Man surrenders after overnight standoff in Arlington
An Arlington man surrendered Saturday after an overnight standoff with police.

On Friday at about 6:45 p.m., the man got into a dispute with his neighbor in the 1500 block of South Nelson Street and brandished a gun, said Detective Crystal Nosal. Police were called and the suspect retreated into his house.

The man, who was charged with assault and brandishing a firearm, eventually turned himself in at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Nosal said.

Man gets 18-year sentence for attack
A 20-year-old African man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the attempted robbery and assault of man in Greenbelt last summer.

A Prince George's County jury found Hakim Thomas, of Sierra Leone, guilty of robbery and assault charges in April. Authorities say Thomas attacked a 39-year-old man in the parking lot of an apartment complex in July 2009. According to police, Thomas grabbed the man's neck and cut him in the head with a knife.

Police are still looking for an accomplice they say committed the attack with Thomas, who was sentenced Friday.

Gang member pleads guilty
A Latin Kings gang member from Silver Spring pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.

Nelson Santos, 27, admitted he participated in gang-sanctioned missions, including the armed robbery of a prostitute.

Nelson faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on the racketeering charge and 10 years in prison for the illegal possession of a firearm. He remains in custody and will be sentenced on Oct. 22.

DNA testing under way in drive-by shooting
Prosecutors have sent a large number of items for DNA testing in the case of four men charged in a drive-by shooting in Southeast D.C., the Associated Press reported.

The four men -- Orlando Carter, Jeffrey Best, Lamar Williams and Robert Bost -- are accused of committing a March 30 shooting that killed four people.

-- Compiled by Emily Babay and David Sherfinski