Murder USA: Convicted drug dealer Michael Keith Beers identified as murder victim in home invasion robbery

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Death looms over Waldorf drug trade with two murder in month

Convicted drug dealer Michael Keith Beers identified as murder victim in home invasion robbery

Convicted drug dealer Michael Beers was murdered during home invasion robbery in Waldorf, Md. on Jan. 13, 2016 - the second drug dealer to be shot to death in less than two weeks in Waldorf.

Convicted drug dealer Michael Beers was murdered during home invasion robbery in Waldorf, Md. on Jan. 13, 2016 – the second drug dealer to be shot to death in less than two weeks in Waldorf.

WALDORF, MD. – Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that the identity of the victim who was murdered during a home invasion robbery on Terrace Drive in Waldorf, Md., as Michael Keith Beers, 34, of Waldorf.

Police say he was an occasional resident of the house in which he was murdered during a robbery.

Beers was indicted on four counts of drug distribution in Baltimore County Circuit Court on July 1, 2002. At the time of the indictment, Beers was a resident of the Maryland prison system. On Oct. 7, 2002, the charges were dropped by the Baltimore County States Attorney.

On March 27, 2000, Beers entered a guilty plea to drug distribution in Baltimore County.  

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Jalen Proctor in the business of dealing dope, says Sheriff Berry

WALDORF, MD. – What? A drug dealer doing business in the crime town of Waldorf?  Egads, Batman, say it ain’t so!

Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that on January 26, 2016, at 12:49 a.m., officers responded to the 7000 block of Evergreen Drive in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer approached the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana.

Police say that further investigation revealed containers of marijuana, a digital scale, and US currency. Jalen Marquise Proctor, 19, of 2905 Holburn Court, Waldorf, Md., was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession with the intent to distribute. Officer J. Brown investigated. Proctor posted bond the day of his arrest and was released to pursue his various interests.

Proctor has only traffic charges on his record. This charge of dealing drugs in his hometown could lead to a long and fruitful career, or, to an early grave as befalls many other young black males in Maryland – and in the past month – to two other Waldorf drug dealers, as reported above, and below.

Drug dealer Lydell Wood murdered in Waldorf 010615 photo courtesy of WUSA

Drug dealer Lydell Wood murdered in Waldorf 010615 photo courtesy of WUSA

Drug Dealer Lydell Wood Gunned Down in Broad Daylight in Growing Crime-town of Waldorf

WALDORF, MD. — Waldorf ushers in the new year with a new murder as local killers try to keep up with their drug dealing killing cousins in D.C., PG County, and Baltimore.

 Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that on January 6 at 2:05 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2600 block of Rooks Head Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound.

Police say that the victim has been identified as 29-year-old Lydell Walter Wood of Waldorf. Charles County Police says Wood was shot and killed during a confrontation in the parking lot of his neighborhood.  Wood was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say that a preliminary investigation showed the victim and suspect had a confrontation in the parking lot of a neighborhood when the suspect produced a gun and shot the victim.

The suspect fled on foot. Detectives canvassed the area and are working on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Elliott at (301) 932-2222 or (301) 609-6515. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case. The victim’s identity will be released once his next of kin has been notified.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

Wood’s arrest and conviction record include numerous charges of assault and drug dealing, primarily in Charles County, Maryland. Wood, of 2525 Robinson Place in Waldorf, Md., was most recently arrested for possession of drugs, theft, and disorderly conduct by Charles County Patrol Officer J. Dewberry on Dec. 27, 2015, and was to appear in court on March 8, 2016.

In Calvert County Circuit Court, Lydell Wood was found in a paternity action brought by the Calvert County Bureau of Child Support for Natalie Dove to be the rooster in a pending case and now child support will no longer be available due to his demise. When Dove and Calvert County brought the action, Wood was a resident of the Maryland prison system.

Wood was supposed to be sentenced for a violation of his probation which occurred in 2013 by Charles County Circuit Court Judge Harrington on Jan. 4, 2016 after a series of hearings and mental competency examination following an Alford Plea of guilty to indictments on drug distribution charges on June 2, 2011.  Wood had been sentenced to serve 206 days in prison with five years of probation following his plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington.  In the deal, Covington dropped five counts of the indictment for drug dealing. The deal, in which Wood admitted that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him should the case go to trial, he was initially given 20 years in prison with 19 years, 5 months and 7 days suspended with 206 days’ credit of time served.

As this case took place in the Alice in Wonderland World of the Maryland Judiciary, the plea deal which took place on June 2nd was challenged by the defendant’s attorney four days later for a motion of reconsideration, which allows a Judge to reverse or reduce the sentence agreed to in a plea deal or handed down by a Judge.  The States Attorney filed an opposition to the motion on June 17, 2011.

Charles County Sheriff Berry was given a warrant to arrest Wood on Jan. 4, 2016 after he apparently failed to show up for his return ticket back to prison. The Sheriff can return the warrant to the Judge and mark it “undeliverable”.

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