LA PLATA, Md. (May 25, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG ARREST: On May 16 at 12:51 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff's officer initiated a traffic stop near St. Marks Drive and Wakefield Circle in Waldorf after observing a male passenger trying to get in the driver's seat while the car was being driven by someone else. Upon approaching the vehicle, the passenger became combative and indicated he had just used crack cocaine, PCP, and other drugs. The officer arrested the man, Jason Butler Nichols, 25, of Waldorf, and charged him with possession of drugs after crack cocaine was found in his clothing. Officer K. Lerch made the arrest.
DRUG ARREST: On May 17 at 9:35 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head after observing a traffic violation. Upon approaching the car, officers smelled a strong odor of phencyclidine. Officers found PCP and a loaded handgun inside the vehicle. The driver, Walter Junior Carroll, 27, of Nanjemoy, and a passenger, Brain Douglas Pierce, 26, of Nanjemoy, were arrested and charged with possession of drugs and possession of a handgun. Officer S. Miller made the arrest.
MAN CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY: On May 15, Charles County detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Brian Jermaine Flemming, 22, of Waldorf, after linking him to an armed robbery that occurred on July 7, 2005 at a gas station in Waldorf. Flemming, who is currently in jail on an unrelated charge, was charged with armed robbery. Detective A. Celia made the arrest.
ROBBERY: On May 15 at 12:35 a.m., officers responded to the BP Gas Station located at 2304 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect approached the victim, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer M. Mellott is investigating.
FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 14 at 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a local hospital after receiving a call that a person was being treated for injuries he sustained during an assault that occurred on a path near the 3700 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf. Investigation revealed the victim, 20, was walking on the path when two unknown suspects approached and assaulted him. The suspects fled and the victim ran to a neighbor's house where he realized he had been cut. He was driven to the hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. A motive for the assault is not clear. Officer T. Thompson is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, POSSESSION OF DRUGS AND PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION: On May 14 at 10:42 a.m., a patrol officer observed a man darting between cars in the parking lot of the Smallwood Park and Ride located at Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf - the site of several thefts from autos in the last week. As the officer went to investigate, the suspect entered a Lincoln Town Car and lowered his seat back to avoid detection. The officer initiated a traffic stop but the suspect sped off, driving over a curb, heading north in the southbound lanes. The officer pursued the car into Prince George's County where the driver lost control near Crain Highway at Trade Zone Avenue. The suspect, Kimfrey Lee Williams, 19, of Southeast, Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and multiple traffic violations including fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, and negligent driving. At the time of the arrest, the suspect provided an alias. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver's true name and a computer check showed the suspect had open warrants for robbery and assault in Prince George's County. The suspect will be charged with providing false information to a police officer and the outstanding warrants will be served. Officer J. Feldman is continuing the investigation.