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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 11, 2007) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Oct. 9 at 8:48 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a 34-year-old Waldorf man was walking on Marsh Hawk Drive near Golden Eagle Place in Waldorf when a male suspect approached him and brandished a gun. The suspect demanded the victim’s money, wallet and jewelry. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene. Officers and a K9 team searched the area but the suspect was not located. The suspect is described as a light-complexioned black male between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a blue baseball hat with gray and silver graphics, a dark-colored sweatshirt jacket and camouflage shorts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer J. Alpert is investigating.

ACCIDENTAL INJURY: On Oct. 9 at 12:15 a.m., Olaniyi Olaoye Olasehinde, 40, of Waldorf was cleaning his revolver when he accidentally shot himself in the leg. Family members transported him to Fort Washington Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the hospital to investigate the shooting and discovered Olasehinde was wanted for second-degree assault. He was subsequently arrested and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer W. Halt investigated.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 8 at 12:44 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 5300 block of Lily Court in La Plata for the report of a possible fight. Investigation revealed the accused, a 24-year-old Brandywine man, attempted to forcibly enter a La Plata man’s residence because the accused’s estranged girlfriend was there. When the victim confronted the accused, the accused punched the victim and then fled the scene on a bicycle. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area. Cpl. C. Roberts and his K9 partner, Karr, found the accused hiding behind a barn and apprehended him. Further investigation revealed the woman had obtained a protective order against the accused. He was charged with attempted first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and violating a protective order. Smith was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The name of the accused is not being released to protect the identities of the victims. Officer K. Burger investigated.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 7 at 1:40 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 100 block of Jameson Court in Indian Head for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed the victim’s estranged boyfriend, a 28-year-old Indian Head man, forcibly entered her home and then fled on foot. Officers located the suspect on Prospect Avenue and apprehended him after a brief struggle. He was charged with first-degree burglary and destruction of property valued at less than $500, and was also served warrants for child support, second-degree assault and trespassing. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The name of the suspect is not being released to protect the victim’s identity. Officer K. Lerch investigated.

ASSAULT: On Oct. 7 at 1:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the Elk’s Lodge located at 12445 Rock Point Road in Newburg for the report of an assault. The victim was reported to be unconscious and unresponsive. As officers arrived, Emergency Medical Services personnel were preparing to transport the victim, a 19-year-old La Plata man, to the MedStar Unit at Washington Hospital Center. A lookout was broadcast for the suspect and Maryland State Police troopers located him at a nearby liquor store and he was arrested. Investigation revealed the men were fighting over a woman. When the victim fell to the ground unconscious, the suspect continued to kick him in the head. The suspect, Christopher Lee Brown, 26, of La Plata, was charged with first- and second-degree assault. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The victim was flown to the hospital by a Maryland State Police helicopter and was treated for head trauma. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. Officer M. Burrows investigated.

ATTEMPTED CARJACKING: On Oct. 6 at 2:45 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 7-11 located at 3395 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the report of an attempted carjacking. Investigation revealed a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., man returned from the store to his truck in the parking lot and found a male suspect in the passenger seat brandishing a handgun. The suspect ordered the victim into the vehicle but the victim slammed the door and ran back into the store to call 9-1-1. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area but the suspect was not located. The suspect is described as a black male with corn row-styled hair and facial hair. He was wearing a black shirt. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer J. Foster is investigating.

ASSAULT: On Oct. 6 at 12:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 8700 block of Fenley Way in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed a 61-year-old Richmond, Va., man was in front of a residence on Fenley Way when a male suspect approached him, brandished what appeared to be a gun and pointed it at him. The suspect then fled the scene. Officers located the suspect, Frank Joseph Davis, 51, of Hughesville, on Captain Dement Drive near Bensville Road with a plastic lighter in the shape of a gun. Davis was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer S. Cartwright investigated.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Oct. 5 at 9:58 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Stoddard stopped a Chevrolet Cobalt for speeding on Route 210 near Matthews Road in Bryans Road. Sgt. Stoddard approached the vehicle and detected a strong odor of marijuana. A subsequent search of the driver and passenger revealed large amounts of money and heroin. A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, heroin, an Ecstasy pill and a knife. The driver, Felicia LaShawn Williams, 19, of Capitol Heights, was charged with possession of a concealed deadly weapon, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. The passenger, Edward Le Ross Jones, 19, of Bryans Road, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was also served with a warrant for failing to appear in court for a traffic citation. Williams and Jones were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer M. O’Shields investigated.

THEFT: On Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Kohls located 11120 Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed four men left the store with merchandise they had not paid for. They were detained by the store’s loss prevention personnel until officers arrived. The suspects, Rakesh Rahson Carswell, 26, of Capitol Heights, Shareese Carmella Mone, 38, of Temple Hills, Howard Andrew Ware, 21, of Baltimore City and Douglas McKinley Gillison, Jr., 22, of Temple Hills, were arrested without incident. They were charged with theft valued at more than $500 and were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

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