29 December, 2009

Arvell Stewart Alston Murder Case

Fourth Arrest Made in Arvell Stewart Alston Murder Case

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today that a fourth arrest has been made in the murder of 40-year-old Arvell Stewart Alston, who was shot to death in the 4300 block of 4th Street, SE shortly before 9 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. A second victim, whose identity is being withheld due to witness status, was also shot during the commission of this crime.

On Monday, December 28, 2009, at approximately 9:30 am, 19-year-old Jarvis Lamont Clark of the 4000 block of Lyons Street in Temple Hills, Maryland, was apprehended by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Mr. Clark was arrested, without incident, in Fort Washington, Maryland and then was transported to the Homicide Branch for processing. Like his co-defendants, Mr. Clark has been charged with First Degree Felony Murder While Armed in the death of Arvell Alston.

On December 11, 2009, the first arrest was made in this case. On December 15, 2009, the second and third arrests were made.

One additional suspect is still being sought in this case. He is wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant also charging him with First Degree Felony Murder While Armed. He has been identified as 33-year-old Lynn Daniel Wilkerson of Cheltenham, Maryland. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Wilkerson’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] (1-888-919-2746).

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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