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Dundalk Man Arrested In Bel Air Murder

Victor Levi Colbert was taken into custody Tuesday.

UPDATE: (8:59 p.m.)—A Dundalk man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the murder of Rodney Holmes Smith.

Victor Levi Colbert was taken into custody Tuesday at his home in the 100 block of Wade Avenue. The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police Warrant Apprehension Task Force executed the warrant.

Investigators believe Colbert is responsible for taking the life of of the 200 block of Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. Colbert was going through the intake process at the Harford County Detention Center around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Colbert is charged with second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault. He is being held at the detention center without bail. A bail hearing is set to take place Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. in his case.

Smith was found dead from apparent blunt force trauma inside his Bel Air apartment Sunday morning.

Bel Air Police are lead investigators in the case.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Al Day December 12, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Are you saying the light rail caused the blunt force trauma? I didn't think so. Just checking. I'd like to hear more about the incident before making conclusions. Was there a fight? Was this self-defense? Was it pre-meditated? Was there witnesses? Were there any other circumstances that could explain such a crime? The facts please, just the facts.
Mx pro December 12, 2012 at 06:09 PM
I wonder which police dept broke the case?whos jurisdiction?doubt it was the BAPD, I think they're still in hot pursuit of evel kenievel
Susan Maines Lay December 13, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Mx pro Don't burn bridges, you may need them one day!
Belair Loser Lookout December 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM
This thug/waste of space should get quick shot to the back of his head. Too bad we are gonna wait until he goes through the system, eats 3 meals a day on us, free clothes, utilities, tv, and maybe the occasional conjugal visit from a more alpha figure.
Jennifer December 21, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Belair Loser Lookout: I'm sure the high amount you pay in taxes will cover all of those luxuries. Sit down you angry internet thug!

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