St. Mary's Detectives, Deputy States Attorney Receive FBI Commendation - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's Detectives, Deputy States Attorney Receive FBI Commendation


From left: Sheriff Cameron, Detectives Clay Safford and William Raddatz, Deputy States Attorney Joseph Stanalonis, and FBI Special Agent Richard A. McFeely. (Submitted photo)
From left: Sheriff Cameron, Detectives Clay Safford and William Raddatz, Deputy States Attorney Joseph Stanalonis, and FBI Special Agent Richard A. McFeely. (Submitted photo)

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 27, 2010)—Detectives Clay Safford and William Raddatz, of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, along with Deputy States Attorney Joseph Stanalonis were awarded citations of service from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their work in investigating and successful prosecuting the persons responsible for the abduction and PNC Bank robbery and a child abuse/pornography case.

The child abuse/pornography case occurred on April 4, 2008. Christopher Michael Holland was arrested and convicted in that case.

The abduction and bank robbery occurred on September 24, 2008. Quinita Jesse Ennis, Edwin Jonathan Jones, Johnson Franklin Brown, Jr. and William Cordell Johnson were arrested and convicted in the case.

"The FBI extends its appreciation for your outstanding assistance in a joint investigative effort," said Richard A. McFeely, Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Division of the FBI. "Your contributions were immeasurable, and you have the gratitude of the FBI for all you did to help accomplish the objectives of the investigation." The commendation is signed by Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

"Our partnership with the States Attorney's Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation is invaluable and has proven time and time again just how successful investigations can be when communication is open and joint efforts, assets and resources are utilized. I join Director Robert S. Mueller, III in congratulating these gentlemen for a job well done," said Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron.

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