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Arrest in 2004 Charles Co. homicide

Charles County detectives have arrested a Virginia man in the Thanksgiving 2004 shooting death of Chris Mader, 23, who was killed in an apparent botched robbery shortly after leaving his bartending job at a Bennigan's restaurant in Waldorf.

Matthew Derek Correll, 29, of King George, Va., has been charged with first-degree murder, attempt robbery and other counts, according to the Charles County Sheriff's office.

Correll is in the county detention center held without bond after his extradition from Virginia Wednesday.

The office declined to discuss the information that led to the arrest but said the search for additional suspects continues. Sheriff's spokeswoman Diane Richardson said Correll had lived previously in Charles County but that he did not know Mader, whose body was found at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2004 -- Thanksgiving Day -- near the intersection of Smallwood and St. Stephen's drives.

At the time of the killing, police said Mader was shot while driving alone; he then crashed into a utility pole. A rear and front passenger window in the car were smashed at the scene, police said. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the car.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty


By Mary Pat Flaherty  | October 28, 2010; 1:45 PM ET
Categories:  Charles, Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, Updates, Virginia  
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