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Police hold suspect in Redman slaying

April 15, 2006|By ROBERT SNYDER

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.

A suspect wanted in the slaying of a Martinsburg man in October 2005 was arrested this week in Altoona, Pa., according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

DeAndre Fullen, 19, was arrested by Altoona police following a traffic stop the day before in Pennsylvania, according to a press release issued Friday by the police department.

Fullen, who also is known as "Dollar," was wanted on an outstanding warrant of aiding and abetting first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Donald L. "Dee" Redman, whose body was discovered early on Oct. 27, 2005, behind an apartment at 517 N. Third St.

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According to police, Fullen initially provided police with a fictitious name when he was stopped, but a fingerprint check revealed him as a suspect wanted in the death of Redman, who was shot once in the head following an argument with four men on Oct. 27 after 5 a.m., according to reports of the incident.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Fullen in November.

Another man, John Grant, 21, who also had been wanted in the slaying, was arrested in New York earlier this year on a charge of criminal possession of marijuana and subsequently was identified as being wanted for murder following a routine check for outstanding arrest warrants.

An arrest warrant also was issued for a third man, known only as "Prince," and a person known as "T-Dot" was being sought in December as a person of interest.

Fullen is awaiting court proceedings in Pennsylvania on the fugitive from justice charge. The Berkeley County Prosecutor's Office is seeking his extradition into West Virginia, according to police.

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