Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (May 01, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ASSAULT: On April 30 at 1:44 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Empress Place in Bryans Road for a citizen’s report of unknown trouble. Investigation revealed Paul Daniel Panholzer, 24, of Mechanicsville and the victim, a 25-year-old Bryans Road man, were attending a party when Panholzer approached the victim and began a fight. Panholzer retrieved a knife from his truck, cut the victim and chased him with the knife before fleeing the scene in his truck. Officers arrived on the scene and broadcast a lookout for Panholzer. Officer R. Cuyler observed the Panholzer’s truck traveling on Route 228 near Western Parkway in Waldorf and conducted a stop. Panholzer was arrested without incident. Panholzer and the victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Panholzer was charged with first-degree assault and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

THEFT/POLICE PURSUIT: On April 29 at 9:45 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the CVS located at 6260 Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of a shoplifting. A lookout for the suspects’ vehicle, a Good Humor ice cream truck, was broadcast. Officer D. Benthin located the vehicle traveling north in the 2800 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. He conducted a traffic stop but after stopping, the suspects sped northbound on Crain Highway and failed to stop for officers. As officers pursued the suspects’ vehicle, it struck a Chevrolet Avalanche. Officers quickly apprehended the occupants of the ice cream truck in the vehicle and identified them as Wesley Leon Jumper, 36, of Washington, D.C., and Shawn Carnell Stewart, 36, of Capitol Heights. The driver of the Avalanche, Edward Patrick Malloy, 54, of Temple Hills, and his passengers, William Paul Washington, Jr., 65, of Temple Hills and Ricardo Walter Alexander, 27, of Washington, D.C., sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash and were transported by ambulance to Civista Medical Center for treatment. Jumper and Stewart refused medical treatment and were charged with theft valued at more than $500. Stewart, who was driving the ice cream truck, was also charged with reckless driving, aggressive driving and fleeing and eluding police. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. Inside the truck, officers found more than $500 of toiletries that had been stolen from the CVS. Officer C. Stufft investigated.

FUGITIVE ARRESTED: On April 29, the United State Marshal’s Service located and arrested Kevin Edward Barnes, 39, in Winchester, Va. Barnes had been wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office since October 2007 for assaulting officers during a police pursuit, child support violations and failing to appear in court for a second-degree assault charge. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Sheriff’s Office and the Marshal’s Service and began after the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip through Charles County Crime Solvers. Barnes has been returned to Charles County has was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending a court appearance.

HANDGUN VIOLATION: On April 25 at 4:22 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Office J. Dodge was patrolling the parking lot of the Dash-In located at 2007 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf when he observed Jarvis Jermaine Callicutt, 22, of Nashville, Tenn., exit the store with a handgun in a holster clipped to his belt. Officers stopped Callicutt and determined he had a Tennessee handgun permit that had been revoked. He was arrested for the handgun violation. A subsequent search of his vehicle revealed he and a passenger in the car, Jermie Edward Reese, 22, of Fort Washington, were in possession of marijuana in a sufficient quantity to indicate the intent to distribute. Callicutt and Reese were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Callicutt was also charged with possession of a handgun. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. Officer S. Duley investigated.

FUGITIVE ARRESTED: On April 10, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information indicating Bessie Jean Wilhoit, 53, who was wanted for felony theft, was living in Key West, Fla. The Sheriff’s Office contacted the Key West Police Department and officers there located Wilhoit at her residence and arrested her without incident. She was held at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center until April 24, when members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit responded there and extradited her back to Maryland. She is being held at the Charles County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

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