Two in custody for Cambridge homicide

CAMBRIDGE, Md – A homicide investigation is now underway in Cambridge, and police are still working around the clock to find out exactly what happened.

According to the Cambridge Police Department they responded to 610 Pine Street around 12:30 Wednesday morning in reference to some type of disturbance. Police say when they arrived on scene, they saw someone dragging the victim, identified as 46-year-old Michael Clarence Wheatley Jr, of Cambridge, out of the side door of the apartment complex, and left him lying in the street. Officers quickly made contact with Wheatly and saw that he had severe injuries to the face and head area and was unresponsive.

Police say they began life saving measures that were ultimately deemed unsuccessful, and Wheatly was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore for an Autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Police say through further investigation and interviewing witnesses in the apartment complex, police determined that a commotion was heard in the hallway area of the apartment and evidence shows that there was a physical altercation. Detectives were able to obtain two suspects, 55-year-old Dwayne Holland and 37-year-old Scott Harry Robinson, both residents of Cambridge, that were observed in the altercation with the victim. Both Holland and Robinson have been charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder along with other related charges. Both men are currently being held in the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.

Anyone with further information into this incident is urged to contact the Cambridge Police Department at 410-228-3333.

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