Lexington Park Man Indicted for Murder in Death of Jonathan Elkins

August 8, 2017
Tyreise Divron Nelson, 24, of Wolftrap Street, in Lexington Park

Tyreise Divron Nelson, 24, of Wolftrap Street, in Lexington Park

Tyreise Divron Nelson, 24, of Wolftrap Street, in Lexington Park, was indicted on the following charges

COUNT I
(POSSESSION OF CARFENTANIL)
For that on or about the 5th day of June, 2017, in Callaway, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, TYREISE DIVRON NELSON, did unlawfully possess a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule II, to wit: CARFENTANIL, a narcotic drug, in violation of CR 5-601(a)(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 4 3550); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT II
(DISTRIBUTION OF CARFENTANIL)
For that on or about the 5th day of June, 2017, in Callaway, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, TYREISE DIVRON NELSON, did unlawfully distribute to another a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule II, to wit: CARFENTANIL, a narcotic drug, in violation of CR 5-602(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CMS CODE 2 0696); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT III
(SECOND DEGREE DEPRAVED HEART MURDER)
For that on or about the 5th day of June, 2017, in Callaway, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, TYREISE DIVRON NELSON, did feloniously cause the death of JONATHAN DAVID ELKINS, by willfully and knowingly engaging in such conduct that created a very high degree of risk to the life of the said, JONATHAN DAVID ELKINS, and despite the known risks of engaging in said conduct the said Defendant did willfully undertake to act with extreme disregard of the life endangering consequences to the said JONATHAN DAVID ELKINS, in violation of CR 2-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 1 0999); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

COUNT IV
(INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER)
For that on or about the 5th day of June, 2017, in Callaway, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, TYREISE DIVRON NELSON, did feloniously cause the death of JONATHAN DAVID ELKINS, by engaging in grossly negligent conduct that directly caused and resulted in the death of the said, JONATHAN DAVID ELKINS, and by engaging in said conduct, the defendant, TYREISE DIVRON NELSON, was aware that the conduct engaged in, constituted a high risk of danger to the said JONATHAN DAVID ELKINS, and despite said knowledge acted with reckless disregard for human life, contrary to the Common Law of the State of Maryland, (Annotated Code of Maryland, Criminal Law Article, Section 2-207) (CJIS CODE 1 0910); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

Jonathan David Elkins

Jonathan David Elkins

COUNT V
(RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT)
For that on or about the 5th day of June, 2017, in Callaway, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, TYREISE DIVRON NELSON, did recklessly engage in conduct that created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another, in violation of CR3-204(a)(1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland (CJIS CODE 1 1425); contrary to the form of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State

Jonathan David Elkins, 29, of Lexington Park,died on June 5, 2017.


57 Responses to Lexington Park Man Indicted for Murder in Death of Jonathan Elkins

  1. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    This is major step in the right direction…

  2. Tracee on August 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Definitely a positive step in the right direction. Now if the judges will actually sentence them to prison. I say make an example out of them. Lock them up and throw away the key. And YES I know the addict is responsible for buying the drug but they paid the ultimate price with their lives :(

  3. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Bs….. ain’t nobody force him to buy drugs. Yes prosecute an convict for drug trafficking but not for a overdose

    • You gonna learn today on August 8, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      That’s right and nobody told him to sell the drugs, he knew the consequences, but that money at was to hard to give up.. go round and round, in the end both lives are lost, it’s a damn shame.

    • You gonna learn today on August 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Smh

    • Linda Dennett on August 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Agree with you.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Yes prosecute for possession and drug trafficking but not for murder or manslaughter I’m sure he did not mean to call Jonathan’s death that was simply Jonathan’s choice that kid made a big mistake selling drugs probably felt he had no Way out but he could a got a job at McDonald’s or somewhere else fast money is not always the best money specially when it is illegal I am very sorry for Jonathan I knew him very well I will pray for his soul but it was again his choice sorry for his family

  4. Bob Lob Law on August 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Save the celebration until he gets sentenced.

  5. Rob Stark on August 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    If only the judges and juries will cooperate!

  6. ( . Y . ) on August 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Photo courtesy of his 2013 drug arrest. Its good to see that the punishments for such crimes is teaching these morons a lesson so that they don’t continue committing the same crimes… Nice work Bustah Rhymes. Somehow this isn’t his fault though

  7. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    It’s a new day and someone has to pay for all the over dose deaths of white folks, now it’s the dealers fault, if he didn’t get it from this dude it would be someone else.

    • Tony on August 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      if he did’nt get it from that dude and got it from someone else then they should be charged, charge the seller !

    • Loser on August 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you got enough oxygen at birth? Color does not matter.

    • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Exactly

    • You gonna learn today on August 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      And someone else would be charged, this isn’t about race, this is about making money selling drugs and the consequence of brings. It is an ILLEGAL act.rherefore punishable by the law. Not that hard to understand..

    • Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      TRUTH BE TOLD

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 1:15 am

      More brothas the better if they don’t get caught selling this they’ll be committing other crimes

    • I.P.Freely on August 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      2 other WHITE people have been arrested for the exact same thing. While you have a valid point about the addict simply getting it from someone else, you lost all validity playing the race card. I am so sick of hearing about it, really at this point anyone who plays it loses validity in their argument. No one even feels like hearing it or entertaining it. Expect that a lot more from us “white folks”.

  8. Jay on August 8, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    another dead drug user…. good let the trash take their selves out

    • Linda Dennett on August 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Agree with you.
      You are a cold hearted person. Families are suffering.

    • Loser on August 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Wow, you even make Jesus shake his head in disgust. You need to pray for your sorry *ss soul.

    • Seth on August 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Your mom should be taken out for raising such an idiot!

  9. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Yes, but the dealers know it is a deadly
    Mix before they sell it. That’s why the law
    is going after both sellers n buyers.

  10. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I wish they would get the ones that killed my cousins

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Your cousins killed themselves. Unless of course someone held them down with a gun to their head and injected this poison into their bodies against their will.

  11. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Hahaha!! It’s about damn time they start targeting the dealer the same way the dealer “traps a mark..

  12. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Lls..fake ass Busta! WoooooHa gotcho ads locked up! I love how the idiots come to the defense of the pusher! They should track the url and start building a case against the next idiot

  13. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    So how is it his fault a drug addict overdosed i find this to be bs

    • Linda Dennett on August 9, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Yes

    • Mike on August 10, 2017 at 10:42 am

      What world do you live in where a drug dealer is not responsible for the drugs they sell? When did we start defending drug dealers in the fist place?

  14. Anonymous on August 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    But when it’s a white woman selling cocaine as the distributor and I’m pretty sure endless people have died off of her supply yet they indicting him with murder gtf outta here! It’s a color thing and can’t nobody tell me different. You didn’t see all these bad mouthing ass comments when the 58 year OLD WHITE WOMAN GOT CAUGHT….

    • WhitePeopleGetAwayWithEverything on August 9, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Exactly!!!!!! They didn’t comment under the old white woman’s post. Why? because she is white and he is black. Personally its the users fault for dying no one told him to do drugs. I bet if he had got his drugs from that lady she wouldn’t be charged with murder!

      • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

        Reading isn’t your thing, eh? Look again. Man, how nice it must be to pull that “card” out anytime you feel slighted. Look in the mirror before blaming others.

  15. Don't worry on August 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    You a dumb ass. It don’t matter the color. The dude should be arrested for selling the drugs but the death is not his fault. Frankly he killed himself. The other guy would not even got charged if the dude had over dosed and lived. The guy that died would be on the second floor of st. Mary’s hospital locked away if he had lived.

  16. Jrock on August 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Hey stupid fast money get you fast time enjoy jail dont drop the soap or dope lmao

  17. A on August 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    There is another guy in there right now for the death of a lady in St.Marys and he is white!

  18. AliceW on August 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Nice try but as suggested above by several people this will not stick. If it does go to trial the jury will not reach a unanimous decision. The state can try this till they are more broke than they are now. Best thing to do is get Rodrigo Duterte over here to clean out all the drug dealers and let them be found in the gutter. Couple hundred later and the rest might stoop to getting a respectful job!

  19. dirk diggler on August 8, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Look charge him with the drugs but not murder. He didn’t force Johnathan to do it or anyone else for that matter.As a recovering addict it’s the chance you take everytime. Its not like he called him and said here take this and inject it. At the end of the day he was going to get his fix with or without him. But we became addicts on our own. No one is to blame is but our selves.

    • Capt Obvious on August 9, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Just read all of the comments defending the users as victims Dirk, you must be new around here. No drug abuser ever made the decision to use, they were all forced by someone against their will. And they hated every second of using drugs… Seriously though, I get your point, there comes a time where you need to make an example out of people. Obviously preventing drug use isn’t working. So what is the next step? The people who make decisions have decided the next step is to make the people peddling dope responsible for those users that die. I think the thought process is that eventually you will run out of dealers? Yes, you can argue that the user was going to buy it from someone, but that doesn’t let the peddler off the hook for selling toxic dope. If you decide to sell, you are accepting the terms and conditions, lol, that come with that. Do they want to convict these people of murder? No. They want to cut a deal to take the murder charge off the table in exchange for bigger fish.

    • GetBack on August 9, 2017 at 8:05 am

      You are correct. No murder here. No intent or effort spent to kill. Individual choices.

      This CARFENTANIL is serious $hit. 1K more potent per mg than Morphine, stronger than Fentanyl, expect to see more dead as it spreads its wings over SMD.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 8:12 am

      While I agree the junkie is just as much to blame he does bare some of the responsibility. Even big businesses that sell consumables can be held accountable if their product is bad and kills someone. If a pharmacy accidently gives someone too much of their prescribed medication they can also be liable for the death of their customer. He lived the life of a POS, tax evading, low life dealer and he know the consequences of what he was doing. The junkie and the dealer both make their choices in life. The junkie got his life sentence and now the dealer will get his. The difference is the dealers family can still visit him and he will live on so as far as I am concerned he is getting off easy.

  20. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 12:11 am

    But yet if that was your son our daughter you would want the same thing done. He new what was in his stuff and was still selling it, therefor he is responsible. Sorry the world doesn’t work how you want it to.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 8:32 am

      I agree. But giving the user a pass in these situations isn’t the answer either. Addicts are not innocent bystanders, they are the demand part of the chain. (Google supply and demand)

  21. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 6:20 am

    You can’t put someone else drug problems on the dealer ,he didn’t make him but it or do it it was all at that mans own will to buy it and use it knowing the consequences of his own actions. At most all he should be charged with is distributing. He didn’t kill that man, that man killed himself

  22. Cowboy Up on August 9, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Charged with murder? Wow, seems like a reach. A junkie made the decision to buy & use & he suffered the consequences. No sympathy. Charge Nelson for dealing but the murder charge is unwarranted. As for the junkie who overdosed, when is this society going to return to holding one responsible for their choices/actions? It’s a disease, he was a good person fighting demons, he was turning it around, blah blah blah. Make stupid choices & pay the piper, don’t point the finger elsewhere to cover for one’s ignorance.

  23. Captain on August 9, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Read through he criminal history of Tyriese Nelson… all of the suspended sentences and Noll prossessed… our States attorney should be charged with murder too. Idiot!

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 8:34 am

      You have no idea how the criminal justice system works. Keep voting democrat.

      • Bob Lob Law on August 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm

        People are slowly waking up and realizing what a disaster the Democratic party is.

  24. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Failing of system to dole out a proper punishment to begin with.

  25. Abdul-'Adl on August 9, 2017 at 9:49 am

    You know why we have so many Drug it is because of the Trump Administration Trump and his Russians thugs are trying to take control of America by bringing Drugs to this Nation paying people off to sell those drugs then getting people hook on those drugs. You think Slavery is gone think again, Slavery is now in the hands of the Government putting liquor stores on every corner in the inner city getting people hook on that Liquor all those welfare office the government open getting people to depend on the Government system and not themselves. The Government is the master and We the People are the slave saying yes master what do you want us to do. it is time to break those chains and take our streets back from the hand of the Government system.

    • Bob Lob Law on August 10, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Liberals really ARE this dumb.

    • Seth on August 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

      LMFAO drugs and liquor stores were a problem wayyyyy before trump wtf is wrong with your brain? Your hate for trump is showing and it’s completely obvious youre a muslim by your name so that explains the hate for trump. Repeat after me: Donald Trump is my president. Think about what you just said seriously…..wtf

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Yes…it’s accomplished by getting a job, paying your own way, and not relying on booze and drugs as a ‘relief’ for ones’ perceived problems. Most do realize how much money they waste on smokes, booze and drugs. Cut them out for a month and see how much MORE money is left over!

  26. Jrock on August 10, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Well dont think its right to charge him or anyone with murder for that they just let a white girl name Michelle from Leonardtown town out for same thing after what maybe 2years

  27. Vickue mccan on August 11, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    You mske me sick yes they addicts and they got started so.e how or other but them attics couldnt of got started on herion unless some loser manufactured it anf got a bigger dumb ass to sell it and thsts how it got startef youll brought it to our family members that we loss. Then didnt wake up one dsy and say i wish so.e l8ser would make s dryg that would hook me so wuick and destroy my family and my life. Tgese dealers brought it to us anf they deserve to burn in hell gie all the luves and famlies they destroyed

  28. Anonymous on August 13, 2017 at 4:15 am

    The users have kids and families…ha who are the victims. Not the users. I sat good damn riddance. As a child of a user…my parents chose drugs over me …again a choice not gun to their heads a choice time and time again dealers didn’t come to then they sought ought dealers. Jonathan used anything he could I knew him personally…maybe his family should be looked at where did the disfunction begin…honestly it is not the dealers fault it started somewhere ended somewhere…point blank. For some of us that are closely related to users we pray for their final resting in peace…because the hell they live isn’t living. These drug dealers are scape goats they should attend awareness meetingso and speak to families to see how the product affects the addicts families and community. But murder nope. For all that let’s charge the families too cause there is a reason they started using afterall.

  29. K on August 18, 2017 at 12:40 am

    It’s a damn shame how you people call jonathan or any drug addict, a junkie. I’m assuming none of you have lost a loved one, friend or family member from drugs.. god forbid this be someone you loved, you’d want justice also!! Drugs are illegal and selling drugs is illegal.. so if you sell to someone and it kills them, why would that not be murder? Instead of using someone’s addiction for your selfish needs, get a real job. It’s funny how everyone keeps saying “he didn’t force him to shoot it up,” keep on assuming like you know exactly how this happened.. jonathan did not die from shooting Up! These people have family and friends who loved them, and are grieving still. Keep your smart ass comments to yourself.. if this was someone you loved, you wouldn’t like to read these comments. Remember, he has 2 young kids and a mother and sister.. be respectful people!!