Charles County Sheriff's Reports

MEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has charged two men in connection with an assault at Benedict Marina in May.

Sheriff’s officers responded to Benedict Marina, located at 19311 Wilmott Drive in Benedict, for the report of a fight on May 21 at 12:31 a.m. Their initial investigation revealed three suspects assaulted a 34-year-old Calvert County man and fled the scene. The victim sustained facial injuries and was flown to Suburban Hospital by a Maryland State Police helicopter. The victim did not know the identity of the suspects and could not advise a motive for the attack.

As the investigation progressed, Officers D. Walker and C. Wimberly identified the suspects based on witness information. On June 9, they obtained criminal summonses for David Glenn Therres, Sr., 47, of Benedict, and his son, David Glenn Therres, Jr., 26, of Prince Frederick. The summonses charge both men with second degree assault. The third suspect was identified but was not charged.

The younger Therres was served his summons on June 13 and the senior Therres was served his on June 15. Both were released pending court appearances.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On June 14 at 2:46 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Billingsley Road near Cattle Place in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Tammy Jo-An Chaffee, 42, of Bryans Road was traveling west on Billingsley Road when the driver failed to properly negotiate a turn, overcorrected, crossed the center line and struck an embankment on the eastbound side of the road. Chaffee sustained incapacitating but non-life-threatening injuries and was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 2 to Prince George’s Hospital Center. Billingsley Road was closed for about an hour while the Sheriff’s Office investigated the crash. Officer R. Glover of the Traffic Operations Unit investigated.

DWI CRASH: On June 14 at 3:11 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2600 block of Pinewood Drive in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious man knocking on a citizen’s door. While responding to the residence, officers observed a 1992 Nissan coupe, which was off the roadway and had flipped onto its side. Officers found the driver of the vehicle, Amado Lujan Sanchez, 28, of no fixed address, and determined he was the person knocking on the citizen’s door. Investigation revealed Sanchez was driving the Nissan south on Pinewood Drive when he lost control and crashed into the brush on the side of the road, causing the vehicle to flip onto its side. He began knocking on the door after the crash. Officers determined Sanchez was intoxicated and did not have a driver’s license. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license. Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and conducted a check up but Sanchez was not transported to a hospital. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On May 28 at 12:54 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Poplar Hill Road near St. Peter’s Church Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed the driver of a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling north on Poplar Hill Road and swerved to avoid a deer. The Jetta left the roadway and struck brick pillars on the side of the road near the entrance of St. Peter’s Church. The driver, Manuel Edward Marlak, 18, of Benedict, and one of his passengers, Charles David Towers, 18, of Waldorf, were not injured. A second passenger, Chris Edward Hicks, 18, of Waldorf, sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Civista Medical Center. Officer R. Williams investigated the crash.

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