Charles County Sheriff's Detectives Find No Crime In Reported Abduction Attempt - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Detectives Find No Crime In Reported Abduction Attempt

An investigation by the Charles County Sheriff's Office into a reported abduction attempt has been solved after detectives discovered a misunderstanding occurred between the victims and the alleged suspects.

The investigation began March 28 after two Waldorf boys reported two men in a car had approached them while they were walking home from their bus stop in the 2300 block of Ashford Lane in Waldorf shortly before 4 p.m. The boys said the suspects ordered them into the car. The boys did not engage in conversation with the suspects and ran to their homes.

The Sheriff’s Office released information about the incident, a sketch of the suspect and photographs of a similar vehicle and the media reported the information to the public. An 18-year-old Waldorf man saw one of the reports and realized he was the person police were looking but the incident was a misunderstanding.

The man contacted the Sheriff’s Office and arranged the meet with detectives on March 31. During the interview, the man told detectives he was leaving Ashford Oaks after picking up a friend when saw the two boys fighting. The boys stopped fighting and started walking home in opposite directions. The man stopped the car alongside one of the boys to make sure he was okay and then turned around to check on the other boy.

Investigators knew the boys had been roughhousing when they got off the school bus but those details had not been released to the public. Information obtained during the detectives’ investigation corroborated the man’s version of events. Detectives have closed the case and are satisfied that there was no abduction attempted and that no other crime was committed.


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