On Dec. 1 at 7:38 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Penny's Tavern at 4975 Hawthorne Road in Indian Head for a suspicious person report. Officers arrived and found Lawrence Lowell Muschette, 41, of La Plata, who had a warrant for unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft more than $500. Sgt. M. Harman, Officer M. Davidson, Officer M. O'Shields and Officer C. Caldwell attempted to arrest Muschette but he resisted. A brief struggle ensued, during which Muschette assaulted three of the officers. The officers subdued Muschette and placed him under arrest. A search revealed he was in possession of crack cocaine.
Muschette was charged with resisting arrest, two counts of second degree assault, possession of cocaine and malicious destruction of property. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. The officers sustained minor injuries.