FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2019
FPD Detectives make an arrest for Murder
FREDERICK, MD – On 05/02/2019 Jefferson County (WV) recovered a body of a male, later identified as Devon Jamel Wallace. Mr. Wallace was determined to have died from blunt force trauma to the head.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the last known location that Mr. Wallace was alive was in Frederick, MD. Investigators from the Frederick Police Department worked with Detectives from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office beginning last week.
During the course of this joint investigation, Detectives from both agencies made contact with the residents at the last known address the victim was seen alive. One of the individuals at that address was identified as Ryan David Bretzfelder. While conducting the interview with Mr. Bretzfelder, he admitted to killing Mr. Wallace at that residence in Frederick.
After the interview, Mr. Bretzfelder was transported to the FCADC for processing. Mr. Bretzfelder is charged with the following;
1 count – 1st Degree Murder
The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone with home surveillance systems in the area of Wilcox Court to contact FPD. If you have any other information to share, please contact FPD via the tip line.
Call- 301-600-TIPS (8477)
Finally, the Frederick Police Department would like to thank the Investigators from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for their outstanding work on this case.
Incident Type: Murder
Investigator: Det. Irons
Author: D/Sgt. Andrew Alcorn-240-674-2612
Public Information Contact: Lt. Kirk Henneberry-301-600-6217