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Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 30, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department released the following incident and arrest reports.

ASSAULT: On Jan. 26 at 5:33 p.m., a 16-year-old Bryans Road girl was brought by a family member to the Indian Head District Station located at 4401 Indian Head Highway because the girl was making threats of arson toward another family member. When Officer S. Hawkins responded to the parking lot of the District Station to speak with the girl, she struck him. After a brief struggle, Officer Hawkins charged her with assaulting a police officer and two counts of making threats of arson. She was released back to her guardian.

ASSAULT: On Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Kelly Green Place in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress involving an armed person. Upon arrival, Cpl. T. Lee confronted Keith Alan Younger, 41, of Waldorf, who aggressively advanced toward the officer. Younger refused to comply with the officer’s orders and resisted arrest. Cpl. Lee deployed his taser, immediately immobilizing Younger. Younger was arrested and charged with assault and resisting arrest. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Jan. 25 at 10 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer S. Miller was attempting to locate a vehicle that fled during an earlier traffic stop when he stopped another vehicle on Linkin’s Road in Indian Head. Although the vehicle and its occupants were not involved in the previous incident, one of the passengers, Roy Wayne Boothe, 32, of Waldorf, was found to be in possession of marijuana valued at $300. Boothe was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Jan. 29 at 11:38 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2600 block of Lubbock Place in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a 25-year-old Waldorf woman was attempting to deliver food to a residence when she was approached by two male suspects who brandished a gun and demanded money and the food. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area but the suspects were not located. The suspects may have fled in a small black passenger car. 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. Officers J. Timko and B. Virts are investigating.

FLEEING AND ELUDING: On Jan. 29 at 1:51 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Cpl. S. Brown observed a Chevrolet Celebrity displaying multi-purpose vehicle tags turn from Route 228 onto Festival Way in Waldorf and attempted to stop it. The driver fled back onto Route 228. Cpl. Brown pursued the vehicle until it turned and began traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Route 228. After discontinuing the pursuit, Cpl. Brown observed the vehicle turn onto Leyton Court. Shortly thereafter, he saw it had been abandoned by the driver in front of a residence in the 2300 block. Officers searched the area but the driver was not located. About an hour later, officers responded to Ashford Circle in Waldorf after a citizen reported someone was knocking on his door. Officers arrived and found Joseph Francis Gross, 42, of Port Republic at the residence and Cpl. Brown identified him as the driver of the Chevrolet Celebrity. Gross was arrested and charged with negligent driving, fleeing and eluding, speeding, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving while suspended, driving an unregistered motor vehicle on the roadway, displaying expired tags, displaying tags issued to another vehicle and other related traffic violations. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

HANDGUN POSSESSION: On Jan. 29 at 12:36 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer J. Garner stopped a Jeep on Route 210 near Metropolitan Church Road in Indian Head. Investigation revealed the driver, Jasper Maurice Warren, 25, of Indian Head, was in possession of a loaded handgun and cocaine. Warren was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun and possession of cocaine. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

HANDGUN POSSESSION: On Jan. 28 at 2:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a man in the vehicle. The investigation revealed the man was in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun. Darrell Lee Carpenter, 61, of Richmond, Va., 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. Officers D. Sauve and R. Johnson investigated.

SHOOTING: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman involved in a shooting and apparent suicide as Tora Lynn Coates, 38, who lived at the residence in the 5800 block of Opaleye Court in Waldorf where the shootings occurred.

The investigation began on Jan. 27 at 12:30 p.m. when Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the residence for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 45-year-old man who also lives at the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he is said to be in critical condition. Officers also discovered Coates with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The circumstances regarding the shooting remain under investigation, however it appears Coates shot the man and then shot herself.

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