LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE: On March 20 at 4 a.m., the Prince Georges County Police Department notified the Charles County Sheriffs Office of a stolen vehicle entering Charles County on Crain Highway in Waldorf. As officers responded to southbound Crain Highway in Waldorf, Officer J. Timko located the vehicle near Vernon Road. He attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled south. Other officers deployed stop sticks, which the suspect struck at Smallwood Drive and again at Billingsley Road. The driver slowed down near Demarr Road in White Plains and attempted to exit the vehicle while it was still moving. When the vehicle stopped, the driver exited through the passenger side window and a short foot chase ensued. Officer Timko and other officers who arrived on the scene apprehended the driver, Anthony Roman Butler, 45, of Washington, D.C., and the passenger, Lester Jackson, 49, of Riverdale, who remained at the vehicle. Butler and Jackson were arrested and charged with stolen motor vehicle, theft valued at more than $500, destruction of property valued at more than $500 and fourth-degree burglary. Butler was also charged with reckless driving, negligent driving, speeding, driving with an expired license and failure to stop at a red light. Jackson was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers discovered a device for smoking crack. Both men were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
DWI/FLEEING AND ELUDING: On March 20 at 1:07 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer C. Figgins observed a vehicle traveling 77 mph in a 50 mph zone on Route 6 in La Plata. Officer Figgins attempted to pull the vehicle over but the suspect refused to stop. The vehicle slowed down but maintained 45 mph and turned south onto Route 5 in St. Marys County. Officer Malletto of the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office assisted Officer Figgins in stopping the suspect at Route 5 and Mechanicsville Road. The suspect was identified as James Walter Barry Jr., 47, of Mechanicsville and investigation revealed he was intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, fleeing and eluding a uniformed officer and speeding. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On March 19 at 12:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Lamonts Place located at 4400 Livingston Road in Indian Head for the report of a fight. Investigation revealed a 48-year-old Waldorf man was assaulted by a man and two women and sometime during the altercation, the victims wallet and house and car keys went missing. The male suspect is described as a light-complexioned black male with facial hair. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and was wearing jeans and work boots. The women are described only as black. The victim sustained a minor injury that did not require medical treatment. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer S. Cartwright is investigating.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between 6 p.m. March 16 and 7 a.m. March 17, a suspect forced entry into the Marbury Post Office located at 4570 Bicknell Road and caused $300 worth of damage. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-743-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer M. Tyner is investigating.
THEFT: On March 16 at 2:26 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to JC Penney located at 11130 Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed a male suspect attempted to steal a pair of shoes but loss prevention officers stopped him after he exited the store. Domonic Jerai King, 27, of Waldorf was arrested and charged with theft valued at less than $100. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district commissioner. Officer R. Kimble investigated.
POSSESION OF COCAINE: On March 16 at 6:28 p.m., members of the Charles County Sheriffs Office Community Policing (COPS) Unit were conducting surveillance on McCoy Drive in Waldorf and observed several hand-to-hand drug deals occur. Daniel Tyrone Knott, 27, of Waldorf was seen selling drugs to individuals in two cars. Patrol officers responded to the area to stop Knott and the two vehicles involved in the drug transactions. Tyrone Lawrence Bryant, 22, of Waldorf, the occupant of one of the vehicles, attempted to flee on foot. When Officer C. Black apprehended him, a struggle ensued during which he attempted to take the officers handgun from its holster. Sgt. C. Stillwell intervened and placed the suspect in custody. A search subsequent to Bryants arrest revealed he was in possession of a large amount of cocaine and cash. He was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, resisting arrest, assault, attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Knott was also found to be in possession of cocaine. He was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Both were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Sgt. Stillwell injured his hand during the struggle with Bryant and was treated at Civista Medical Center. Officer T. Hemsley investigated.