Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (April 7, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

HIT-AND-RUN CRASH: On April 6 at 11:11 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer S. Bryant responded to the 6200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a hit-and-run crash. Investigation revealed the victim, a 77-year-old Oxon Hill woman, and the suspect were driving north on Crain Highway when the suspect attempted to change lanes. The suspect’s vehicle struck the side of the victim’s vehicle and the suspect failed to stop. The victim followed the suspect to a parking lot, where the suspect left his vehicle and fled on foot. His vehicle rolled into a tree. The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his late 20s. He is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a thin build and brown hair. He was wearing a long-sleeve blue shirt and was last seen fleeing south on Crain Highway. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 301-932-7777 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

ASSAULT ON POLICE: On April 5 at 10:18 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 300 block of Munahan Circle in Indian Head after a Maryland State Police trooper signaled a request for emergency assistance. Officer M. Tyner arrived on the scene as the trooper was handcuffing a male on the ground. A group of people had gathered near the trooper and Officer Tyner ordered them to move but several of them refused. When Officer Tyner attempted to restrain Susan Ellen Henderson, 42, of Indian Head from interfering further with the trooper’s investigation, Henderson became combative and swung at the officer. Henderson continued to struggle with the officer and disobey the officer’s orders. The officer deployed a Taser and Henderson was arrested without further incident. Henderson was charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

ASSAULT/DRUG ARREST: On April 5 at 4:46 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers M. Smith and J. Kelly responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Bryan Court in Waldorf for the reported stabbing. The investigation revealed Matthew Charles Depompa, 50, of Waldorf and a 55-year-old Waldorf man were fighting when Depompa brandished a knife and threatened to kill the victim. A struggle ensued but no one was seriously injured. Officers discovered crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia at the scene. Depompa was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Officers also served Depompa with an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with auto theft, theft valued at more than $500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Depompa was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

SHOTS FIRED: On April 5 at 2:24 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Cpl. D. Byrd was patrolling the parking lot of Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway in Waldorf when a citizen told him a shooting had occurred about five minutes earlier. The shooting had not been reported to police. As additional officers responded to assist Cpl. Byrd, witnesses identified the suspect vehicle as a green Buick with tinted windows fleeing north on Route 301 at a high rate of speed. Several minutes later, Officer C. Gass observed the suspect vehicle speeding north on Route 5 into Prince George’s County. Officer Gass followed the vehicle and coordinated a traffic stop with troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack. The vehicle was stopped and during a subsequent search, officers found two handguns and a shell casing that matched additional shell casings other officers had recovered in the parking lot of Thai Seafood. The occupants of the vehicle — Joshua Akinyele Akinrelere, 19, of Lanham, Mikhail Antonio Constintin Phillips, 19, of Cheverly, Quinten Rockney Jackson, 18, of Upper Marlboro and Alonzo Leon Plowden II, 20, of Bladensburg — were arrested. Akinrelere and Plowden were charged with possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, reckless endangerment from a car, reckless endangerment, handgun possession, possessing a handgun in a vehicle and using a handgun in the commission of a felony or violent crime. Phillips and Jackson were charged with handgun possession and possessing a handgun in a vehicle. The four accused were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. A victim of the shooting was not located and all area hospitals were notified of the report. Officer M. Hancock is investigating.

ASSAULT ON POLICE: On April 4 about 9:30 a.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Judicial Services Section responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for an eviction. The Sheriff’s Office had received information earlier that the tenant, Dashanna Katrice Washington, 21, was refusing to be evicted and was wanted. When officers arrived, three males in the residence told officers Washington was not home but during a search of the apartment, officers found Washington hiding in a bedroom closet. She refused to exit the closet and became combative with Lt. K. Hense and Sgt. P. Willis. She kicked, punched and struck the officers several times, causing them minor injuries. After a brief struggle, she was arrested and charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest. She was also served with a warrant for failing to appear in court for a theft charge. She was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The other three occupants of the apartment were issued no-trespassing orders. Officer D. Sylvestre investigated.

FUGITIVE ARREST: On March 28, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department that Nicholas Martel McGinnie, 20, of Waldorf, had been arrested in their jurisdiction for trespassing and a handgun violation. McGinnie is wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, theft valued at less than $500, conspiracy to commit robbery and failing to appear in court on drug and theft charges. McGinnie will be brought back to Charles County by officers assigned to the Warrant/Fugitive Unit.

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