On December 13, 2013 at approximately 10:30 a.m. officers responded to 8388 Frostwood Road in Laurel, Anne Arundel County, Maryland to check the well being of the occupants of the residence.
Upon making entry (gained with the assistance of a landlord) officers encountered a deceased male within the residence. The male within the home has been identified as Johnnie Sutton, a member of the United States Army.
Mr. Sutton suffered from several stab wounds. Subsequent examination of Mr. Sutton’s remains by the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a Homicide by Sharp Force Trauma.
During the investigation, evidence was gathered leading detectives to charge Mrs. Marquita Sutton, the wife of Mr. Johnnie Sutton. Mrs. Sutton turned herself in on Saturday, December 14, 2013. She has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and has she is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.
The couple has a 21 month old child who was home at the time of the incident but was not harmed. The child is now in the custody of relatives.
The suspect and victim are further identified below:
Victim: Johnnie Sutton III, 38, 8388 Frostwood Road, Laurel, MD
Suspect: Marquita Berry-Sutton, 30, 8388 Frostwood Road, Laurel, MD