Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 28, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

SUSPECT CHARGED IN BREAK-IN: On Oct. 27 at 8:21 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to JSB Apartments at 2167 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers saw the front window of the main office was broken and shattered. As officers searched the office, they found the suspect, Lamont Patrick Stafford, 34, of Waldorf, sitting on a couch. Stafford was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary. Officer M. Hancock made the arrest.

OFFICERS ASSAULTED: On Oct. 26 at 1:45 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers were working secondary employment at AMF Bowling on Acton Lane when they encountered a group of disorderly people inside. As the officers were dealing with the group, the suspect, Talia Jonea Beaulieu-Hains, 18, of Waldorf, jumped on the back of one officer and began hitting him. Another suspect, a 17-year-old Waldorf girl, began assaulting an assisting officer. Both suspects were arrested and charged with assault. Officer J. Ondrish and Officer E. Poff made the arrests.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Oct. 25 at 2 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to Don Savinos Bar at 2427 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a fight. Upon arrival, officers found a 25-year-old La Plata man lying unconscious in the parking lot and suffering from a head wound. Investigation revealed the victim was involved in an argument with two suspects outside the bar. The argument escalated to a physical altercation in which the victim was struck several times on his head causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness. The victim was flown to an area hospital where he was admitted with life-threatening injuries. The suspects, Justin Burch Ferrall, 30, and Brian Anthony Hickman, 28, both of St. Mary's County, fled the scene but were arrested a short distance away. They were charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. A motive for the argument has not been determined. Anyone with information regarding this case should call Detective S. Fetterolf of the Major Crimes Unit at (301) 609-6497.

DRUG ARREST: On Oct. 25, Charles County Sheriff's officers executed a search warrant at a house in the 11600 block of Kipling Drive in Waldorf as the result of a drug investigation. Officers found crack and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. The suspect, James Lyell McKissick, 41, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with possession of crack and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer D. Sauve handled the arrest.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Oct. 23 at 6:05 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the Quick Shop located at 3030 St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for the report of an attempted armed robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled after another clerk walked in on the robbery. Police canvassed the area but the suspect escaped. The suspect is described as a black male, 6'2", 180 lbs., wearing black clothing and a skeleton Halloween mask. The Major Crimes Unit is handling the investigation.

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