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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On April 24 at 2:06 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Leonardtown Road in front of Thomas Stone High School for the motor vehicle crash involving a Charles County school bus. Bus #14, driven by Delores Shugart Shelton, 55, of Waldorf, was attempting to turn left into Thomas Stone High School and failed to yield the right of way to a southbound 1993 Nissan Sentra driven by Christopher Edward Evans, 18, of Waldorf. The bus was not transporting passengers and no one was injured. Officer R. Glover of the Traffic Operations Unit investigated.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On April 21 at 3:37 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Cracklingtown Road and Logan Robey Place in Hughesville for the motor vehicle crash. A 1997 Toyota Celica driven by Gerald Thomas West, 19, of Waldorf was traveling north on Cracklingtown Road approaching Logan Robey Place. West lost control of his vehicle on the rain slicked road while attempting to round a turn and crossed the center line. The Toyota was struck in the driver’s door by a 2004 Dodge 1500 pick-up traveling south on Cracklingtown Road and driven by Elwin Lewis Kelly, 55, of Hughesville. West was transported to Civista Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Kelly was not injured. Officer R. Glover of the Traffic Operations Unit investigated.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On April 22 at 1:40 a.m., Officer R. Kimble conducted a traffic stop on Route 301 near Jefferson Farm Place in Waldorf. Investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, Kaneesha Lanie Coates, 28, of Bryans Road was in possession of marijuana. Coates was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On April 21 at 10:57 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 3700 block of Kempsford Field Place in Waldorf for the report of a breaking and entering. Investigation revealed the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Sam Alexander Swinton, 39, of Washington, D.C., came to the victim’s residence and when he was unable to gain entry to the residence fired two shots before fleeing the scene. Several minutes later, Officer J. Walter located Swinton and two other individuals. They were found to be in possession of a handgun and crack cocaine. Swinton was charged with attempted first degree burglary, reckless endangerment, possession of crack cocaine and handgun on a person. Kelvin Durrell Farley, 46, and Cornelius Brad Farley, 48, of Washington, D.C., were charged with possession of crack cocaine. They are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. The victim, a 37-year-old female, was not injured. Officer W. Saunders investigated.

ASSAULT: On April 21 at 10:17 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 3900 block of Wintergreen Place for the report of a fight in the roadway. Investigation revealed a group of suspects assaulted an 18-year-old Waldorf man and a 17-year-old Waldorf boy with baseball bats and a handgun during an altercation. One of the suspects fired the handgun but no one was injured by the shot. Both victims were transported to Prince George’s General Hospital with head injuries. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer G. Barnhart is investigating.

POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE: On April 18 at 7:30 p.m., Officer G. Barnhart and Cpl. R. Cuyler responded to Gillespie Circle in Waldorf for the citizen’s report of suspicious subjects and a suspicious vehicle. During the investigation, two subjects started to approach the vehicle and when they saw the officers they walked away. Officers saw one of them carrying a crack pipe and detained them. The officers identified them as Derrick Montez Hubbard, 39, of Waldorf and Kevin Joseph Wilson, 47, of Connecticut. Hubbard was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Wilson was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. They were arrested and are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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