Charles County Sheriff's Reports: Fleeing Police, Stabbing - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports: Fleeing Police, Stabbing


LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

FLEEING POLICE: On Oct. 28 at 9:44 a.m., Officer Y. Austin of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle on Mattawoman-Beantown Road in Waldorf displaying tags issued to another vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver did not stop and fled into a driveway and across a field. Officer Austin broadcast a description of the vehicle to responding officers. Officer K. Evans observed the vehicle in the 3700 block of Leonardtown Road and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle fled into a parking lot, jumped a curb and exited onto Leonardtown Road. Cpl. K. Moody observed the vehicle traveling south on St. Charles Parkway and Cpl. D. Willis deployed stopsticks at the intersection of St. Charles Parkway and Post Office Road. The vehicle attempted to avoid striking the stopsticks, struck Cpl. Willis’ cruiser and fled to Copley Avenue. Sgt. P. Gregory deployed stopsticks at Copley Avenue and Barksdale Avenue. The suspect stopped his vehicle and was arrested. The suspect is identified as Davis Allen Hancock, 39, of Colonial Beach, Va. Hancock was charged with numerous traffic violations, including driving with a suspended license, and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner. Officer Y. Austin investigated.

STABBING: On Oct. 28 at 12:55 a.m., Officer E. Baker of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed a group fighting in the parking lot of Legends located at 1290 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. As officers dispersed the group, a woman approached Officer D. Sauve, reported her purse had been stolen and gave a description of the suspect and his vehicle. Officer Sauve observed the vehicle fleeing the parking lot and conducted a traffic stop. The woman’s purse was recovered and the suspect, James Emanuel Burch, 25, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with theft valued at less than $500. While officers were investigating the theft, another occupant of the vehicle, a 27-year-old Forestville man, was found to be suffering from a stab wound to his neck. The other occupants of the vehicle, who were not involved in the theft or the stabbing, had been attempting to transport the man to the hospital. Officers summoned an ambulance, which transported the victim to Prince George’s General Hospital, where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The victim had been involved in an altercation inside the night club but was ejected prior to the stabbing. Burch was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner. Officer D. Sauve is investigating.

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