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Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect in Domestic Violence Related Call

Jihad Nain Kennedy

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - The Office of the Sheriff's Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Jihad Nain Kennedy on August 26, 2020, on a warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by county police detectives on August 23, 2020.

According to the warrant, on August 22, deputies assigned to the Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) responded to an address in District Heights, MD for a reported domestic violence call with a weapon. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who reported having an argument with Kennedy over child custody. Kennedy is alleged to have brandished a gun, threatening to shoot the victim who was able to escape with the child and call 911.   

On August 26th, deputies’ investigation led them to an address in the 4500 Block of Rena Road in Suitland, Md. Upon arrival, deputies knocked on the door, which was answered by Kennedy. They served him the warrant, placed him into custody and safely transported him to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, MD without incident.

Kennedy is also charged with Felony Use of a Firearm, Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.

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