A second man has been arrested in connection with the June 2011 stabbing death of Southeast DC man Charles Hicks.
MPD said Thursday that 30-year-old Eric Jerome Payne of Capitol Heights, Md, was arrested Wednesday. He’s suspected of second-degree murder while armed in connection with Hick’s death.
Prosecutors have already charged Terrance “Peanut” McNeal with first-degree murder while armed in connection with Hick’s death. McNeal was arrested last August. At a preliminary hearing MPD Detective John Bolden testified that McNeal said Hicks had punched him in the face at a party and “wouldn’t leave him alone.”
The altercation made McNeal “angry” and he stabbed Hicks four times,” Bolden said McNeal told detectives.
A press release from MPD is below.
June 28, 2012
Second Arrest Made in the Homicide in the 2600 Block of Douglas Road, SE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that a second arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 2600 block of Douglas Road, SE.
On Sunday, June 19, 2011, at approximately 1:22 am, units from the Seventh District responded to the 2600 block of Douglas Road, SE for the report of a stabbing. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 53 year-old Charles Hicks of Southeast, Washington, DC.
On Monday, August 8, 2011 at approximately 11:45 pm members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested an adult male, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder while Armed.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at approximately 11:45 am, members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 30 year-old Eric Jerome Payne of Capitol Heights, Maryland, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Murder Two while Armed in the fatal stabbing of Charles Hicks.