St. Mary's: Serious Beating, Protective Order Violation - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's: Serious Beating, Protective Order Violation

March 13, 2005 at approximately 0026 hours Dfc. Elizabeth Trossbach stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Mechanicsville, MD. The driver was identified as Charles David Burch of Abell, MD. Records reflected that there was an active Protective Order in effect preventing Charles Burch from contacting in any way, Deborah Ellison Burch. The passenger of the vehicle was Deborah Burch. Charles Burch was arrested for violation of the Protective Order. He was taken to St. Mary's County Detention Center and arraigned before a District Court Commissioner. He was released on Personal Bond.

March 13, 2005 at approximately 0203 hours Dfc. Elizabeth Trossbach and Dfc. Michael Worrey responded to a fight call at the Back Road Inn in Compton, MD. On arrival the deputies discovered a victim, Travis Wayne Shetler laying on the back patio pavilion to the rear of the bar. The victim had injuries to his face and head that appeared serious. Emergency Medical personnel attempted to stabilize the victim's condition prior to being flown out for the injuries. The victim was flown to Prince Georges Shock Trauma where he was admitted in Critical Condition. Witnesses were found on the scene that advised the deputies that Chip Williams had struck the victim. Witnesses further described the assault as "sucker punch and blind sided". Witnesses stated that after the victim went down the suspect continued to "pummel him into the concrete." The suspect also assaulted a second victim who was trying to stop the assault. The suspect, further identified as Charles Carroll Williams III, age 23 of Charlotte Hall, MD was contacted arranged to meet police at a different location. Dfc. Elizabeth Trossbach took Williams into custody. Charles Carroll Williams III was transported to St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Assault 2nd Degree. He was arraigned before a District Court Commissioner and released on $5,000 cash bond.

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