Man involved in fatal Prince George’s car chase pleads guilty to theft


Adrian Morris, the Prince George’s County police officer who died Aug. 20, 2012, when his cruiser crashed on the Capital Beltway. (Handout/Prince George's County Police Department)

The passenger in a car involved in a chase that killed a Prince George’s County police officer pleaded guilty to theft Friday, authorities said.

Prince George’s police officer Adrian Morris died in August last year from head trauma after being thrown from his car during a pursuit along I-95 that ended in a crash.

The passenger in the car being chased, Kenneth Mitchell, was sentenced to about 14 months of time served for theft of the vehicle, but may not be released right away because he has an outstanding warrant in Montgomery County, according to the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Police say Kevon Neal was driving the car being pursued by Morris.

Neal faces a manslaugther charge and is expected to go to trial in January 2014.

Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.

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