Serious Crimes in Charles County

CONCEALED HANDGUN: On June 26 at approximately 10 a.m., a citizen approached a Charles County Sheriff’s officer stopped at a traffic light on northbound Route 925 and advised a van that was traveling southbound on 925 and had made a left turn onto Leonardtown Road wasdriving erratically. The officer located the van traveling slowly in the right lane of Leonardtown Road near Pika Drive. The vehicle turned onto Post Office Road and struck the curb. The officer conducted a traffic stop. When he approached the vehicle, he saw the passengers — a 34-year-old Clinton woman and a 2-year-old Clinton boy—were not wearing seatbelts. The driver was identified as Jerry Lamoore, Jr., 68, of Upper Marlboro. Another officer arrived on the scene, determined Lamoore was intoxicated and placed him under arrest. During a subsequent search, officers discovered a loaded handgun concealed in a pocket in the driver’s side door. Lamoore was charged with carrying a concealed handgun, driving under the influence, negligent driving and failure to restrain an occupant under the age of 16 by a safety seat. Officer D. Snyder investigated.

ARMED ROBBERY: On June 25 at 2:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Walgreens located at 25 High Street in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the business and walked around checking the aisles for customers. The suspect went to the pharmacy counter, brandished a handgun and demanded drugs. The Pharmacist complied, giving the suspect Percocet, Oxycontin and Oxycodone. The suspect then fled the scene. Officers and a K9 unit check the area but were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as a white male, approximately 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and 150 pounds. He was wearing black pants, ball cap and gloves, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black and white bandana. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777. Officer C. Gass is investigating.

DRUG ARREST: On June 18 at 2:17 a.m., Officer D. Walker of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on Crain Highway near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf because the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Investigation revealed the driver, Vincent James Butler, Jr., 41, of Waldorf was intoxicated, was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and did not have a license. During his investigation, Officer Walker recovered approximately $7,000 worth of cocaine packaged for distribution. Butler was charged with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated by drugs and alcohol, possession of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, narcotic production equipment, driving without a license and failure to drive right of center. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

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