Suggs Faces Life in Prison

Suggs Faces Life in Prison

Andre Dwayne Suggs pleaded guilty to second degree murder and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced in U.S. District Court in Alexandria in February.

Suggs, 36 of Alexandria, pled guilty Nov. 22 to strangling Alexandria resident Mark Stephen Creasy, 48, on Daingerfield Island along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria last May.

Creasy was riding his bike on Marina Drive towards the Potomac River when a witness heard several screams, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty.

"The witness saw Suggs sprawled over Creasy's body in the middle of the road," according to McNulty.

As the witness rode off on his own bicycle to seek help, Suggs followed the witness on Creasy's bicycle before abandoning the bike and fleeing into the woods along the Parkway.

Suggs was arrested by Alexandria Police officers after he was located running naked towards Alexandria along the shoulder of the south bound lanes on the George Washington Parkway. Suggs was detained after a struggle that involved several Alexandria Police officers.

"Our officers were in the area helping out the U.S. Park Police in the investigation when they received a call about this naked man running across the parkway," Capt. John Crawford said last May. "Officers attempted to take him custody, but he was very disorderly. He threw some sort of a bottle at two of the officers, kicked others and attempted to bite at least one of the officers as they were putting handcuffs on him."

<1b>— Ken Moore