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Posted at 5:50 PM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Arrest made in Laurel slaying

By Matt Zapotosky
Matt Zapotosky

Police have arrested a man in North Carolina who they believe was responsible for a shooting in the Laurel area last month, authorities said.

Jamar Slade Russell, 25, was arrested Thursday in Laurinburg, North Carolina, in connection with the Dec. 11 shooting death of 28-year-old James Lamont Tinsley, authorities said. He is being held there as a fugitive from justice pending his extradition to Maryland, authorities said.

Police have said Tinsley was found shot just before 3 a.m. in a vehicle in the 8800 block of Hawthorn Lane in the Laurel area. They said the incident appeared to stem from a personal dispute between him and Russell.

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 3, 2011; 5:50 PM ET
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  | Tags:  laurel, shooting  
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I'm shocked to learn from Maryland court records and report, since the Post has not, that Jamar has prior handgun charges in Maryland and that he was already facing court for paternity and child support.

Another upstanding youth from Contee Road.

Posted by: IncredulousAsEver | January 4, 2011 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Here's one better. Do a case search and read all cases involving Jamar Russell. He's been arrested for gun and drug charges repeatedly, in P.G., Anne Arundel, and Howard counties. In almaost every case, Nol Pros. In one case he was convicted, Sept. 2010, the judge sentened him to 1 year then suspended 9 months. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So the next time you whine about the police, remember, the police are not the problem. It's lawyers and judges. Why doesn't the Post do a story on this?

Posted by: curiousGeorge4 | January 4, 2011 8:31 AM | Report abuse

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