West Virginia man arrested for fatal Maryland shooting of 2 in February

WASHINGTON — More than two weeks after a man and a woman were found dead in a running car in Burtonsville, Maryland, police have arrested the man who they say is connected to their deaths.

Gregory Terrell Jones, 24, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was arrested Monday in connection to the deaths of 29-year-old Joshua Michael Frazier of Woodbridge, Virginia, and 34-year-old Ashley Susan Dickinson of Alexandria, Virginia. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 15, a resident called 911 after finding Frazier and Dickinson inside of a white Audi parked on Aldora Circle with the engine still running. The two appeared to be dead, Montgomery County police said, and both had gunshot wounds.

The shooting was not random, police had said earlier. Now, police are saying that Jones and his cousin, 25-year-old Tyshon Jones of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, are both connected to the deaths of Frazier and Dickinson. According to police, Frazier had come to Burtonsville to collect money Gregory Jones owed him from a previous heroin transaction.

Police said Tyshon Jones was then killed on Feb. 17 during a shooting at a West Virginia nightclub, and his .45 caliber handgun was recovered there. A second suspect, later identified as Gregory Jones, also fired off rounds from a 9mm handgun at the nightclub shooting, police added. A 9mm shell casing from the West Virginia shooting and one found at the scene of the Burtonsville shooting revealed that both rounds were fired from the same gun, police said.

Gregory Jones was arrested in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is being held without bond.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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