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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.

PARTIAL BUILDING COLLAPSE: On May 16 at 5:46 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers and fire departments responded to the Indian Head District Station located at 4401 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head for the report of a roof collapse. The building, which was occupied by a station clerk, was evacuated and a building inspector was called to the scene. Inspectors concluded the roof collapsed under a pool of water caused by the storm occurring at the time that brought heavy rain to the area. The back of the building was damaged. The part of the building utilized by the Sheriff’s Office was not damaged and all personnel were allowed to return to the building after the inspection.

ARMED ROBBERY: On May 16 at 1:05 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the Prescription Shop located at 11355 Pembrooke Square in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a male suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun and announced a robbery. He stole money and several bottles of OxyContin and Percocet and fled the scene. He is described as a skinny white male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing dark clothing. He may have fled in a gray sport-utility vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. J. Elliott at 301-609-6515 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the supsect. All callers remain anonymous.

ASSAULT: On May 15 at 10:51 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Greenville Drive in Bryans Road for the report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed the victim — a 17-year-old boy — and a 46-year-old man were arguing when the man threatened the victim and then cut the victim with a kitchen knife. The man, whose name is not being released to protect the identity of the victim, was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center on a $7,500 bond. The victim’s injuries were minor. He was treated by emergency medical services personnel on the scene. Officer J. Garner investigated.

SHOTS FIRED: On May 15 at 6:27 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 12200 block of Kings Farm Road in Newburg for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers determined the suspect, Joseph Anthony Holton, Jr., 72, who resides at the residence, fired a shotgun toward a 29-year-old woman, a 26-year-old woman and six children ranging in ages from 21 months to 8 years who were playing in a nearby yard. No one was injured. The suspect fled the area in a tan 1995 Lincoln Town Car. Officers identified Holton as the supsect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. They located him May 16 at 2:32 p.m. at his residence. He was charged with eight counts of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. The incident occurred during a dispute between Holton and another man about the other man being on Holton’s property. Officer W. Saunders investigated.

ARMED ROBBERY: On May 15 at 1:32 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Moreland’s Country Store located at 14950 Woodville Road in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the store wearing a mask and brandished a handgun. He struck a 47-year-old Waldorf female employee in the head with the gun, stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot toward Young Road, where he entered an older-model green vehicle believed to be a Pontiac. The victim’s injuries were minor and she was treated on the scene. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit and the Crime Lab responded to the scene to investigate. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Det. K. Keelan at 301-609-6509 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

RESISTING ARREST: On May 13 at 1:52 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Secrets Restaurant and Lounge located at 63 Glymont Road in Indian Head for the report of a fight. One of the suspects, Christopher Michael Yates, 26, of Pomfret, refused to leave the premises. As officers attempted to arrest Yates, Charity Marie Fuchs, 23, of Marbury hindered their efforts. In an attempt to gain control of the situation and to prevent others from being injured, Cpl. C. Roberts pepper-sprayed Fuchs and Officer J. McGuigan deployed his taser to immobilize Yates. Another customer, Tracy Wayne Tayman, 46, of La Plata, became disorderly and officers arrested him without further incident. Yates, Fuchs and Tayman were charged with disorderly conduct. Fuchs was also charged with failure to obey a lawful order and Tayman was also charged with giving a false statement to a police officer and obstruction of justice. They were transported to the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

ASSAULT: On May 11 at 7 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf for the report of a domestic assault with a weapon. Investigation revealed a 23-year-old woman attempted to stab a 35-year-old man with a kitchen knife. The victim managed to wrestle the knife away from the woman without injury. The woman was arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center, where she was being held pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer R. Kimble investigated.

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