October 28, 2010

Teen A Potential Suspect In AU Professor Sue Marcum’s Death

BETHESDA, Md. - The man caught driving the stolen car of an American University professor just days after her murder appeared in court Wednesday. 18-year-old Deandrew Hamlin wore green scrubs and had a small cut on his face. He's charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Hamlin is not charged with murder, but police say he was caught behind the wheel of a murder victim's car.

Sources tell FOX 5 that 52-year-old Sue Marcum was beaten in a struggle at her Bethesda home. There were signs of forced entry and her gold Jeep was taken. According to court documents, a D.C. police officer spotted the Jeep on Benning Road NE late Monday. The officer wrote: "I activated my lights and siren in an attempt to traffic stop the Jeep. However, it accelerated and began to flee. I conducted a vehicle pursuit which lasted about ten minutes...the driver lost control, struck a pole, and rolled over the SUV. I saw the driver...flee on foot. I followed him about one block in a foot chase never losing sight as he ran until his apprehension at 4th and New York Ave NW."

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