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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


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

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: On Jan. 28 at 2:45 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer D. Almassy observed a vehicle on Rock Point Road near Hemingley Place in Newburg traveling more than 85-mph in a 50-mph zone. Officer Almassy conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver, Samuel Henry Anderson, Jr., 41, of Newburg, was intoxicated. Further investigation revealed Anderson’s driving privileges were suspended and revoked. Anderson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, driving on a revoked license, speeding, reckless driving and negligent driving. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Jan. 26 at 5:40 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer C. Shaw was patrolling northbound Leonardtown Road in Bryantown when he observed a Maxima with improperly attached tags. Officer Shaw discovered the tag was stolen. He conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver, Matthew Andrew Hamrick, 21, of Greenville, N.C. A search subsequent to Hamrick’s arrest revealed he was in possession of a second set of stolen Maryland tags, a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officers also found a box in the trunk containing several one-gallon baggies containing a total of about three pounds of marijuana. The marijuana has a street value of approximately $13,000. Further investigation revealed Hamrick’s license was suspended and he was wanted in Anne Arundel County. Hamrick was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft valued at less than $100 and several traffic violations. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: On Jan. 22 at 2:15 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer D. Almassy observed a vehicle spinning tires in the parking lot of Maurice J. McDonough High School located at 7165 Marshall’s Corner Road in Pomfret. Officer Almassy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver did not stop. The driver stopped the vehicle at his residence in the 7300 block of Marshall’s Corner Road and Officer Almassy determined the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested and identified as James Thacher Bartlett, III, 19, of Pomfret. Bartlett was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding and spinning wheels. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

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