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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Two Charged in March Homicide

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The Frederick Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit has charged two adult males with murder

On March 18, 2023, the Frederick Police Department responded to a stabbing at the Exhale Lounge, located at 405 N Market Street, in Frederick, MD.  Officers located the victim and provided medical care before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.  The victim, identified as Romario Tevin Anderson, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

This investigation was assigned to the Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division – Major Crimes Unit.  Through evidence and information obtained, detectives identified two suspects responsible for Anderson’s murder:

James Peter Brown, Jr.
100 blk McMurray Street
Frederick, MD

Derell Len Prue
2600 blk Emerson Drive
Frederick, MD

Charges were applied for against Brown and Prue on the day of the murder and an arrest warrant for each was issued on charges related to first and second degree murder.  The Frederick Police Department has been working relentlessly in trying to locate Brown and Prue and is asking for the public’s assistance.  Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brown and Prue to contact (call or text) Det. Kyle Jones at 240-674-7058 or Callers may also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477).

The Frederick Police Department partners with Metro Crime Stoppers (MCS) of Maryland. Submitting a tip through MCS may result in the tipster receiving an up to $2000 cash reward if the information leads to an arrest. Please visit for more information.

No additional information is being released at this time.

Case#: 2023-021508
Incident Type: Homicide
Location: 400 blk N Market Street
Lead investigator: Det. McPeak
Author of release: Lt. Jon Holler
PIO Contact: Samantha Long at or 240-586-0462

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