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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.

POLICE PURSUIT: On May 13 at 2 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s office Cpl. M. Clark attempted to stop a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria displaying fraudulent and expired Washington, D.C. tags. The vehicle was traveling north on Route 301 in Waldorf and did not stop for the officer. The officer pursued the vehicle into Prince George’s County. He ended the pursuit on Branch Avenue near the beltway. The suspect vehicle continued on Branch Avenue and struck another vehicle at the intersection of Auth Road. The suspect driver, Hosea Antoine Pearson, 21, of Washington D.C. and one of his passengers, a 19-year-old Washington, D.C., boy, sustained serious injuries and were transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center. At least two other suspects fled from the suspect vehicle and were not located. The two occupants of the vehicle struck by the suspects were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating the crash. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fleeing and eluding that occurred in Charles County. No charges have been filed.

ASSAULT: On May 13 at 1:26 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer M. O’Shields and Officer W. Christian were working a part-time assignment at the AMC Loews St. Charles Towne Center movie theatre located at 11115 Mall Circle in Waldorf when they observed a domestic dispute occurring in a green sport-utility vehicle. During the officers’ investigation, Raymond L. Crowder, 47, of District Heights, who was involved in the dispute, became irate and was ordered by officers to return to his vehicle. He complied but exited the vehicle again shortly after, demanding to be arrested. Crowder pushed Officer O’Shields and was subsequently arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On May 12 at 11:54 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer J. Claggett, who was off-duty, observed fresh spray paint on a sign and then saw four young individuals walking nearby on Sassafrass Road in Waldorf. When he approached the group, three of them ran away. Officer Claggett found the remaining person had a bag filled with spray-paint cans. Investigation revealed the four juvenile suspects, ages 15-17, spray-painted generic words and symbols on two houses on Turtle Dove Place in Waldorf and three street signs and two mailboxes on Renner Road, also in Waldorf. Officer Claggett identified the four juveniles, who will each be charged with at least six counts of property destruction. Officers are investigating whether the juveniles are connected to other similar spray-paint incidents in the area.

ARMED ROBBERY: On May 10 at 10:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2300 block of Albany Way in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the victim, a 22-year-old Indian Head man, was getting into his car when he was approached by a male suspect who asked to use his phone. Once the victim gave the suspect his phone, the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s money and car keys. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene. The suspect is described as a black male and is approximately 20 years old. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, has a medium build and was wearing a green shirt and jeans. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

STABBING: On May 10 at 4:27 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Rock Court in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival officers discovered a 17-year-old Waldorf boy with a cut from a razor. He was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment and was in stable condition. The suspect had fled the scene. Detectives identified the suspect as Clifton Alexander Taylor Jr., 18, of Waldorf, who is an acquaintance of the victim’s. Detectives obtained a warrant for Taylor’s arrest and he turned himself in at the La Plata District Station on May 11 at 8:06 p.m. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. Det. J. Elliott investigated.

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