News Release, Prince George’s County Police Department
Lamont Stephenson is now in custody after his arrest this morning in Lanham. The 43 year old is on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List.
At approximately 2:00 am, Prince George’s County Police received a 911 call about a suspicious person in a rental company truck parked outside of a closed business. This took place in the 7900 block of Annapolis Road. Responding PGPD patrol officers approached the truck and began to talk to the man who was still inside.
The officers then began to check whether the man, Lamont Stephenson, had any open warrants. It was at that point, Stephenson told the officers he was wanted in New Jersey for murder. Stephenson was also checked for weapons and one was recovered.
The suspect told the PGPD officers he also committed a crime in the District on Wednesday night.
Stephenson was taken into custody and brought to our Criminal Investigation Division. The Prince George’s County Police Department immediately contacted authorities in Essex County, New Jersey and the Metropolitan Police Department.
Stephenson is currently in the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections pending extradition.