Man Charged with First-Degree Murder after Germantown Assault
Body was found Sunday
Photo via Montgomery County Police
Police have arrested a man and charged him with first-degree murder after they say he assaulted and killed a man on Sunday in Germantown.
Montgomery County police say 27-year-old Kyle Martin Noble confronted 31-year-old Efrain Arias as he exited a vehicle in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America hotel on Milestone Center Drive. Noble allegedly chased the victim into a field near the parking lot and assaulted him before fleeing the scene, according to police.
Arias’s body was found at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday. Police said there was evidence of trauma on his upper body.
The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the cause of his death. Police on Wednesday did not provide additional information about the autopsy.
Police said Noble does not have a confirmed address. He was arrested on Tuesday and was being held without bond.
Noble was also charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, making a false statement to a police officer and obstructing and hindering a police investigation, according to online court records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 11. Attorney information for Noble was not immediately available.
Court records show that Noble has prior robbery and drug possession convictions.
Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org