Second suspect arrested in 20-year-old Dundalk homicide case

April 02, 2004|By Julie Bykowicz | Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF

Authorities have made a second arrest in a nearly 20-year-old Dundalk homicide case.

David Wayne Marsh, 44, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Hagerstown, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Washington County sheriff's deputies took Marsh into custody without incident, police said.

Marsh and his former girlfriend Joann Knight, then known as Joann Culotta have been charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 7, 1984, shooting death of 69-year-old John Andrykis, according to police and court records.

Knight, 45, was arrested last week in Marion County, Fla., where she now lives.

Baltimore County police filed arrest warrants for Marsh and Knight on March 5, after two Baltimore County detectives contacted a woman who told them she had driven the couple to Andrykis' house so that they could get cocaine and money from him, according to charging documents against Marsh and Knight.

The woman, Candice Marsh, the former sister-in-law of David Marsh, told police that the couple told her David Marsh had shot Andrykis during a fight, according to court documents.

When interviewed by detectives in 1984, David Marsh and Knight "emphatically denied being involved," according to court documents.

David Marsh and Knight are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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