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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 6, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

HIGH SCHOOL STABBING SUSPECT CHARGED: On Jan. 5, Charles County Sheriff's officers charged Gary O'Neil Palmer, Jr., 16, of Waldorf, with assault with intent to murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, resisting arrest and carrying a deadly weapon on school property. Palmer was charged as an adult in connection with the stabbing that occurred at McDonough High School yesterday afternoon. He was remanded to the Charles County Detention Center with no bond. The investigation is continuing.

DRUG ARREST: On Jan.5 at 9:42 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a report of drug activity near a business in White Plains. Officers observed the vehicle involved in the activity and initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Graphics Drive and Demarr Road. Officers recovered approximately 41 grams of cocaine, 13 grams of crack cocaine, 2 ounces of marijuana and ecstasy pills from the vehicle. The driver, Carl Eric Nelson, 27, of Brandywine, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute. Sgt. S. Myers and Officers D. Major and J. Freeman made the arrest.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT ARRESTS: On Jan.1 at 1:45 p.m., an off duty Charles County Sheriff's officer was working secondary employment at the Hotel Charles at 15110 Burnt Store Road in Hughesville when he assisted employees with escorting a man from the business after the man became involved in an altercation. The man refused to leave and attempted to re-enter the building. The officer initiated an arrest but the suspect, Brian Eugene Miller, 24, of Clements, began fighting. Miller was subdued and placed under arrest. Shortly afterwards, a female patron began loitering outside the business. She refused to leave and became disorderly. The woman, Chanin Dea Gillroy, 26, of Bryans Road, was placed under arrest. Both suspects were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Officer J. Clagett made the arrests.

DRUG ARRESTS: On Jan. 3, members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit, Emergency Services Team and K-9 Unit, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 2400 block of Yardley Court in Waldorf after conducting an investigation into drug activity at that residence. As a result of the search, officers recovered marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Three residents were arrested: Charlotte Denise Hardy, 48, charged with possession of cocaine and related paraphernalia, Robert Walter Grobe, 66, charged with possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia and a 16 year old female charged with possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. Officer C. Caldwell conducted the investigation.

CITIZEN ROBBERY: On Jan. 4 at 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Jefferson Farm Place in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the victim was walking toward his house when two suspects approached, assaulted him and stole his money. The suspects fled in a dark colored car. The victim was treated for an injury to his eye. Officer J. Alpert is investigating.

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On Jan. 4 at 3:31 a.m., officers responded to the 6200 block of Cracklingtown Road in Hughesville for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed the victim, a 17 year-old female, was traveling south on Cracklingtown Road in a 1998 Nissan 200SX when she rounded a curve at a speed too great for conditions and lost control. The vehicle crossed the center line and entered the north bound side of the road striking several trees. The victim was transported to Prince George's Hospital where she was admitted for non life-threatening injuries. A check of the victim's driver's license revealed that her privilege to drive was suspended. Charges are pending. Officer L. Elliot is investigating.

SAFETY REMINDER: A cold car may be inconvenient but a stolen car is worse. Never leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running. It's against the law and it's an easy target for thieves.

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