LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: Sometime between 11 p.m. July 28 and 5:50 a.m. July 29, suspect(s) slashed three tires on a vehicle parked in the 11300 block of Golden Eagle Place in Waldorf. The damage to the vehicle was valued at less than $500. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer G. Barnhart is investigating.
DUI ARRESTS AT CHECKPOINT: The Charles County Sheriffs Office arrested two intoxicated drivers, Gary Victor Warner, 36, of Bryans Road and James Patrick Carroll, 43, of Jessup, during a sobriety checkpoint conducted July 28. Thirteen officers participated in the checkpoint and 1,375 vehicles passed through it. One driver was cited for driving with a suspended license. The Maryland State Police assisted during the checkpoint by providing a trooper to administer breath tests to the two intoxicated drivers.
ASSAULT: On August 2 at 12:58 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer D. Major conducted a traffic stop on a Honda in the 3000 block of Route 301 in Waldorf for displaying expired tags. While Officer Major was speaking with the driver, the driver suddenly sped away and one of the Hondas rear tires ran over the officers feet. Officer Major returned to his police cruiser and pursued the Honda for a short distance until the driver exited the vehicle and fled into the woods. Officer Major then pursued the driver on foot and apprehended him. The driver struggled briefly but was ultimately arrested. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed two 9mm live rounds and marijuana. The accused, Dion Lamont Johnson, 37, of Waldorf, had an expired Washington, D.C., drivers license. Johnson was charged with reckless endangerment, first-degree assault, assaulting a police officer, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, failure to stop for a police officer, driving without a license and fleeing and eluding. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
ASSAULT: On August 1 at 10:29 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 6400 block of Michele Court in Bryans Road for the report that two teens were fighting and one had a knife. Investigation revealed a 17-year-old boy brandished a knife and threatened to cut a 15-year-old boy. The suspect fled the scene with the knife and Officer K. Lerch located and arrested him on South Hampton Drive near Route 210. The suspect was charged as an adult with first-degree assault and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. His name is not being released to protect the identity of the victim, whom he lives with.