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UPDATE: Nephew Charged in Murder of Wicomico County Man

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WBOC Chopper 16 aerial photo of the homicide scene off of Snethen Church Road outside Mardela Springs, Md. WBOC Chopper 16 aerial photo of the homicide scene off of Snethen Church Road outside Mardela Springs, Md.

MARDELA SPRINGS, Md.- The nephew of a Wicomico County man is under arrest and charged with his murder that occurred in a rural farm field in the same county late Monday morning. Maryland State Police identified the suspect as William B. Harcum III, 31, of the 10000 block of Snethen Church Road in Mardela Springs. 

The victim is identified as Lee P. Harcum, 62, of the 6200 block of Westbrooke Drive in Salisbury. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

After interviews and evidence collected at the scene, investigators said they believe William Harcum III and his uncle, Lee Harcum, were picking watermelons in the field when an argument ensued between the two. According to police, investigators believe William Harcum III used a blunt object to strike Lee Harcum in the head. 

William Harcum III is charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as first- and second-degree assault. Following a bond review Tuesday morning, he was denied bond and ordered held in the Wicomico County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27. 

 

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