LA PLATA, Md. (July 22, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT ARREST: On July 20 at 3:30 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer initiated a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Huntington Circle after observing stolen registration plates on a vehicle. The driver and occupant jumped from the car and fled but were apprehended a short distance away. The driver, Nathan Anthony Thomas, 27, of Waldorf, was charged with theft, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. The passenger, Faith Audrey Nottingham, 26, of Waldorf, was charged with theft; both were remanded to the Charles County Detention Center. Officer T. Yates investigated.
FLEEING AND ELUDING/DRUG ARREST: On July 20 at 2:16 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer initiated a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Crain Highway after observing a traffic violation. The driver attempted to flee but was apprehended a short distance away. Officers found marijuana inside the car and arrested Corness Maro Gray, 42, of Waldorf. He was charged with fleeing and eluding, possession of marijuana and driving while suspended. Sgt. S. Myers investigated.
ARREST MADE/ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: On July 19 at 4:30 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer initiated a traffic stop in the 6600 block of Crain Highway after noticing a motorcycle was not displaying registration plates. As the officer approached the motorcycle, the driver attempted to flee. The officer was able to stop the driver and a struggle ensued. The driver, Lynn Young, 22, of Landover, was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and traffic offenses. Officer M.A. Bourgeois investigated.
SHOOTING/WARRANT OBTAINED FOR SUSPECT: On July 19 at 1:01 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers and officers with La Plata Town Police responded to a shooting in the 600 block of Kent Avenue. Investigation revealed the victims—a 22-year-old La Plata man and a 19-year-old Indian Head man—left a friend's apartment and began walking toward the parking lot. As they exited the building, the suspect, Christopher Scott Sellitto, 21, of no fixed address, approached and began arguing with the men (the suspect and victims are known to each other). During the argument, Sellitto produced a shotgun and fired one round, striking both victims. Sellitto fled and the 22-year-old victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. The 19- year-old victim refused medical treatment.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Sellitto with attempted murder; however, he has not been located. Anyone with information about Sellitto's whereabouts should call Detective Elliott at (301) 609-6515.
STABBING ARREST: On July 9, Charles County Sheriff's detectives located and charged Shawn Patrick Riley, 22, of Waldorf, with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old male that occurred on July 2 in the 5800 block of Hammerhead Court. Riley was remanded to the Charles County Department of Corrections. Officer C. Baker is investigating.
DRUG ARREST: On July 18 at 4:39 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers executed as search warrant in the 2500 block of Robinson Place in connection with a drug investigation. Officers found cocaine and drug paraphernalia inside the house and arrested Thomas Kevin Butler, 42, of Waldorf, with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer C. Caldwell investigated.