LA PLATA, Md. (May 08, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON: On May 7 at 10 p.m., the Charles County Sheriffs Offices Tactical Response Squad was patrolling the bike path between Bluebird Drive and St. Patricks Drive in Waldorf when they observed a man who tried to hide from them in a ditch. The officers approached the man and discovered he was in possession of a knife with a blade between six and eight inches long. The man also had fraudulent identification. He was arrested and charged with having a concealed deadly weapon and fraudulent identification. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Cpl. J. Piazza investigated.
TRAFFIC FATALITY: On May 7 at 1:42 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Oaks Road near Tall Oaks Place in Charlotte Hall for the report of a motor vehicle crash. The investigation revealed Thomas Lawrence Morrison, 66, of La Plata was traveling east on Oaks Road when he failed to negotiate the sharp curve near Tall Oaks Place. His vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. An ambulance transported Morrison to Civista Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 2:54 p.m. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Officer R. Williams of the Traffic Operations Unit.
ASSAULT: On May 7 at 1:10 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Ryon Court in Waldorf for the report of a fight. While en route, officers observed a vehicle leaving the area and stopped it. Their investigation revealed the occupants of the car had forced entry into the residence and assaulted James Anthony Jackson, 25. They chased Jackson from the home into the woods, where they continued to assault him before fleeing in the vehicle stopped by officers. The accused were identified as Waldorf residents Chris Matthew Washington, 29, Tyian Rene Thomas, 23, Phillip Quincey Lewis, 25, and Calvin Cornelius Hall, Jr., 24, and Brandywine resident John Maurice Neale, Jr., 18. They were charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault and were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. Hall was also served five outstanding warrants for violation of probation, resisting arrest, drug possession and first-degree burglary charges. During the investigation, officers discovered Jackson had forced entry into a residence in the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf shortly after midnight May 7 and assaulted Hall. Jackson was then also arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault. He was being held at the Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officers T. Yates and R. Forbes investigated.
BURGLARY: On May 6 at 10:54 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Federal House Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Upon their arrival, the officers apprehended two teenage males exiting the back door of the residence. Officers determined the two teens, who are 16 and 17 years old and of Waldorf, forced entry into the home but did not steal any property. They were arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and were released to their parents. Officer J. Johnson investigated.
PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On May 6 at 10:24 p.m., Officer A. St. Germaine was investigating an assault at Master Suites located at 2228 Old Washington Road when he observed Stella Linda Holt, 27, of Waldorf, who he recognized as being wanted for her involvement in an armed robbery. Holt was arrested but after she was placed in the police cruiser, she became combative and kicked out the vehicles rear passenger side window. She was further restrained and transported to the Charles County Detention Center without further incident. She was served the warrant for three counts each of being an accessory and obstructing and hindering. She was also charged with destruction of property valued at more than $500 and was found to be wanted by the Maryland State Police in Leonardtown. She was being held at the Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.