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2 Charged in Port Deposit Homicide

The men were suspected of murdering Jeffrey Adam Myers on Principio Road.

Jonathan Blair Copeland, 24, of North East was charged with first-degree murder.
Jonathan Blair Copeland, 24, of North East was charged with first-degree murder.
The Cecil County Sheriff's Office says it has charged two men in the death of Jeffrey Adam Myers, the Port Deposit man who was gunned down in his truck at the end of his driveway Wednesday afternoon.

Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Blair Copeland, of the 100 block of Old Elm Road in North East, and 28-year-old John Wallace Green III, of the unit block of Maple Hill Court in Port Deposit, were both charged with first-degree murder.

Police said Copeland accused Myers of stealing a large quantity of drugs and money from his home on Monday and, in front of other people, threatened to kill Myers.

The amount of money was "thousands of dollars," police told the Cecil Whig.

At 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, police said they found Myers dead inside his Ford truck at the end of his driveway in the 1500 block of Principio Road. Police said he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

At least one witness saw a man matching Green's description shoot into the truck, according to the sheriff's office.

Witnesses reported seeing a black Ford Mustang, which is the type of a car Copeland frequently drove; it was registered to an acquaintance who was not a suspect, according to Lt. Michael Holmes of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office.

Copeland and Green reportedly drove to Newark, DE, where they had car troubles, so a friend towed them back to Cecil County.

The sheriff's office found Copeland in the parking lot of M&T Bank in the 2800 block of Tome Highway Wednesday night; he was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday.

Green was arrested at his home in Port Deposit and charged with first-degree murder Friday, according to Holmes.

See Related: Cecil Sheriff: Port Deposit Man's Body Found in Truck in Driveway
Greekgirl October 25, 2013 at 04:49 PM
more losers and apparently drug dealers off the street. WINNING
yvonne bachman October 25, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Poor guy may have made some bad choices if the Whig is correct, but remember folks, We are not the judge and jury.
TheOldBray October 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Waiting for the onslaught of "He's such an amazing guy! He shouldn't get more than two minutes in jail! Haven't you ever made a mistake in your life?"
Dave Ross October 26, 2013 at 08:06 AM
He just killed someone. That's not a mistake, that's a crime.
Greekgirl October 26, 2013 at 09:52 AM
Sarcasm Dave from Bray - People tend to take up for the drug dealers and other criminals on the Patch. As in the above POOR GUY post. We don't need a judge a jury when you were seen shooting a gun into the victims car and driving away in the mustang you were arrested in.
yvonne bachman October 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM
I'm sorry I wasn't clear, I was referring to the dead man as the poor guy. I didn't know him.
Dave Ross October 26, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound sarcastic. I was just making a statement. The incident is tragic and scary. Where drug abuse is involved we all lose.
Greekgirl October 26, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Not you Dave. Please read the post :)

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