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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.

ASSAULT: On Aug. 13 at 4:57 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a male suspect with a gun attempting to enter a residence in the 7000 block of Heather Drive in Bryans Road. A lookout was broadcast for a white Toyota Avalon occupied by four male suspects. Cpl. T. Huntt was responding to the call when he spotted the Avalon and stopped it at Blackfoot and Bucknell Road. Investigation revealed the driver, Damian Brent Wilson, 19, of Waldorf, had a suspended license and was wanted for failing to appear for a theft charge. Further investigation revealed one of the passengers, James Maurice Henry, Jr., 17, of Upper Marlboro, was the suspect with the gun, which he had thrown from the car after fleeing the residence. Officers recovered the loaded gun in the 3000 block of Marshall Hall Road. Henry was charged as an adult with first-degree assault, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, possession of a handgun in a vehicle and possession of a concealed deadly weapon. The incident was the result of an argument between Henry and a 19-year-old man at the residence. Henry and Wilson were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Aug. 13 at 1:51 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers were patrolling the parking lot of Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway in Waldorf when they discovered marijuana on the ground next to a parked silver Honda Accord and in plain view inside the vehicle. When four individuals returned to the vehicle, officers detained them. Investigation revealed the marijuana belonged to the driver and owner of the vehicle, James Ellwood Gilbert, III, 18, of Laurel. Officers arrested Gilbert and released the others. Gilbert was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Cpl. D. Byrd investigated.

FIGHT: On Aug. 12 at 1:50 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a large fight in the 3700 block of Livingston Road in Indian Head. Investigation revealed the suspects returned to the party after an earlier altercation and a fight broke out in which multiple victims were assaulted and vehicles were damaged. Upon the officers’ arrival, several suspects fled into the woods and others were apprehended. Three of the victims were treated on the scene by Emergency Medical Services personnel and two were treated at Prince George’s Hospital Center and released. Jason Darren Hagens, 22, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer. Levy Campos, 19, was charged with second-degree assault and obstructing and hindering. Anthony Albert Hutchins, 18 and Franklin Cirero Bryant, III, 19, were charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing and hindering. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Two Indian Head boys, ages 14 and 15, and a 17-year-old Clinton boy were also charged in connection with the fight, and were released to their parents. Officer M. Tyner investigated.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Aug.12 at 1:32 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers were patrolling the parking lot of Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway in Waldorf when they discovered a bag of marijuana in plain view inside a parked Dodge Caliber. Officers approached four individuals who later returned to the vehicle. When one of the individuals opened the driver’s side door, officers observed another bag of marijuana near the driver’s seat and loose tobacco on the lap of a passenger. All four occupants of the vehicle were subsequently arrested. Samual Joshua Page, 18, of District Heights, Eric Jerome Murray, 20, of Forestville, Marcus Lasalle Walls, 20, of Camp Springs and Ishmael Serry Sesay, 18 of Bowie were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

After officers left the scene, Officers R. Kimble and P. Sady observed two females fighting in an adjacent parking lot. The officers attempted to separate them when a third female interfered. When Officer R. Garrett attempted to intervene, the third female resisted, struck Officer Garrett and was subsequently arrested. After the first two females were arrested, a fourth female attempted to take one of their cell phones. She did not comply with officer’s orders to stop and was arrested. She resisted arrest and kicked one of the officers. Two Charles County girls, ages 14 and 17, and two 15-year-old Prince George’s County girls were charged with disorderly conduct, hindering, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer and were released to their guardians.

CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON: On Aug. 11 at 3:15 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Sgt. G. Draheim located a suspicious person standing in the Plaza Shopping Center in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. When the officer asked if the person, identified as Matthew William Goldsborough, 26, of Waldorf, had any weapons, Goldsborough put his hands in his pockets and denied having a weapon. Sgt. Draheim grabbed Goldsborough’s hands, removed them from the pockets and dislodged a folding knife Goldsborough had in his grasp. A subsequent search revealed Goldsborough also had brass knuckles in his back pocket. Goldsborough was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer P. Hood handled the arrest.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Aug. 11 at 1:53 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers were patrolling the parking lot of Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway in Waldorf when they discovered a bag of marijuana in plain view inside a parked vehicle. Later, when six individuals returned to the vehicle, officers detained them and found additional marijuana throughout the vehicle. Earnest Bowman, 18, of Washington, D.C., and five Washington, D.C., boys ages 16-17 were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and giving a false statement to a police officer. Bowman was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The juveniles were released to their parents. Officer S. Fulton investigated.

HATE CRIME: Sometime between July 1 and Aug. 10, suspect(s) spray-painted “white KKK” on a truck cap in the 12100 block of Doctor Edlen Road in La Plata. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer R. Bagley is investigating.

POSSESSION OF HANDGUN: On Aug. 10 at 6:15 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the Waldorf Motel located at 2125 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed fugitive in one of the rooms. When an officer knocked at the door of the room, a man answered and identified himself as the wanted suspect, William James Rivers, Jr., 50, of Ft. Washington. Officers took Rivers into Custody. The officers smelled burnt marijuana and during a subsequent search of the room, they discovered marijuana and a loaded handgun. Rivers was charged with carrying a weapon and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Rivers was wanted in Prince George’s County for assault and will be charged accordingly pending his release. Officer P. Sady investigated.

THEFT: Sometime between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 9, suspect(s) stole a pink and white “Welcome Home Baby Paula” banner from the front yard of a residence in the 8900 block of Hawthorne Road in La Plata. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer J. Claggett of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

THEFT: Sometime between 7:30 a.m. Aug. 8 and 5 p.m. Aug. 9, suspect(s) broke into Youngs Auto Body located at 3244 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf and stole several pieces of painting equipment. On Aug. 13, employees arrived and discovered the lock on the main gate had been cut and several windows were broken. The estimated cost of damages and stolen property is $17,000. 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. Officer C. Wimberly is investigating.

POLICE PURSUIT: On Aug. 9 at 1:57 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer A. Celia attempted to stop a white Oldsmobile Cutlass in the parking lot of Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf because the tags displayed were issued to a 1994 Ford. The driver fled to Bannister Circle and stopped suddenly on Newman Circle, where the driver and two passengers fled on foot. Officers apprehended one of the passengers and later released him. The identity of the driver is under investigation. Anyone with 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.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: On Aug. 8 at 10:08 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 10 block of Dale Drive in Indian Head for a citizen’s report of a group of men bringing stolen motorcycles into the house. Upon arrival, officers observed a yellow Suzuki motorcycle with Iowa tags and a damaged ignition parked on the sidewalk in front of the residence. When officers inquired about the motorcycle, the four people at the residence were uncooperative. None of them owned the motorcycle. During the investigation, two glass bottles were thrown at police cruisers from an unknown direction. Additional officers then responded to assist. Marvin Leo Carroll, 25, of Indian Head was at another residence and walked over to the scene during the police investigation. Officers ordered him to leave but he became disorderly and refused. Carroll was arrested and charged with failure to obey lawful order. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officers verified the motorcycle had been stolen in Waldorf on July 12. The Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for Nate Ellsworth Proctor, 24, of Indian Head, one of the four people at the residence, and arrested him on Aug. 9 at 10:08 p.m. at the residence. Proctor was charged with second-degree assault, theft valued at more than $500 and malicious destruction of property valued at more than $500. Cpl. J. Hebb is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 2:15 a.m. Aug. 7and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8, suspect(s) forced entry into the Bunker Hill Inn located at 9800 Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf and stole 20 bottles of liquor, several cartons of cigarettes and two boxes of cigars and fled the scene. The estimated value of the stolen merchandise is $900. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer K. Burger is investigating.

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