Charles County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (July 31, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ARREST, ATTEMPT MURDER: On July 30, Charles County Sheriff's detectives charged Christopher Scott Sellitto, 21, of no fixed address, with attempt second degree murder in connection with the July 19 shooting of two men on Kent Avenue in La Plata. Investigators from the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Major Crimes Unit, developed information that Sellitto would be at the Addison Road Metro station in Prince George's County; they contacted Metro Transit police who located Sellitto and arrested him. Sellitto was remanded to the Charles County Detention Center with a $100,000 bond. Detective J. Elliot investigated.

ARREST, FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 30 at 9:34 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 11600 block of Jovita Jesse Place in Nanjemoy for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim and his brother were fighting when the suspect, Delores Angela Debley, 41, of Nanjemoy, struck the victim in the head with a board. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated. Debley was charged with first degree assault. Officer M. Bourgeois investigated.

ARREST, ILLEGAL DRUGS: On July 30 at 1:48 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer initiated a traffic stop near Chapman's Landing Road and Route 210 after observing a traffic violation. The driver, Theresa Ann Edwards, 44, of Waldorf, had a suspended driver's license. Crack, illegal prescription pills and drug paraphernalia were found inside her car. Edwards was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Officer E. Weaver investigated.

ARREST, STOLEN VEHICLE: On July 29 at 8:52 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's detectives, assigned to the Auto Theft Unit/W.A.V.E. Team (Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement), were working an assignment when they observed a vehicle with stolen tags. The officers initiated a traffic stop on Mattawoman Beantown Road and a computer check of the vehicle identification number confirmed the vehicle had been reported stolen. The occupants of the car, three juvenile females from Waldorf and an 18-year old female from Waldorf, were arrested and charged with theft over $500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Detectives D. Gross and A. Schwab investigated.

ARREST ASSIST, VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On July 29 at 1:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 3000 block of Wildflower Street in La Plata to assist La Plata Town Police with apprehending a man wanted in connection with violating a protective order. The suspect, Leonard Darnell Mackell, 18, of Indian Head, broke into the car of a former girlfriend but fled when she called police. Officers canvassed the area and observed Mackell hiding inside a house. Mackell was apprehended as he tried to escape; he was charged with breaking and entering and violation of a protective order. La Plata Officer Hitaffer and Charles County Officers M. DePaulo, N. Beswick, C. Smith and Sgt.'s M. Harmon and L. Schmidt made the apprehension.

CITIZEN ARMED ROBBERY: On July 28 at 9:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the area of Dorchester Circle and Sailfish Court in Waldorf for the report of a citizen armed robbery. Investigation revealed the victim and a friend were approached by the suspects who demanded money. The victims complied and the suspects fled in a white, older model vehicle. The victims, who were not injured, called police.

The suspects are described as black males. One suspect is between 5'6" - 5'8", 160 lbs., with short dreadlocks. The other suspect is approximately 5'8", 185 lbs., and had shoulder length dreadlocks. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at (301) 609-6481. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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