Baltimore County

Arrests made in Port Deposit homicide

Investigators with the Cecil County Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged two men in the shooting death of a 33-year-old Port Deposit man.

Deputies found the victim, Jeffrey Adam Myers, late on the afternoon of Oct. 23. He had been shot multiple times in a truck at the end of his driveway in the 1500 block of Principio Road. Myers was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jonathan Blair Copeland, 24, of the 100 block of Old Elm Road in North East, was charged with first-degree murder on Oct. 24, a day after he and John Wallace Green III, 28, of the Maple Hill mobile home park on Maple Hill Drive in Port Deposit, left the scene of the homicide in a black Ford Mustang and fled to Delaware, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Cecil Sheriff's Office officials announced the arrests in news releases issued last Friday.

Copeland is being held without bond in the Cecil County Detention Center in Elkton.

Green was formally charged last Friday with first-degree murder. He is also being held without bond at the Cecil detention center.

Investigators determined Copeland threatened to kill Myers during an argument Monday "in the presence of others," according to the news release.

Copeland had accused Myers of stealing money "and/or" drugs from his home, investigators said.

Sheriff's Office investigators said that "multiple witnesses" saw the black Mustang being driven from the murder scene last Wednesday, and a witness even saw "a subject matching Green's description" shooting into Myers' truck, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Copeland regularly drove the Mustang, which was registered to an acquaintance of his, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The suspects drove to Newark, Del., about 20 miles east of the murder scene, the Sheriff's Office said, where they "experienced vehicle problems." An acquaintance picked them up and towed the Mustang.

Copeland and Green were taken back to Cecil County by the acquaintance. Copeland was found and arrested in the lot of an M&T Bank branch off of Tome Highway on the night of Oct. 23, said Lt. Michael Holmes, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

Holmes said Green was arrested last Friday, after law enforcement officers found him in his residence in Maple Hill.

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