Murder Suspect From Baltimore Arrested in Vernon

A wanted murder suspect from Baltimore was arrested in Vernon on Friday.

There was heavy police presence near Terrace Drive at on Park West Drive during the afternoon. Vernon police were contacted by the Baltimore City Police Department about a suspect possibly being inside one of the apartments on Park West Drive. 

Police said they were able to arrest Andrew Nurse, 27, who was charged with first degree murder in Baltimore. Nurse was charged with the murder of William Lee Lesane on March 11. 

Investigators from Baltimore came up to help Vernon and state police to identify and apprehend Nurse. 

"We had information earlier today that he was there we surrounded the apartment to make sure he didn’t leave while we prepared to take him into custody," Vernon Police Chief William Meier said. "We were fortunate that he surrendered peacefully potentially an armed and dangerous individual here."

Baltimore City Police said Nurse will be transported back to Maryland after the extradition proceedings are complete. 

Nurse has an outstanding warrant from Connecticut charging him with violation of probation. The suspect was also allegedly violating a protective order by having contact with a woman in Vernon.

In addition to murder charges in Maryland, the 27-year-old is being charged in Connecticut with violation of probation, violation of protective order and fugitive from justice.

He is being held in Vernon on bonds totaling $4,025,000.

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