Hyattsville man arrested in murder of Nicole Burgess

| September 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Terrence ProctorUPDATE:  Full release from Anne Arundel County Police Department:

Since the murder occurred, the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has worked diligently to solve the murder of Nicole Burgess. Homicide detectives interviewed countless witnesses and sorted through numerous pieces of evidence. Evidence from the crime scene was pieced together. That was coupled with multiple forensic examinations of evidence secured from search warrants. Eventually, a suspect was identified in the slaying of Nicole Burgess.

Numerous people have been interviewed and numerous items of evidence have been forensically examined.  We cannot discuss the specifics of any statements taken or evidence obtained since this case is pending prosecution and is still under investigation.  We can say however that we have been able to connect Terrance Robert Proctor to the murder of Nicole Burgess based on the evidence and statements have been obtained.  While we still do not know what transpired between Proctor and Burgess the morning she was killed, we know that she stabbed multiple times.  All indications are that the motive for this murder is rooted in drug business relationship.  

In working in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, Detective Vince Carbonaro presented evidence to the Anne Arundel County Grand Jury on Friday, September 26, 2014. At the conclusion of his testimony, the Grand Jury secured an arrest warrant charging Terrence Robert Proctor with the following: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, and Manslaughter.

On Friday, September 26, 2014 at approximately 5:13 p.m., with the assistance of the Hyattsville Police Department, the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Terrence Proctor. The traffic stop took place in the area of Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street, Hyattsville, Maryland. At that time, Terrence Proctor was arrested without incident for the murder of Nicole Burgess.

As mentioned, this case is still under investigation.  There may be people that have information about this case that may have been afraid or reluctant to come forward.  Even though an arrest has been made, detectives would still like to talk to anyone having information about Nicole Burgess, Terrance Robert Proctor and this murder investigation.

Anyone with information may call the Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.  They may also leave a message on the Criminal Investigation Division Tip Line at 410-222-4700.  Messages left on this line are monitored 24 hours a day.  They may also contact Metro Crime Solvers.

In 2013, the Anne Arundel County Police Department investigated 10 homicides with three remaining open going into 2014. The three cases that remained opened were the Craigslist murder (October 31, 2013) of Rene Filsfdelfo Leiva-Archila which was closed on March 10, 2014 with the arrest of Gregory D. Lewis, the murder of Shar-Ron Charles Mason (December 10, 2013) which was closed on July 18, 2014 with the arrests of Bashunn Christopher Phillips and Tymaine Kenard Phillips and the March 2013 murder of Nicole Burgess. The arrest of Terrence Proctor in the Nicole Burgess homicide brings the Anne Arundel County Police Departments 2013 Homicide clearance rate to 100 percent.

“I am proud of not only the men and women of this police department who assisted in many ways to help our Homicide Unit close all of our homicide cases from 2013, but I appreciate all of the citizens who provided tips and information related to these cases,” said Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis. “The efforts of the officers, detectives, evidence collection teams, analysts, citizens, and others have brought about only a small sense of closure for families like the Burgess family, but our community is safer as a result of the work in all of these cases.”

Suspect: Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of 4101 Oliver Street, Hyattsville, Maryland charged with First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, and Manslaughter.

Since the murder occurred, the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has worked diligently to solve the murder of Nicole Burgess.  Homicide detectives interviewed CEO tress witnesses and sorted through numerous pieces of evidence. Evidence from the crime scene was pieced together. That was coupled with multiple forensic examinations of evidence secured from search warrants. Eventually a suspect was identified in the slaying.

The suspect has been identified as Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of the 4100 block of Oliver Street, Hyattsville, MD.  During the investigation, detectives were able to determine the victim and the suspect had a business relationship related to the trafficking and distribution of illicit drugs. There is no information to suggest that their relationship was personal or intimate. Their business relationship was relatively new.

Numerous people have been interviewed and numerous items of evidence have been forensically examined. An arrest warrant warrant was obtained from a grand jury on September 26,2014 charging him with first degree murder, second degree murder, and manslaughter.

On Friday, September 26th, after a traffic stop in Hyattsville, Proctor was arrested without incident.

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