LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 8, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ARMED ROBBERY: On Feb. 7 at 8:33 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the 2600 block of Lacrosse Place in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed a 24-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were approached by a male suspect who brandished a handgun and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspect fled the scene. Officers, including a K9 team, searched the area but the suspect was not located. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a black male between 16 and 24 years old. He is between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 and 175 pounds. He was wearing all black clothing, a hood and a ski mask over his face. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer R. Forbes is investigating.
TRESSPASSING: On Feb. 7 at 1:14 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs Sgt. J. Stoddard observed Suzanne Pleshette Tibbs, 35, of Indian Head enter the Indian Head Town Hall located at 4195 Indian Head Highway. Knowing Tibbs has been barred from the Town Hall on Jan. 7, Sgt. Stoddard arrested Tibbs without incident and charged her with trespassing. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center with a $2,500 bond.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK: On Feb. 7 at 4:34 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the parking lot of Keller Transportation, Inc., located at 4472 Gallant Green Road in Waldorf for the report of a pedestrian struck by a bus. Investigation revealed a 60-year-old Fort Washington man was walking across the parking lot while a bus was leaving a parking space. The driver of the bus and the man did not see each other and the man was struck by the side of the bus and knocked to the ground. The man was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Suburban Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Officer P. Alvarez investigated.
ASSAULT: On Feb. 7 at 12:37 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer M. Thompson attempted to stop an SUV on St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf but the driver fled to the 2600 block of Hamilton Place, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Officer Thompson continued the pursuit on foot and quickly apprehended the accused in a parking lot on Hamilton Place. The accused, Joseph Marvin Swann, 26, of no fixed address, attempted to strike Officer Thompson several times with his head and resisted arrest. After Swann was placed in Officer Thompsons cruiser, Swann kicked out the rear passenger window. Swann was charged with assaulting a police officer, destruction of property valued at more than $500, fleeing and eluding, driving while suspended and revoked and other related traffic charges. He was also served with outstanding warrants for assault and trespassing. Swann was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
ASSAULT: On Feb. 6 at 2:43 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the McDonalds located at 3150 Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of a fight. Upon arrival, officers discovered the suspects had fled the scene. Investigation revealed four male suspects approached a 16-year-old Forestville boy with whom they were involved in an on going feud and a fight ensued. The boy was transported to Fort Washington Medical Center, where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Officers found the suspects later in South Hampton, a neighborhood nearby. Kiayer Kenneth Chapman, 18, of Accokeek and Macon Leonard Ryland, 18, of Bryans Road were charged with first-degree assault and disorderly conduct. The other two accused were charged as juveniles and transported to the Cheltenham Youth Facility. Officer K. Lerch investigated.
FUGITIVE ARRESTED: On Feb. 6 at 11:05 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers received information regarding the whereabouts of Avery Dexter Posey, 44, of Indian Head who had outstanding warrants for failing to comply with a peace order and failing to appear in court. Officers located Posey on Davis Drive in Indian Head, arrested him without incident and served him the warrants. Posey was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer M. OShields investigated.