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13 Year Prince George's County Police Veteran Indicted by Grand Jury on 13 Counts

Prince George's County State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey today announced that Juan Diego Carter, 36, of Bowie, Maryland was indicted by a Prince George’s County grand jury late yesterday, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, on 13 counts.

Carter is charged with:

  • Six counts of misconduct in office
  • Three counts of theft over $500.00
  • Three counts of theft under $500.00
  • One count of aggregate theft scheme

If convicted, Carter faces up to 10 years in prison.

“These are serious charges and we look forward to prosecuting this case,” said State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey.

Jericho City of Praise Senior Pastor Passes

Today, Landover mega-church Jericho City of Praise posted this note on their website:

It is with a sorrowful spirit that I announce the passing to glory of my beloved mother and your beloved Apostle, Betty P. Peebles.   Her smile will forever be etched in our hearts. Please continue to keep my family and the church family in your prayers.  Information on services & celebration is forthcoming.

God Bless you,

Joel R. Peebles, Sr.
Ass't. Pastor

The Jericho City of Praise is one of the first mega churches in Landover.  Apostle Peebles will be missed.

FROM WPGC’S WEB SITE: For those of you who didn’t know about Apostle Betty Peebles here is a little background…

DC Pro Sports Teams Join Forces With Coca-Cola to Battle Childhood Obesity

The Coca-Cola Company, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards joined forces at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 28 to announce a unique partnership aimed at educating local area youth about the importance of physical activity and a balanced diet. The collective influence of these high profile partners is expected to amplify the need to educate and engage area youth about eating right and keeping fit. These are shared goals for Washington’s professional sports teams and Coca-Cola, giving youth an exciting opportunity to connect with local icons and teaching them how to “play like pros and eat like pros.”  The D.C.-area alliance, which is an extension of Coca-Cola’s numerous Live Positively programs, will serve as a pilot program for future partnerships between Coca-Cola and professional sports teams throughout the country.

Natasha Pettigrew’s Mother Will Take Her Place as Green Party Senate Candidate

Kenniss Henry, mother of deceased Green Party Senatorial candidate Natasha Pettigrew, filed her certificate of candidacy Monday afternoon to fill the nomination left vacant by the death of her daughter last week. Pettigrew was bicycling along the shoulder of Route 202 in Prince George's County when she was hit early last Sunday morning by an SUV. She died last Monday night from injuries sustained in the accident.

The party's Coordination Council unanimously approved Henry's nomination on Sunday and has submitted nomination papers on her behalf. "The Maryland Green Party is grateful to Natasha's mother Kenniss Henry for filling the vacancy left by Natasha's untimely passing", said Brian Bittner, Co-Chair of the Maryland Green Party.

'Cold Blooded' Teen Gets 30 Years Says Ivey

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- A Prince George's County judge has ordered 20-year-old Tommy Whack to spend the next three decades in jail for what Prince George's County States Attorney Glenn Ivey called the "cold blooded murder of an unarmed man."

The robbery and murder took place in the early morning hours of October 21, 2008, in the rear parking lot of a Landover middle school. That is where prosecutors say Whack who was 19-years-old at the time along with his teen cousin lured the 40-year-old victim to his death.

Whack had offered the Temple Hills victim sex in exchange for money "apparently the arrangement was for some type of sexual liaison in the victim's vehicle," said Ivey.

Police were able to speak to the dying man who was found shot multiple times by his car. "He told police he had been robbed and gave officers a description of the assailants," added Ivey.