LA PLATA, Md. (Nov. 18, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES CHARGE MAN WITH MURDER AT MATTAWOMAN SEAFOOD: On November 16, Charles County Sheriff's officers arrested Eugene Abebe Jackson, 29, of Washington, D.C., in connection with the murder of Victor Simon Taylor, 24, who was shot at Mattawoman Seafood on November 7. Investigation revealed Taylor approached Jackson and another person in the parking lot with the intent to rob Jackson of drugs and money. The two argued and Jackson pulled a gun and fired several rounds, striking Taylor in the upper body. A stray round went through the back of a parked vehicle, striking a man who was sitting inside the car; he was not involved in the argument nor was he affiliated with any of the involved parties. Jackson and his friend fled the scene. Acquaintances of Taylor transported him to Ft. Washington Hospital Center where he died a short time later. The injured man was transported to a hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries. Jackson was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Detective J. Elliott is investigating.
SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES ARREST BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT: Charles County Sheriff's detectives arrested Keishon Lamar Bethea, 25, of Washington, D.C., in connection with the July 10 robbery of the Chevy Chase Bank located at 1130 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Bethea entered the bank with two other suspects and passed a threatening note to a bank teller, demanding money. The teller complied and the suspects fled. Based on a tip and evidence recovered from the scene, detectives identified Bethea as a suspect and arrested him on November 2. He was charged with armed robbery and remanded to the Charles County Detention Center. The remaining suspects have not yet been identified. Anyone with additional information should contact Detective S. Fetterolf at (301) 609-6497.
STUDENT CHARGED WITH FALSE REPORT: On November 16, Charles County Sheriff's officers charged a 10th grade Westlake High School student with filing a false report and disrupting school operations after she reported being chased into the school by three males who brandished a handgun. Based upon the student's initial report, officers placed the school on lock down, assessed the threat, and began a search of the school and outside grounds. After reviewing security footage, officers determined there was no evidence supporting any of the student's allegations. The student later admitted she had not been chased into the school. Officer P. Anderson investigated.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEEKS IDENTITY OF WOMAN: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is seeking to identify a woman who attempted to use a credit card which had been stolen during a citizen robbery on Mall Circle Drive on Oct. 26. During the robbery, a male suspect pushed the victim to the ground and stole her purse. About an hour later, an unidentified woman attempted to use the victim's credit card to withdraw money at a nearby ATM. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective J. Elliott at (301) 609-6515.
STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On November 15 at 7:25 p.m., officers responded to the 11900 block of Acton Lane in Waldorf for the report of a strong-arm robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was walking in the area when several suspects approached, pushed him to the ground and stole his cell phone and music player. Officer D. Major is investigating.
POLICE OFFICER'S CAR VANDALIZED: On November 14 between 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., an unknown suspect threw a glass bottle through the rear window of a police car which was parked in a private driveway in Waldorf. The area was canvassed and the scene was processed for evidence.
MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS: On November 14 at 4:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to a playground near Jameson Court in Indian Head for a citizen's complaint of gambling. When officers arrived, one of the subjects fled on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away where officers found two bags of crack/cocaine with an estimated street value of $700.00 in his pocket. The suspect, Darryl Darnell Jackson, 24, of Bryans Road, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute. Officer D. Willis made the arrest.
TEENS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On November 13 at 12:30 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff's school resource officer assigned to North Point High School received a tip through the Student Crime Solvers program that a student was in possession of marijuana and had offered to sell the drugs to other students. With assistance from school administrators, the student was found to be in possession of four small baggies of marijuana. Further investigation revealed he sold drugs to other students the previous day. As a result of the investigation, three students were charged with possession of drugs. Officer C. Cusmano handled the investigation.
ARMED ROBBERY: On November 13 at 1:55 p.m., officers responded to Thrifty Wash, 4360 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head, for the report of a robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun and approached an employee who was in a back office. The suspect picked up a cash register, threw it to the ground, stole money and fled. The victim, who was not injured, called police. The suspect is described as a black male, between 30-40 years in age, with a chipped front tooth, wearing a black cap and dark clothing. He fled in a light brown/tan full-sized pick-up truck with tinted windows. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer M. Beall is investigating.
BURGLARY: On November 12 at 8:10 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of New Forest Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspects gained access to the victim's apartment by going through the roof and kicking a hole in the ceiling. They stole two televisions and other electronics. The scene was processed for evidence. Officer M. Hancock is investigating.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit WWW.CCSO.US to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.