MURDER USA; Convicted Burglar Shot Dead
BOWIE, MD. – There is one less criminal roaming the wilds of Prince Georges County, Md., as the killing kind eliminated yet another of the criminal class. Prince Georges Police reports that the Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting in Bowie. The victim is 44-year-old Cleve Craig Monnity of 4225 Kinmount Road in Lanham. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
At about 10:40 pm on July 30th, officers with the Bowie Police Department responded to the 15700 block of Everest Drive for a check on the welfare of a man lying in the road. The officers found Monnity with gunshot wounds to the body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Detectives are working to identify a motive and the suspect.
Monnity was charged with burglary in District Court on June 18, 2013, and the case went on to Prince Georges County Circuit Court on Aug. 6, 2015. After a conviction, he violated his probation and a warrant for his arrest was issued by Circuit Court Judge David Densford on Feb. 3, 2015. On May 1, 2015, Monnity was sentenced. On March 28, 2012, Monnity was sentenced to prison for forgery with two years suspended by one year and one month. Court records show he was released from prison on Dec.30, 2014.
Facing indictment on charges assault with intent to murder, rape, and robbery, Monnity entered an Alford Plea to robbery in Prince Georges County Circuit Court on Oct. 1, 1993, and was sentenced to prison for 5 years.
On Dec. 13, 1996, Monnity was sentenced to prison for auto theft by Montgomery County Judge Durke Thompson after Monnity entered a guilty plea.
Burglary charges in Anne Arundel County were put on the Stet Docket on Feb. 24, 2004.
Facing indictment on charges assault with intent to murder, rape, and robbery, Monnity entered an Alford Plea to robbery in Prince Georges County Circuit Court on Oct. 1, 1993, and was sentenced to prison for 5 years. The other charges were dropped as part of the deal by the Prince Georges County States Attorney.
MURDER USA: Burglar Erick Kelly Dies from Multiple Gunshot Wounds in High Noon Shootout
BLADENSBURG, MD. – A murder a day keeps Homicide Unit detectives in overtime pay. PG Police say the flatfoots will canvass a Bladensburg neighborhood where a fatal shooting took place on Monday. The victim is 26-year-old Erik Anthony Kelly of Pemberell Place in District Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act.
On August 1st, at about 12:30 pm, officers with the Bladensburg Police Department were called to the 4600 block of Red Hawk Terrace for a shooting. When they arrived, officers found the victim outside in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kelly had a long career in crime in Prince Georges County including recent charges of robbery, theft, and assault which were put on the Stet Docket on May 22, 2014.
Kelly entered a guilty plea to burglary on Sept. 23, 2013, in Prince Georges County Circuit Court. On Oct. 23, 2015, a hearing was held for violation of probation and on Feb. 11, 2016, he failed to appear in court and a bench warrant was issued. The warrant can be delivered to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
Detectives are working to identify a motive and the suspect(s). The canvass is set to begin at 6:00 pm in the 4600 block of Red Hawk Terrace.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.