Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018

Maryland: Police chase down Raymond Trotman, arrested for DeSean Que McNair 2017 murder

Multiple police departments united in an effort to chase down Hagerstown murder suspect, Raymond Trotman, who has now been arrested and charged in connection with murder of DeSean Que McNair.

Raymond Trotman

Trotman, 43, formerly of West Franklin Street, was indicted in October 2017 on charges of first-and second-degree murder for the death McNair, 19, who was shot and killed on September 11, 2017, in Garden Plaza Hotel at 901 Dual Highway.

Trotman was seen in Greencastle, Pennsylvania last night when officers tried to take him into custody, but he raced away. Police gave chase and Trotman entered Maryland.

Officer Heather Aleshire, a spokeswoman for the Hagerstown Police Department, said Thursday in a news release that investigators were monitoring Trotman’s movements Wednesday night with the help of law-enforcement agencies from Maryland, Pennsylvania and the federal government.

Ultimately the car chase ended when Trotman crashed his vehicle on Maugansville Road and police quickly took Trotman into custody.

Police did discover the fugitive had 3-year-old daughter in the vehicle at the time. She was not injured and was released to her mother.

Trotman was taken to Meritus Medical Center for minor injuries where he was treated and then later on released to police.

Trotman had been at large since the day McNair was shot back in 2017, eluding police dragnets on multiple occasions. He was taken to the Washington County Courthouse Thursday morning for a bond hearing on the murder indictment.

Hagerstown Police officials say this was the latest example of law enforcement working together.

“It takes a full team. It can’t just be one individualized agency when you are looking for something like this, you know a person who has murdered someone who has left the state or done whatever he did for over a year. This takes everyone that can get their hands in it to help out,” said Aleshire.

Online court records show Trotman was a defendant in multiple drug cases over the course of two decades. In 2000, he was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute narcotics, according to court records.


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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at theglobaldispatch@gmail ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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