Charles County Sheriff's Report

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Feb. 14 at 5:08 p.m., a 1993 Chevrolet driven by a 17-year-old Waldorf boy was traveling south on McDaniel Road near Middletown Road in Waldorf when the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The driver overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, which subsequently struck a tree. The driver sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown to a hospital for treatment. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Officer D. Sauve investigated.

ASSAULT: On Feb. 14 at 3:02 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Domino's Pizza at 2256 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an assault with a handgun. Investigation revealed Nicholas Paul Ellis, 17, of Waldorf entered the business and attempted to enter the employee work area but the door was locked. Ellis brandished a handgun and pointed it at the clerk, a 20-year-old Waldorf man, and ordered him to come outside. The clerk refused and Ellis, who is familiar with a female employee, left the area with several other males in a gray Cadillac. Officers located the vehicle shortly thereafter on St. Marks Drive near Huntington Woods Drive in Waldorf. They arrested Ellis and charged him as an adult with first-degree assault. Officer J. McKenzie investigated.

THEFT: On Feb. 11 at 3 p.m., Officer R. Kimble responded to Home Depot at 12050 Jefferson Farm Place in Waldorf for the theft report. Investigation revealed Theresa Lee Artz, 30, and Janet Lee Miller, 49, of Leonardtown stole items from the business and later attempted to return those items for cash. An employee recognized the accused and alerted a loss prevention officer, who detained the women until Officer Kimble's arrival. Artz and Miller were charged with theft less than $500 and were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

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