Friday, October 20, 2017

Arrest Made In UMES Murder

Suspect Arrested And Charged In Murder At Eastern Shore UniversityOctober 20, 2017

(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) – A Maryland State Police homicide investigation has led to the indictment and arrest today of a Baltimore man for the murder of an Eastern Shore university student more than four years ago.

The suspect is identified as Davonta M. Braxton, 25, of Baltimore, Md.  Braxton was arrested about 10:30 a.m. today on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  He has been charged on an indictment from a Somerset County Grand Jury with second degree murder, manslaughter, first degree assault and second degree assault.  He has been taken to the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack for processing and will later be transported to the Somerset County Detention Center to await his initial appearance before a court commissioner.

Braxton is charged in connection with the murder of Edmond St. Clair, 21, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Braxton has been a student at the university intermittently, but is not currently enrolled there, according to school records.

At about 9:00 p.m. on February 16, 2013, St. Clair was a passenger in a car traveling across the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus.  Not far from the Student Services Center, St. Clair and those he was traveling with encountered several people who were walking in the street.

The investigation revealed St. Clair got out of the car and an altercation occurred, during which he was stabbed in the upper torso.  He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

During a search of the area near the crime scene, State Police investigators and crime scene technicians recovered a folding knife.  The knife was examined at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory.  Evidence was found on the knife that positively connected it to the murder of St. Clair.  Also found on the knife was DNA evidence from an unknown contributor.

Through their ongoing investigation of this murder, Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were able to identify Braxton as a possible suspect.  A search warrant was obtained and DNA was obtained from Braxton.  Scientists at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory determined the DNA evidence found on the knife was a positive match with the suspect’s DNA.

Evidence developed in this investigation was presented by the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office to a Grand Jury.  The presentation resulted in the criminal indictment.

Investigative assistance was provided to the State Police Homicide Unit by the Somerset County Narcotics Task Force, the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police Department.  Troopers and criminal investigators from the State Police Princess Anne Barrack also provided assistance, as did members of the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.  Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators also thank officials from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for their cooperation and assistance throughout the investigation.

CONTACT:    Greg Shipley – Office of Media Communications – 410-653-4236

 



27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally!

Anonymous said...

They finally got him. I wonder if he committed another crime that caused his DNA to be sampled, causing a positive hit on the murder case.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about this case a few days ago. I am so glad someone has finally been arrested.

Anonymous said...

2:06 - yes, he was sentenced in May by Judge Sarbanes to two years of supervised probation for drug possession with the intent to distribute. He was busted during a traffic stop on campus in Oct. 2016 and was upset during his bond review that Judge Price (in exchange for reducing his $50,000 bail) ordered him to stay off campus. He was a senior, mechanical engineering major, and he wondered how he would continue his classes. Maybe in time he can take the correspondence course in prison.

Anonymous said...

Them UMES officials be snitching!

Anonymous said...

The first mistake made was the baby momma naming him Davonta. Really? He was destined to be nothing but a thug loser the second she named him that! The names they come up with is a joke. Beyond idiotic and sounds like something you would name a zoo animal from the jungles. Look up his record.

Anonymous said...

Wow a black guy ? Who would have thought.

Anonymous said...

2:06-Good point.Most people fail to realize that dna is worthless until the actual perps dna is entered in to the database.A tiny percentage of the population actually has dna in that database.Probably 95% of Americans have been fingerprinted.I'm not sure,but fingerprints might be taken at birth.That would be the perfect time to get their dna as well.

Anonymous said...

You know that comment isn't funny at all... our names be taking skills ... we gets them alphabetically letters on the fridge and then we scramble all the letters and when's we done we gots he name ... tank you concerned citizens in the housing authority in crisfield

Anonymous said...

Why was he on campus if he was not enrolled. Obviously the judges order means nothing to these thugs. You know UMES is full of offenders and dealers anyway, the university system doesn't care because it's a HBC...historically black college. So expect a lot more crime in P.Anne.

Anonymous said...

Lol
Ok shaniqua .

Anonymous said...

Glad someone has finally been charged for this crime. This thug doesn't have a happy look on his face. Last day of freedom thug!!

Anonymous said...

3:59 Your sheet is showing, I knew a police officer with the SAME name, Davonta.

Anonymous said...

Yo dats one evil lookin homeboy

Anonymous said...

The blacks should be holding a march to thank law enforcement for finally finding the murderer. But don't expect that. Now if they could twist it somehow into their lies of police brutality they would be out in full force. Lying is how they roll.
What about that circus reject who thinks she looks cute in those ridiculous hats in FL lying about the President and the 4 Star General.
Blacks really should be ashamed of the lying ghetto skank if for nothing else looking like a fool and so unprofessional wearing those costumes while in session in Congress. Typical no class unprofessional lying useless ghetto shit.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

3:59 Your sheet is showing, I knew a police officer with the SAME name, Davonta.

October 21, 2017 at 9:32 AM"


Oh boy how you people HATE hearing the truth! You are too too funny! Oh how the truth burns you up to no end! So typical how you LIE and cry racism when someone tells you the truth. You people never fail to disappoint with your cries of racism when someone finally tells you like IT IS instead of the lies you want to and are used to hearing. Now you know and you would be a damn liar if you didn't admit that 99.9 percent of these thugs have ghetto sounding names. But no one expects you to admit because all you people do is lie and that is a FACT! Yep knew the lies of racism was coming because the truth is foreign to you people.

Anonymous said...

3:59 I was thinking the same thing. The names are so ignorant sounding.

Anonymous said...

Yeah a BLACK COP.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean YOU PEEPS lol.

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Anonymous said...

Blacks shot up the Royal farms last night...We need a return to segregation.

Anonymous said...

UMES 13 % Graduation rate...Shut down that waste of money and give it to ECI.

Anonymous said...

Congo tech

Anonymous said...

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Anonymous said...

Great point.

Anonymous said...

11:22 I'm white so kiss my ass. Yes, black folks do like odd names,I was just making a point that you can't always judge a book by its cover, or its title.

I'm guessing you don't know many black people if you believe they are all so evil.