Charles County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (June 10, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

STABBING: On June 8 at 11:25 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Hope Circle in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 27-year-old man at the residence with a stab wound. The investigation revealed the man stepped outside his residence and was assaulted by three suspects described only as younger black males. During the assault, he was stabbed in his lower body. He returned to the residence and sought help from a woman inside. He was treated on the scene by emergency medical services personnel and then flown by a U.S. Park Police helicopter to the MedStar Unit at Washington Hospital Center. 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. Officer J. A. Riffle is investigating.

STRONG-ARM ROBBERY ATTEMPT: On June 8 at 10:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a strong-arm robbery attempt that occurred in the 2500 block of Lisa Drive in Waldorf. The investigation revealed a 48-year-old man was walking on Lisa Drive toward Pinefield Road when he was approached by two suspects who attempted to sell him crack cocaine. When the victim refused to purchase the drugs, the suspects demanded his money. One of the suspects assaulted the victim and then both suspects attempted to reach into his pants pockets. The victim struggled with the suspects and managed to escape before any property was stolen. Both suspects are described as men between the ages of 18 and 20. One of the suspects is black, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 230 pounds and was wearing shorts and a black tank-top. The other suspect is white, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 110 pounds and was wearing white shorts and a white tank-top. 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. Officer J. Long is investigating.

RESISTING ARREST: On June 8 at 9:40 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer M. Hancock stopped a vehicle on La Plata Road near Suffolk Drive in La Plata and discovered the driver, Earl Jerome Thomas, 67, of Bryantown, was intoxicated. When the officer attempted to arrest Thomas, Thomas resisted. Officer J. Foster had arrived on the scene to assist and deployed his Taser. Thomas was arrested without further incident. Thomas was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

DRUG POSSESSION: On June 7 at 12:45 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Stoddard was patrolling the parking lot of Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway in Waldorf when he observed a 17-year-old Landover girl smoking marijuana as she exited a vehicle. The girl was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. She was released to a relative.

WARRANT SERVICE: On June 6 at 4:56 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Cpl. D. Willis, PFC M. O’Shields and Officer M. Beall responded to an apartment in the 5300 block of Masons Spring Road in Indian Head in an attempt to locate Rayvon Anthony Walls, 18, of Indian Head. Walls was wanted for failing to appear in court on a second-degree murder charge. Upon arrival, officers ordered Walls to exit the apartment but he refused. Officers entered the apartment and discovered Walls hiding in a crawl space behind a door. Walls resisted the officers’ efforts to take him into custody but the officers subdued and arrested him. Walls was served the warrant and was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On June 5 at 10:10 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 9200 block of Vermillion Court in La Plata for the report of an assault in progress. The investigation revealed a 37-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy who live there were arguing when man assaulted the boy and fled the scene. A witness advised the man was possibly armed with a gun. Officers found the man hiding in a vehicle in front of the residence and arrested him. A subsequent search revealed the man was in possession of marijuana and rifle ammunition. Officers also found a rifle in the residence and discovered the man obtained it during the argument and discarded it before fleeing the residence. The man was charged with first- and second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

SCHOOL BUS CRASH: On June 4 at 2:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Route 301 near Turkey Hill Road in La Plata for the report of a crash involving a school bus. The investigation revealed the school bus attempted to turn left onto Turkey Hill Road from northbound Route 301 but failed to yield the right of way to a Toyota Highlander. The bus struck the Highlander, causing it to strike a Chevrolet S10 that was attempting to merge onto southbound Route 301 from Turkey Hill Road. The driver of the school bus, Judith Ewing, 66, of Indian Head, and the occupants of the Highlander, Barbara Gould, 60, and Earl Gould, 62, of La Plata sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Ewing and Barbara Gould were transported to Civista Medical Center and Earl Gould, who was driving the Highlander, was transported to Prince George's Hospital Center. The driver of the S10, John Welsh, 49, of Waldorf, was uninjured and did not required medical treatment. No children were on the bus at the time of the crash. Officer S. Stanley of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

DRUG POSSESSION: On May 29 at 5:21 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Stoddard was participating in a sobriety checkpoint on Billingsley Road near Dutton’s Bridge in Bryans Road when he encountered a vehicle and smelled marijuana. His investigation revealed the occupants of the vehicle, Ashley Winter Johnson, 18, and Adam Christopher Rodgers, 23, both of Waldorf, were in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Johnson and Rodgers were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending appearances before a district court commissioner.

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