MURDER UPDATE: Bryans Road Man Shot “Psycho” in the Back of the Head While Sleeping

November 9, 2018
Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road

Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road

UPDATE 11/9/2018 @ 9:15 a.m.: Court documents stated that Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road, killed Ronaj Henderson, 22, of Bryans Road, by shooting him in the back of his head while he slept in a vehicle that was traveling on Livingston Road, in Bryans Road.

According to Charging documents, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, Thompson was at a party with his girlfriend and Ronaj Henderson, who goes by the nickname of “Psycho”.

While at the party, Thompson became aggressive with his girlfriend and Henderson told her that if she was with him, he would not treat her that way,

Thompson, his girlfriend and Henderson left the party together and drove to Thompson’s residence located on Boxwood Circle, in Bryans Road. The girlfriend was driving the vehicle, while Thompson sat in the rear right seat, and Henderson was seated in the front passenger seat.

While Henderson was still asleep in the front passenger seat of a vehicle at the Boxwood Circle address, the girlfriend told Thompson what Henderson said at the party. When Thompson heard what Henderson said to his girlfriend, he told her they needed to leave the residence to get gas.

After leaving the residence, Thompson took out a handgun, and shot Henderson in the back of the head, He then threw a cover over Henderson to prevent anyone from seeing him. They then drove to an address on Burns Street in Nanjemoy, where they picked up subject that court documents only refer to as “E”.

They then drove to a side road in Nanjemoy, where Thompson and “E” carried and dragged Henderson’s body into the woods.

On October 29, 2018, officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department, discovered Thompson sleeping in a white Chrysler 300 parked in the parking lot of the Accokeek Gas Station located on Bryan Point Road, in Accokeck. As officers approached the vehicle, they noticed a black handgun sitting in plain view on Thompson’s lap. Police were able to apprehend Thompson without incident, and seize a Glock 43 9mm handgun. Thompson was released from jail in Prince George’s County on November 1, 2018.

On November 2, 2018 information was provided to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office regarding an alleged murder and Thompson was named as the shooter. Later that night, detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office learned Thompson was at an Apartment located at on Lee Highway, in Arlington, Virginia. Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Arlington Police Department responded to the area and located the white Chrysler 300 parked in the parking lot. Surveillance on the vehicle and apartment complex was conducted, and Thompson and the girlfriend were seen leaving with another male in a white Chevrolet Cruz passenger car. A traffic stop was conducted, and Thompson and his girlfriend were detained and transported to the Arlington Police Department Headquarters.

After Thompson was located in Arlington, he was extradited to the Charles County Detention Center on November 7, 2018, where he was charged with first-degree murder and other related charges.

In an Initial Appearance Questionnaire form filed in District Court, Janeal Thompson listed one of his current occupations as an Uber Driver.

11/8/2018: On November 2, Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives initiated an investigation into a possible missing person.

Family members of Ronaj Henderson, 22, of Bryans Road, last saw him in the morning hours of October 27, 2018.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned the victim had been shot in the area of Bryans Road by a person known to him and his body was left somewhere in western Charles County.

The investigation led detectives to the area of Riverside Road and Smith Point Road in Nanjemoy.

On November 4, Henderson’s body was found in a wooded area.

Based on additional information, detectives identified the suspect as Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road.

Thompson was located in Arlington, VA on November 4 and was subsequently extradited to the Charles County Detention Center on November 7 where he was charged with first-degree murder and other related charges.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road

Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road

52 Responses to MURDER UPDATE: Bryans Road Man Shot “Psycho” in the Back of the Head While Sleeping

  1. Anthony Mcclough on November 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    He was caught with a handgun on 10/30/2018. I wonder if he was dumb enough to keep the gun that he used in this murder and got caught with it?

    • Shawn on November 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      People who own guns are not the brightest.

      • I'm still laughing on November 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

        Your troll game’s WEAK shawn.

      • bwdesmo on November 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

        That may be one of the more ignorant generalizations I’ve read on this site, and that’s saying something

      • Anonymous on November 10, 2018 at 1:09 pm

        Actually a lot of idiots have guns, the two aren’t mutually inclusive

      • Bradley on November 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

        You must own lots of guns.

      • Peanut on November 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

        Wow… Liberal much? Pretty bold blanketed statement there “Shawn”.

      • SID on November 12, 2018 at 7:23 pm

        For real.

  2. Anonymous on November 8, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    He was caught back in October with a gun and guess what? The judge released him.The Judges are the REAL problem for not putting these criminals in jail.

    • Ryan Cashman on November 9, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      The Judges are a joke , I bet he had a local lawyer..
      Pay the BAR association member and off you go SMH

    • Ted Nugent on November 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Maybe a new law would have prevented this or kept this guy in jail? (Enter sarcasm here)

      Maybe if the government enforced the laws already on the books this dude “Psycho” would still be alive. But, keep voting Democrat people but please don’t complain when a family member is murdered by a turd who should have been in jail.

      • Shamus Macsweeney, Playwright, Performer, Big Game Hunter, Hard Drinker, and son of the Isle of Eire on November 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm

        Yes, but this way, there’s one fewer psychos on the street.

  3. Bebop on November 8, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!!

  4. Anonymous on November 8, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    It just mind boggling how someone can take a life and move on like nothing happened,without any remorse.

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton on November 9, 2018 at 8:26 am

      It’s called sociopathy and it’s a prerequisite for a career in politics.

    • ? on November 9, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Its cuz you aint know his struggle, if you did, you would understand, you feel me

      • Anonymous on November 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm

        Please tell me you are joking….

        • Anonymous on November 14, 2018 at 8:46 am

          You seriously had to ask?

  5. Alex on November 9, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Did they charge the girl?

    • Anonymous on November 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      I was thinking the same thing?? She had to know full well that if she opened her mouth that something was going to happen, maybe not this but something just by the way she is treated by him. SMH crazy

      • Alex on November 11, 2018 at 9:35 am

        Right

    • Mb on November 9, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      That’s my question too. Seems she’s guilty by association.
      Wondering if she’s having 2nd thoughts for running her mouth to the POS that robbed this young man of his life?
      Perhaps if she kept her mouth shut he’d still be alive.

      • Alex on November 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

        They always seem to give the women a slap on the wrist, If she didn’t turn him in she better be charged also.

    • Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 8:27 am

      She witnessed a homicide. I am fairly confident if I was in that car I would have done exactly what the guy with the gun told me to do……….until I got away from him. Then I would have called the police. But, I have a conscious. The street code says you don’t snitch, even if you know the victim or if you are the victim.

      • Alex on November 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

        Street code: Only applies if you’re in the streets. Going out to have fun and getting mixed up in a murder, brother you are on your own.This fool didn’t know the game because he wasn’t taught it. You have to pay to play and he couldn’t afford it. Murder and Witnesses= Public Defender

    • duh on November 15, 2018 at 10:03 am

      she’s probably the one who told the cops

  6. Jrock on November 9, 2018 at 9:51 am

    You killed a man because you wasn’t treating your girl right and he told her that.now you will be someone’s girlfriend in the pen and she still going to be with someone else.stupid

  7. Anonymous on November 9, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Absolute animal. Can you guess what kind?

    • Shawn on November 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Mammal?

    • Wait let me guess...... on November 13, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Well how about giving us a clue…..

      What color would this animal be?

  8. Chinab on November 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    To me this story still dont add up..why is the girlfriend driving and her boyfriend sitting in the back? My boyfriend always sits up front with me..and his friends in the back. how is it he sit in the back to shoot him in the head,perfectly coming from a party passed out drunk..if I were the cops I would definitely be looking at this case as some type of set up..and oh girl would be going right to jail with her trigger happy boyfriend

    • Seriously??? on November 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      not sure about why he was sitting in the back to begin with but he wasn’t in the back when he shot him – he was driving and she wasn’t in the car. Read the WHOLE article

      • N on November 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

        And obviously you didn’t READ the WHOLE article. It clearly states the suspect shot the victim in the back of the head and “THEY” then drove off. Please tell me how he shot the victim in the BACK of the head while driving?

  9. Anonymous on November 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Did they charge the girlfriend?

    SMNEWSNET: Not at this time

  10. Ted Nugent on November 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    If ever there was a death penalty case. Thank you Martin Owe Malley and the rest of the liberal loons that run this state. I guess this criminal’s life matters more than the victim. Pathetic.

    • WillieG on November 11, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Bring back the death penalty, or have a yearly purge in the high crime areas. Let’s rock!

      • We can stop it if you want on November 13, 2018 at 6:43 am

        Can’t we do both?

        Old Sparky + a purge!

  11. Thug Master on November 9, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Maryland is truly a dumpster fire!!!!!

  12. Praying on November 10, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I believe this is the case that the girlfriend was killed as well. She was shot in the back of the head as well. Her body was actually found first.

    SMNEWSNET.COM: This was not that case, the girlfriend in this case is still alive and was not shot.

  13. Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 6:46 am

    How could u take my lil cousin over nothing tho wtf you wack sick bastard

    • Try English? on November 13, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Interpreters needed!

      • Anonymous on November 14, 2018 at 2:52 pm

        You couldn’t understand that? =|

      • an interpreter on November 15, 2018 at 10:08 am

        “How dare you murder my little cousin for no good reason.”
        “what the F***! You uncool sick bastard”

  14. Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Honestly they shouldve just left him in. He got out a year ago for doing a bid for armed robbery, assault and a gun charge. I hope they charge them both

  15. Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I hope they charge them both. Sarah is manipulative and coercive and janeal is very controlling. They shouldve kept him locked up.

  16. Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    They set him up. The way janeal is he wouldve never let a dude sit upfront with sarah.

  17. Anonymous on November 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Rome wouldve never let Sarah sit up front with a guy. They set it up

    • son of sam on November 16, 2018 at 9:58 am

      who is they

  18. Set up! on November 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Def was set up… IF they went back to the house… it wasn’t “to get gas” it was to shoot dude.. Jerome wouldn’t of had dude riding up front and him behind him… the gf spinning a story to work in her favor..come on now…

  19. Anonymous on November 15, 2018 at 10:15 am

    They said he was passed out drunk? maybe that’s why they put him in the front seat.

  20. Anonymous on November 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Dosent make sense even if he was drunk, back seat would’ve been the option. I used to date rome I know how he is.

  21. Anonymous on November 16, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Yea he knows someone named E but E dont live in that area.

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