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Duo indicted for PG officer's death

The driver of a stolen car involved in a high-speed police chase in August that left a Prince George's County police officer dead was indicted for vehicular manslaughter, authorities announced Thursday.

Kevon Darnell Neal, 23, of Fort Washington faces 35 years in prison on charges that also include felony theft and fleeing and eluding police.

A passenger in the car at the time of the crash, Kenneth Clark Mitchell, 24, was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and faces 15 years in prison, according to Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.

Officer Adrian Morris died during the police chase when his cruiser flipped. Morris, who wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time, was ejected from the vehicle.

Authorities said Neal was driving in excess of 100 mph on Interstate 95 while Morris was in pursuit.

"We believe that we have proper cause to show that the actions of Neal and Mitchell caused the death of Officer Morris," Alsobrooks said.

Neal is being held without bond by the Prince George's County Department of Corrections. Mitchell is being held in the District.

Murder suspect nabbed in Alexandria

A Landover man was arrested Thursday for the murder of a woman in Glenarden, police said.

Michael Deangelo Briscoe, 24, was arrested in Alexandria. He faces charges of first- and second-degree murder for the death of Shariel McCutchen, 26, of the District, Prince George's County police said.

McCutchen's body was found in an apartment on the 8400 block of Hamlin Street early Sunday morning. She had been shot to death.

Police said Briscoe shot McCutchen after McCutchen got into a fight with another woman with whom Briscoe has a relationship.

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