident at 11:00 a.m this morning. Both men are awaiting an appearance before the Somerset County District Court Commissioner.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, November 28, 2013, state troopers responded to Marshall’s residence after receiving a 911 call, reporting a possible shooting. Upon their arrival, Marshall was found lying in the kitchen area of his duplex style residence.

Detectives from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. Continuing assistance was provided by state police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division from Berlin, Salisbury and Princess Anne, the Gang Enforcement Unit, the Gun Enforcement Unit, and the State Apprehension Team. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division responded to gather and process evidence at the scene. The Somerset County State’s Attorney also responded.

Investigators continue to interview witnesses and urge anyone with information to call Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. All callers will remain anonymous.


Anonymous said...

why would a kid from Baltimore come all the way down here . Sounds like there's more to the story that may tarnish someone's Sainthood.

Anonymous said...

He could have been in the area to visit family during the holiday.

Anonymous said...

Came to collect drug money..but we dont have a gang problem here LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, state troopers doing more than writing speeding tickets? Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

Good Job MSP. Your work is always appreciated from this family.

Anonymous said...

Lots of drug dealing overlooked in this area. There has been drug activity in that exact area for years and years. It is day and night right out in the open one block from the elementary school. I was surprised to see a camera had photo of car. Who would have known this area had a camera running? So, how long has this camera been running and yet no other drug busts in the area of a school? This is the second murder involving drugs in last few years in Greenwood.

Anonymous said...

Great job Troopers...two arrests within one week of the homicide. From another family who appreciates your work.

Anonymous said...

The cops in that town do drugs so nothing should come as a surprise.

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