Sus­pect charged in Elk­ton-area dou­ble mur­der

Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in­ves­ti­gat­ing

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON AND JANE BELLMYER

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— A man who al­legedly gunned down a mother and her adult son at an Elk­ton-area res­i­dence on Mon­day night is in cus­tody, af­ter sur­ren­der­ing him­self to police, and he is now fac­ing first-de­gree mur­der charges, ac­cord­ing to the Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Marty Cyle Hol­brook, 30,

ELK­TON

is the al­leged gun­man who killed James David Crock­ett, 30, and Crock­ett’s mother, Vicky Lynn Hol­brook, 50, dur­ing the in­ci­dent at about 9:30 p.m. on Mon­day at the res­i­dence in the 900 block of West Pu­laski High­way, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Michael Holmes, a CCSO spokesman.

“They were tar­geted by the sus­pect. This was not a ran­dom act,” Holmes said, adding, “But we are still look­ing into some things as far as a pos­si­ble mo­tive.”

Vicky Hol­brook and Crock­ett did not live in the res­i­dence where the fa­tal shoot­ings oc­curred, ac­cord­ing to Holmes, who de­clined to say who re­sides in the house — one of a few dwellings in an area hid­den by a trac­tor-trailer shop, which is ad­ja­cent to a tat­too par­lor and across the high­way from the Par­adise Mo­tors deal­er­ship.

Holmes noted that the al­leged mur­derer’s last of sev­eral known Elk­ton-area ad­dresses is the 900 block of West Pu­laski High­way. He also re­ported the dou­ble­mur­der sus­pect and Vicky

Hol­brook were once re­lated through an­other cou­ple’s mar­riage, which ended in di­vorce.

At the crime scene, where Hol­brook and Crock­ett were pro­nounced dead, in­ves­ti­ga­tors gained in­for­ma­tion that helped them iden­tify Marty Hol­brook as the sus­pect, Holmes said, de­clin­ing to elab­o­rate. De­tec­tives also de­ter­mined that Vicky Hol­brook’s 2004 Ford Ex­plorer was miss­ing from the res­i­dence, he added.

Shortly be­fore mid­night Mon­day, ap­prox­i­mately two hours af­ter the fa­tal shoot­ings, a “con­cerned rel­a­tive” drove Marty Hol­brook to CCSO’s head­quar­ters near Elk­ton, where in­ves­ti­ga­tors took him into cus­tody, police re­ported.

Be­cause of a “med­i­cal con­di­tion un­re­lated to his ar­rest,” the sus­pect was taken to an undis­closed health care provider shortly af­ter ar­riv­ing at the head­quar­ters, Holmes said, adding that, as of Tues­day af­ter­noon, Marty Hol­brook re­mained at that med­i­cal fa­cil­ity un­der guard.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have ob­tained an ar­rest war­rant charg­ing Marty Hol­brook with two counts each of first-de­gree mur­der, sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, first­de­gree as­sault, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, hand­gun on per­son and use of a hand­gun in the com­mis­sion of a felony or crime of vi­o­lence, police re­ported.

De­tec­tives will ar­rest the al­leged mur­derer on that war­rant when he is dis­charged from the med­i­cal fa­cil­ity, ac­cord­ing to police.

“De­tec­tives are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case to de­ter­mine if there are any other sus­pects and to de­ter­mine the mo­tive for the in­ci­dent,” Holmes said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that might help in this dou­ble-mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion is asked to call CCSO Det. Wil­liam Sewell at 410-3922125.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are work­ing with the Mary­land State Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice, where the bod­ies have been taken for au­top­sies.

This marks the sec­ond fa­tal shoot­ing in­ci­dent in the Elk­ton area in two days, to­tal­ing three vic­tims.

At 10:45 p.m. on Satur­day – some 47 hours be­fore Mon­day’s night dou­ble homi­cide – two or more peo­ple en­tered a res­i­dence in the unit block of Navajo Trail North, near the Delaware state line, and fa­tally shot Mal­colm G. Lowrie, 22, of Elk­ton, dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion, ac­cord­ing to the Mary­land State Police, which is in­ves­ti­gat­ing that case.

Lowrie was vis­it­ing that res­i­dence, which was oc­cu­pied by four other adults and four chil­dren, police said. No one else in the res­i­dence was wounded or in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent, police added.

As of Tues­day, the sus­pects in that fa­tal shoot­ing also re­mained on the loose, police re­ported.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

In­ves­ti­ga­tors and deputies speak with some peo­ple at the crime scene, shortly af­ter two peo­ple were gunned down at an Elk­tonarea res­i­dence Mon­day night.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

Two vis­i­bly up­set women em­brace shortly af­ter ar­riv­ing at the scene.

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