Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Arrest Made In Fruitland Homicide Case

State Police Arrest Wicomico County Man Connected To Fruitland Homicide

December 7, 2016
(Fruitland, MD) – Maryland State Police criminal investigators arrested a Wicomico County man connected to the homicide in Fruitland.

The identification of the victim will be disclosed pending next of kin notification. The deceased individual was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.

The accused is identified as Douglas Harlow, 47, of the 100 block of South Division Street in Fruitland, Maryland. Harlow is charged with first and second degree murder, first degree assault, reckless endangerment, assault with a deadly weapon, and improper disposal of a body.  Harlow was taken into police custody without incident and is currently waiting to be seen by the District Court Commissioner in Wicomico County.

At 10:00 p.m. last night, investigators from the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the Maryland State Police Gang Unit located Harlow at a trailer park in Salisbury, Maryland. He was arrested and then transported to the Salisbury Barrack for processing and later transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center.

The Fruitland Police Department received information regarding a possible burial site located in the 100 block of South Division Street in Fruitland, Maryland.  Yesterday, officers and investigators from the Fruitland Police Department immediately responded to the scene and discovered what appeared to be a burial site.  The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and Criminal Enforcement Division were immediately contacted for assistance.

Maryland State Police investigators assigned to the Homicide Unit took the lead in the case with assistance provided by the Criminal Enforcement Division of the Lower Eastern Shore and the Fruitland Police Department.

The investigation continues…

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

A thug. Has a record a mile long.

Anonymous said...

According to MD Judiciary the incident date was Feb 24, 2016.

Anonymous said...

Jt it's pretty crazy that he matches the description of the man that beat and raped the girl by Milford street .. and the one from the hospital. As well as about three other cases around the area involving woman and abuse..

Anonymous said...

This guys should not have been on the streets. He has 3 pages of charges and violations on MD Case Search including Assault 1st, 2nd, Rape, 1st, 2nd, Theft, multiple peace orders. What a joke. Throw away the key.

Anonymous said...

It was only a matter of time. He's a career criminal even charged with rape at one point. Another one who should have been behind bars for forever. Once a thug always a thug. So few ever straighten up that it's not in the public's best interest to have these wild things out roaming the streets.

Anonymous said...

2:26. That's scary.

Anonymous said...

Hope he gets convicted. This dude is trouble.

Anonymous said...

How can a person with a rap sheet that long be on the streets ? They should take away your citizenship and deport people like this to a third world country.

Anonymous said...

Let the pot smokers out of jail and put idiots like this in there! What is wrong with this state???

Anonymous said...

Apparently several people were aware that this POS Harlow killed Mr. Mackert, and perhaps some, or even one witnessed it. Many months have passed since Mr. Mackert's "disappearance" yet no one has come forward until now. Some questions need answering. Were these people who withheld information regarding Mackert's disappearance intimidated into silence by Harlow? If they weren't intimidated by Harlow but chose to remain silent, doesn't this make them accessories to a crime? Why, after many months do they now spill the beans on Harlow? Is there some kind of deal involved here? Doesn't exactly paint a pretty picture at all for anyone involved. Hopefully the public will get some answers and maybe even learn some lessons from them before this occurs again.

Anonymous said...

Damn where is the racist comments?

Anonymous said...

This guy identifies as a black thug, so Obama counts him as black.

Anonymous said...

He looks like the dude who plays in the Adam Sandler movies.

Anonymous said...

To 1:48 PM:
"Damn where is the racist comments?" An example of Ebonics, used by ignorant and uneducated persons.

Damn where are the racist comments? An example of English grammar, used by knowledgeable and educated persons.

Is . . . singular.
Are. . . plural.

Are you confused?