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Woman arrested for the murder of 25-year-old Cecil County man

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 11:43:29-04

PERRYVILLE, Md. — Cecil County Police have arrested the 23-year-old woman who's responsible for the death of a Cecil County man.

On June 15, patrol officers from the Perryville Police Department responded to an apartment in the 300 block of Mansion Drive Perryville in reference to a death investigation. The responding officers determined that the death was suspicious based on their observations.

As the investigation progressed, it was determined that the death was a homicide.

The victim, 25-year-old Chad Thomas Petroulis lived in the apartment that he was found in and it was determined that he died as a result of a stab wound to his upper body.

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A neighbor remembered hearing an argument during the early morning hours on June 14, between the victim and a woman. The neighbor spotted the victim on the ground outside of his apartment and the female exiting the apartment complex.

The neighbor explained that, afterwards, the victim went back into the apartment.

According to the neighbor, 23-year-old Destiny Marie Guns, of the unit block of Oxford Court Perryville, frequently visited the victim’s apartment. Investigators also watched surveillance video around the time of the reported argument and observed a female matching Guns’ description leaving the area.

The investigation revealed that she had spoken to family members about the incident.

On Monday, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Guns and, at approximately 7:00 p.m., investigators located saw her in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the area of Jackson Station Road and West Pulaski Highway Perryville.

She was arrested and has been charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder Second Degree
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Reckless Endangerment

Guns was committed to the Cecil County Correctional Facility on no bond after being reviewed by a District Court Commissioner.