Arrests Made in May 3 Homicide

Prince George’s County police have arrested two people in the slaying of a man whose body was found in Berwyn Heights on May 3. Erick Hernandez-Martinez, 21, and Jose Lara Campos, 19, have been charged with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of Juan Ponce, 38, of New Carrollton. The suspects live in Beltsville and were acquaintances of Ponce, according to Prince George’s County police. A medical examiner determined that Mr. Ponce died of trauma to the body and ruled his death a homicide. I want to thank our Chief Gattis-Antolik and the officers of the Berwyn Heights Police Department for partnering with county and park police to bring this horrible occurrence to a close. As always, when more details are delivered to me, I will provide them to you. 
Cheryl Jewitt
Mayor, Town of Berwyn Heights