Search is on for Maryland murder suspects

Authorities say the duo could be headed to South Carolina

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WCBD) — Two murder suspects from Maryland may be traveling through South Carolina.

Officers with the Hancock Police Department and deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on North Pennsylvania Avenue in Hancock, Maryland at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Friday, May 20. We’re told family members found the body of 81-year-old Margaret Rose McAllister inside of the home.

Crystal Dawn Stanley
Jerry Wayne Smith, Jr.

An autopsy was performed and her death was ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland.

Authorities are searching for 39-year-old Crystal Dawn Stanley and 42-year-old Jerry Wayne Smith, Jr. Both are charged with murder-first and second degree, armed robbery, robbery, and assault-first and second degree. They are believed to be traveling through the South Carolina/Georgia area.

If you have any information, contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 240-313-2170.


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