June 21, 2024
Annapolis, US 69 F

Anne Arundel County Police make arrest in Lothian murder of Churchton man

Andrew Thomas Morgan

This is an update to a prior story:

Andrew Thomas Morgan
Andrew Thomas Morgan , charged with murder

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death of Joseph “Joey” Gibbons as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner homicide.

The Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit along with several other facets of the police department (Evidence Collection Unit, District Detective Unit, and Fugitive Apprehension Team) continued to follow up on leads and analyze evidence in the case of Joseph “Joey” Gibbons. Homicide detectives interviewed numerous witnesses and sorted through tips as they came into the Anne Arundel County Police tip line 410-222-4700. The information provided from witnesses, the community and the tip line showed the resolve of the citizens for not letting violent crimes go unsolved. The information provided led police to the identification of the suspect who shot and killed Joey Gibbons.

On Sunday evening, July 5, 2015, homicide detectives executed search warrants in both Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. With the assistance of the Howard County Special Operations Section, the suspect, Andrew Thomas Morgan, was taken into custody without incident in the 6700 block of Pirch Way, Elkridge, Maryland. Andrew “Drew” Thomas Morgan resides in the 6700 block of Pirch Way, Elkridge, Maryland. Investigation revealed Andrew Morgan had ties to the Lothian area of Anne Arundel County.

Suspect: Andrew Thomas Morgan, 28, of 6721 Pirch Way, Elkridge, MD was charged with the following crimes in regards to the murder of Joseph Gibbons: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Illegal Possession of a Firearm after convicted of a crime of violence, Wear Carry Transport of a firearm, and Firearm used in a Crime of Violence.

Morgan is being held without bail at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

This is still a very active and fluid investigation. As the investigation continues we still urge anyone with information on this incident to contact Detective Dan Myers of the Homicide Unit at 410-222-3413. One can remain anonymous by contacting the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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