Charles County Sheriff's Report for Week Ending March 22 - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Report for Week Ending March 22


ACCIDENTAL INJURY: On March 22 at 10:55 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officers responded to Thomas Stone High School at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the report of two students in the nurse's office who said they were suffering respiratory problems caused by a chemical odor in one of the hallways. Sheriff's officers and fire department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel responded to the school. Investigation revealed a maintenance employee for the school used "Vandal Mark Remover" to remove graffiti from several lockers inside the school. Investigators determined the area was safe and there was no disruption to school activities. The victims, Waldorf girls ages 14 and 17, were transported to the hospital by EMS. There were no other reports of irritation or injury.

ASSAULT: On March 20 at 11 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Mattawoman Seafood at 5024 Hawthorne Road in Indian Head for the report of a possible drug transaction occurring in the parking lot. Upon officers' arrival, the suspect vehicle had fled. While investigating the report, officers observed several people exit the restaurant. One man was brandishing a knife and threatening another man. Officers apprehended the man with the knife and identified him as Alexander Adderly, 41, of White Plains. Investigation revealed Adderly and the other man, a 36-year-old Waldorf resident, became involved in an argument while inside the business. No one was injured as a result of the incident. Adderly was charged with First Degree Assault and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Officer K. Evans investigated.

ARMED ROBBERY: On March 20 at 9:20 p.m., a man entered Top Gun Exxon at 2890 Crain Highway in Waldorf, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect walked behind the counter and stole money. He then demanded cigarettes from the cashier and the cashier complied. The suspect then fled the scene. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black ski mask, a black coat, black pants and black gloves. A K9 team responded and conducted a track that ended in Oak Manor. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer J. Burroughs is investigating.

ASSAULT: On March 20 at 7:50 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a residence in the 5600 block of Triangle Lane in Marbury for the report of a man with a gun. Investigation revealed William Pedro Henson, 42, of Marbury asked the resident, a 39-year-old man, to drive him to the store but the victim did not comply. An argument ensued and Henson left the residence. Henson returned shortly thereafter with a shotgun and threatened the victim. Henson was charged with First Degree Assault and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Officer D. Sylvestre investigated.

STRONG ARMED ROBBERY: On March 19 at 9:36 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the corner of Lomax Drive and Bannister Circle in Waldorf for the armed robbery report. Investigation revealed a 16-year-old La Plata girl was at a residence in the 4400 block of Quillen Circle in Bannister when one suspect took her purse and threw it to another suspect who stole money from the purse, then returned the purse to the girl. The girl then fled the residence. The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall. He weighs 200 pounds and has a dark complexion. The other suspect is described as a white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall. She weighs 150 pounds and has red hair. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer F. Tona is investigating.

FLEEING AND ELUDING: On March 19 at 7:32 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers received a lookout for a white Mazda whose occupants had just committed thefts at Office Depot, Burlington Coat Factory and Modell's Sporting Goods in Waldorf. The vehicle was reported stolen in Prince George's County. Officer R. Gottschall located the vehicle several minutes later near the Festival Shopping Center on Berry Road in Waldorf. Officer Gottschall attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver continued westbound on Berry Road. Officers deployed stop sticks on Berry Road at Middletown Road. The suspect vehicle struck them but continued with a flat tire. Another officer deployed stop sticks at Bunker Hill Road. The vehicle struck the stop sticks and continued westbound on Berry Road. Another officer deployed a third set of stop sticks on Berry Road at the Prince George's County line. The vehicle struck the stop sticks and continued onto Indian Head Highway driving on its rims. Officers surrounded the vehicle, which eventually stopped on Indian Head Highway near Accokeek Road in Prince George's County. The passenger, Cory Glenn Lott, 41, of Largo, opened his door and attempted to flee. When officers attempted to arrest Lott, the driver, Joanne Denise Waters, 42, of Landover, exited the vehicle from the passenger's side. Lott and Waters both resisted arrest but were quickly taken into custody. They were found to be in possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. They were charged with Resisting Arrest, two counts of Theft More Than $500, two counts of Theft Less Than $500, Possession of Crack Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additionally, Waters was charged with numerous traffic charges and Lott was charged with Second Degree Assault. They are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before the District Court Commissioner.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On March 18 at 11:07 p.m., Cpl. C. Schmidt conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Expedition on Billingsley Road near Brookwood Drive in White Plains. As Cpl. Schmidt approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a large quantity of marijuana and packaging materials. The driver, Jerome Antonio Smith, Jr., 18, of Waldorf, and the two passengers, Quinnell Lee Booth, 24, of Waldorf and Damone Albert Proctor, 20, of La Plata, were charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Proctor was also in possession of a knife and was charged with Carrying a Weapon. They are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before the District Court Commissioner.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On March 17 at 12:24 p.m., Officer C. Spaulding observed a man throw trash in the parking lot of Collier's Sunoco at 6530 Crain Highway in La Plata. Officer Spaulding ordered the man, who was identified as Steven Allen Bracey, 19, of La Plata, to pick up the trash. Bracey began to act disorderly. Officer Spaulding attempted to detain Bracey, but Bracey became violent and began to fight Officer Spaulding and a second officer who arrived on the scene. Officer Spaulding attempted to arrest Bracey but Bracey resisted. He was subdued shortly thereafter and charged with Resisting Arrest, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Disorderly Conduct and Littering. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

FLEEING AND ELUDING: On March 16 at 2:08 p.m., Officer D. Walker was traveling southbound on Crain Highway in the left lane near Washington Avenue in White Plains when the driver of a 1993 Ford Crown Victoria in the far right lane swerved into Officer Walker's lane to turn left onto Washington Avenue, nearly striking Officer Walker's cruiser. Officer Walker conducted a traffic stop and, as he approached the vehicle, the driver fled in the vehicle onto Washington Avenue. Officer Walker pursued the vehicle and the driver stopped near Kline Drive shortly thereafter. The driver exited the vehicle but when Officer Walker ordered him to the ground, he complied. Officer Walker then placed the man under arrest. The man was identified as Joseph Michael Arnold, 22, of Mechanicsville and was found to be intoxicated and in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Arnold was charged with Fleeing and Eluding, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on a Revoked License and Privilege, Driving Wrong Direction on One Way Road and Unsafe Lane Change. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.


Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

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