LA PLATA, Md. (May 29, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG ARREST: On May 28 at 1:45 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Sgt. S. Myers was traveling north on Crain Highway near Turkey Hill Road when he observed a southbound motorcycle traveling about 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. Sgt. Myers advised officers of the violation and attempted to turn around and stop the motorcycle but it escaped. At 1:55 a.m. Officer J. McGuigan saw the motorcycle on Crain Highway near W.W. Industrial Road in La Plata. He attempted to stop it but the motorcycle sped away, exceeding 100 mph, and failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Crain Highway and Port Tobacco Road. The officer discontinued the pursuit. Shortly thereafter, Officer J. Clagett saw the motorcycle had crashed on Crain Highway near Fairgrounds Road but the driver had fled on foot. Officers searched for the driver but did not initially locate him. Before having the motorcycle towed from the scene, offices discovered cocaine and drug packaging material in a compartment on the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, Officer L. Payne and Officer M. DePaulo found the driver of the motorcycle walking on the railroad tracks near Glen Albin Road. The driver, who was uninjured, was identified as Alan Joseph Badeaux, Jr., 20, of La Plata. He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended, fleeing the scene of a property-damage crash, speeding, fleeing and eluding police and traffic offenses. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer McGuigan investigated.
THEFT: On May 27 at 1:17 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to the CVS located at 3855 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft. The investigation revealed Nyia Corlette Gore, 25, of Washington, D.C., stole merchandise from the store and fled in a gray sedan. A lookout for the vehicle was broadcast and Officer T. Yates observed it traveling on Old Bailey Court shortly thereafter. He stopped the vehicle and found Gore and the stolen merchandise inside. Gore was arrested and secured in the backseat of Officer Yates police cruiser. He left her there momentarily and Gore managed to escape the locked police cruiser. Once her escape was discovered, a lookout was broadcast for Gore and officers found her an hour-and-a-half later in a parking lot on St. Marks Drive. She had also managed to partially remove her handcuffs. She was charged with theft valued at less than $500 and second-degree escape. She is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
HATE CRIME: Sometime between 11 p.m. May 25 and 9:35 a.m. May 26, suspect(s) spray-painted racially-offensive words on the entrance sign, front doors, exit driveway?and a storm drain at?Henry E. Lackey High School located at 3000 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-743-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Officer J. Plunkett is investigating.
ARMED ROBBERY: The Charles County Sheriffs Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred sometime between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. May 25. The victim, a 14-year-old Bowie boy, was walking in the 2100 block of Crain Highway when two suspects approached him, initiated a conversation, brandished a handgun and stole his money and cell phone. The suspects then fled the scene. The victim crossed Route 301 and reported the incident to an off-duty Sheriffs officer working a part-time assignment at a nearby business. The suspects are described as black males in their early 20s. One of the suspects is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds, has hair styled in long dreadlocks and was wearing a? yellow shirt. The other suspect is 6 feet tall, weighs about 175 pounds, is dark complexioned, has hair styled in short dreadlocks and was wearing a white T-shirt and dark blue jeans. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriffs Office at 301-932-7777. Officer R. Gottschall is investigating.
ARMED ROBBERY: On May 25 at 7:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to Top Gun Automotive Center located at 2890 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed two men entered the business, punched the clerk, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money and the clerks cell phone. While officers were en route, police communications officers dispatched a lookout for the suspects, who were described as black males wearing all black clothing and last seen running into the Oak Manor subdivision on Route 925. Det. D. Gross responded to the neighborhood and observed two men matching the description of the suspects leave a residence and enter a vehicle. The vehicle left the neighborhood and officers stopped it and identified the occupants as Darrell Ivan Johnson, 28, of Waldorf and Darrell Jonathan Hawkins, Jr., 17, of Indian Head. After confirming that Johnson and Hawkins robbed Top Gun Automotive Center, officers arrested them. Det. Gross went to Johnsons residence the residence Johnson and Hawkins were seen leaving and found Phillip Morris Johnson, Jr., 32, of Waldorf, who he discovered was a co-conspirator in the robbery. Phillip Johnson was subsequently arrested. The three accused were each charged with armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, reckless endangerment and theft valued at less than $500 and are being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner. Hawkins, a juvenile, was charged as an adult. Det. Gross investigated.
Our officers are very successful catching these idiots committing robberies, said Sheriff Rex Coffey of the arrests. While some are apprehended when they commit the crime, many are arrested later by our detectives based on their investigation. In most cases, people are subjecting themselves to 20-year prison terms for a small amount of money we will get you.
ASSAULT: On May 25 at 6:36 p.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Robinson Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. The investigation revealed a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were involved in a domestic dispute when the woman retrieved a knife and stabbed the man in his side. The woman was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. The man was transported by ambulance to Civista Medical Center, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury. Officer L. Elliot investigated.?
BURGLARY: On May 25 at 5:05 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the Crain Highway and Hickory Lane in White Plains for a citizen's report of suspicious activity. A man had knocked on a citizen's door asking for gas. Officers arrived and found two subjects standing next to a disabled vehicle. They saw another man exit the woods near the Golf-a-Rama located at 5057 Crain Highway in White Plains. Officers searched the wooded area and found two gas cans filled with gas. Through their investigation, officers determined the person who exited the woods had stolen the gas cans from a shed on the Golf-a-Rama property. The man was identified as Derrick Jay Ford, 32, of Oxon Hill and was arrested. He was charged with fourth-degree burglary and theft valued at less than $500 and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer M. DePaulo investigated.
DRUG POSSESSION: On May 23 at 4:13 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer M. DePaulo was patrolling the 7900 block of Port Tobacco Road when he observed one vehicle drive behind a building, park beside another vehicle and shut off its headlights. Officer DePaulo approached the vehicles and smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. A subsequent search revealed Douglas Hamilton Dixon, 18, of Issue was in possession of marijuana and a smoking device. Dixon was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
POLICE PURSUIT: On May 22 at 11:18 p.m. Charles County Sheriffs Officer P. DeBoe attempted to stop a Mazda minivan in the 4300 block of Hawthorne Road in Indian Head for failing to stay in its lane. The driver of the minivan refused to stop until he reached the 5400 block of Stuckey Road, where he stopped the minivan and fled on foot. He was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. The driver was identified as Marvin Leo Carroll, 26, of Indian Head and officers determined he was intoxicated and did not have a drivers license. He was charged with fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, failure to stay within his lane and speeding. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.
PROTECTIVE ORDER VIOLATION: On May 19 at 9:22 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs officers responded to a residence in the 15600 block of Hens Rest Lane in Waldorf at the request of a 38-year-old woman to stand by while her former boyfriend, a 38-year-old man, retrieved his belongings from their residence. After officers arrived, they discovered a protective order had been issued against the man prohibiting him from contacting, abusing and harassing the woman and from coming to the residence without having law enforcement present. The woman advised the man had violated the protective order by contacting and harassing her via text-message and by arriving at the residence earlier and falsely reporting that police were outside. The man was arrested and charged with violating a protective order. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Officer G. Barnhart, Sr., investigated.