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Date: Sep 8, 2015

UPDATE (September 8  1:28 p.m.):

Deidra Veella Griffin has been extradited back to Maryland as is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 8 p.m. on July 1, police responded to a home in the 4300 block of Travancore Road 21133 to check on a subject. When officers arrived at the home, they found 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr deceased on the floor. He had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

The investigation led detectives to identify Griffin, who had moved to Michigan, as the suspect responsible for the homicide. She had previously been in a relationship with Paye when she lived in Maryland. Griffin and Paye have a child in common.

Police in Michigan arrested Griffin at her home in July.

Booking Photograph of Deidra Veella Griffin

UPDATE (July 22  3:14 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released further details about the nature of the relationship between the suspect, 40-year-old Deidra Veella Griffin, and the victim, 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr.

Griffin had lived in Maryland for several years and became involved in a relationship with Paye during that time. Griffin and Paye have a child in common, a male less than one year old. Griffin moved to Michigan while still pregnant with the child.

Investigators also learned that there had been a custody dispute in Michigan involving the child.

When police arrested Griffin at her home on Monday, they also recovered evidence in connection with the homicide investigation.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

UPDATE (July 22  9:10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Michigan woman in connection with the July 1 shooting in Randallstown that left a man deceased.

The arrest warrant charges 40-year-old Deidra Veella Griffin of the 2100 block of Midland Avenue 48706 with first-degree murder and handgun violations.

Griffin was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Monday at her Bay City, Michigan home. She remains in Michigan awaiting extradition to Maryland.

Just before 8 p.m. on July 1, police responded to a home in the 4300 block of Travancore Road 21133 to check on a subject. When officers arrived at the home, they found 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr deceased on the floor. He had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

The investigation led detectives to identify Griffin as the suspect responsible for the homicide. She had previously been in a relationship with Paye when she lived in Maryland.

Original release (July 2):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a homicide in Randallstown.

On July 1 at 7:57 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 4300 block of Travancore Road 21133 to check on a subject. The caller into 911 had not heard from a resident at the location and wanted police to check on him.

When officers arrived at the home, they found 51-year-old Lonnie Bernard Paye Jr deceased on the floor. He had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Baltimore County Police are investigating an incident in which a man allegedly attempted to pull a 17-year-old girl into a vehicle.

The girl told police that on September 1 between 12:40 and 12:50 p.m., she was walking home from school on the sidewalk of south-bound Stemmers Run Road when a truck stopped next to her. The male driver got out and opened both front and rear passenger side doors. He then grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her into the truck. She punched the male in the face and he got back into the truck and left. She then called her mother and continued to walk home.

The victim sustained only minor injuries and was not transported to a medical facility.

The male is described as a 30 to 40 year-old white male, 5’11”, 160 weighing pounds. He was wearing a grey hat, brown shirt, and dark blue jeans.

The truck is described as a red Chevrolet Silverado with black outside mirrors, chrome running boards, and 1812 style Maryland tags.

Police have received no reports of related incidents.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Maryland State Police have charged a probationary Baltimore County Police officer with reckless endangerment following a firearms incident yesterday in Harford County.

Stephen W. Ehatt, 25, of Perry Hall was released on his own recognizance. Assigned to the Towson precinct, he has been placed on administrative duties and suspended with pay.

Ehatt and a friend (also charged with reckless endangerment) were legally shooting firearms in a wooded area along Philadelphia and Edgewood roads at about 11 a.m. when they inadvertently shot in an unsafe direction. A bullet struck a vehicle driving along Edgewood Road. No one was injured. 

The weapons recovered by MSP were legally owned.

Questions about this case should be referred to MSP.

 
 
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