Police have arrested a Fairmount Heights man in connection with the slaying of a man whose body was found wrapped in plastic behind an apartment complex dumpster in the Capitol Heights area Friday, authorities said.
Jamik Mathew Sumby, 28, was arrested Tuesday in what police now say was the stabbing death of 31-year-old Perry Earl Hunt, of Upper Marlboro. Sumby and Hunt were “known acquaintances,” said Cpl. Henry Tippett, a Prince George’s County police spokesman.
Police on Wednesday said Sumby has been charged with second-degree murder. Initially they reported he had been charged with first-degree murder.
Hunt’s body, wrapped in plastic, was found by a maintenance man in the Woodhaven Apartments in the 1400 block of Doewood Lane Friday, but Tippett said he was not sure where or when the stabbing actually occurred. He said Sumby lived very near the site where the body was found.
This Post has been updated.