Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (June 2, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

FUGITIVE ARRESTED: On May 30 at 6:40 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 800 block of Cedar Court in Waldorf to serve an arrest warrant for Ricardo Andre Lewis, 25, of Waldorf, who was wanted in connection with a first-degree assault and second-degree assault. As officers approached the house, Lewis fled on foot. Officers apprehended him a short distance away. Lewis was arrested and remanded to the Charles County Detention Center. Officer Scuderi investigated.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 31 at 10:25 p.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Once on the scene, officers located a female victim, 47, who had a stab wound to her chest and arm. The victim was flown to a hospital where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspect, Daniel Edward Knott, 56, of Waldorf, were traveling in a car when they began arguing. Once they reached the suspect's residence, the suspect went inside, grabbed a cane sword and threatened the victim who was still outside. A struggle ensued at which point the sword broke. The suspect went back inside his apartment, retrieved a knife and approached the victim who was still outside. He stabbed the victim twice and walked away. Witnesses called police who arrived quickly and located the suspect nearby. Officers recovered a knife and the sword. Lewis was charged with attempt murder. At this point, the motive for the argument is not clear. Detective Elliott is investigating.

MAN ACCIDENTLY SHOOTS HIMSELF IN LEG: On May 31 at 8:08 p.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of an accidental shooting. Investigation revealed the victim, 52, was handling a gun when he accidently discharged a round into his leg. The man was flown to a hospital where he was treated for a non life-threatening injury.

FOURTH-DEGREE BURGLARY: On May 30 at 8 a.m., officers responded to the 6400 block of Mason Springs Road in Indian Head for a theft. Investigation revealed sometime between May 29 and May 30, unknown suspects broke into a detached garage and stole two dirt bikes and three ATV's. As police arrive, the victim indicated she found her ATV's in a nearby field. Officers processed the scene fore evidence. Officer J. Clagget is investigating.

TWO ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 29 at 1:05 p.m., a sheriff's officer was told of two people fighting inside a car in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 3900 block of St. Charles Parkway. As the officer approached, he saw the men fighting. Upon seeing the officer, one man, Kenneth Lee Hamilton, 30, of Charlotte Hall, fled. The officer apprehended him at which point Hamilton said he had just been robbed by the other man, Victor Montgomery Harrington, 24, of La Plata. The officer quickly determined Hamilton had not been robbed and the two men were fighting about an unrelated event. Officers also discovered Harrington was involved in a hit and run motor vehicle accident that occurred minutes before the altercation. Harrington was charged with disorderly conduct and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Hamilton was charged with hindering and disorderly conduct. Officer Yates is investigating.

MAN CLAIMS HE WAS ASSAULTED BY STRANGERS/REPORT UNFOUNDED: On May 28 at 2:37 a.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of an assault involving a weapon. When officers arrived, the victim reported he was assaulted by two males who approached him behind a nearby business. The man said he struggled with the suspects and was cut during the fight. Upon further investigation, the man admitted he lied about being assaulted by strangers and claimed he had been assaulted by a family member. The investigation is continuing.

ROBBERY: On May 26 at 10:01 p.m., employees of Subway at 4609 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head were leaving the shop when two suspects wearing ski masks approached, displayed handguns and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspects fled. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer J. Murphy is investigating.

BURGLARY: On May 26, officers responded to the 8200 block of Marshall's Corner Road in Pomfret for the repoert of a burglary. Investigation revealed unknown suspects forced their way inside a house and stole televisions, long guns and electronics. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer I. Bier is investigating.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment. Callers wishing to remain anonymous 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.

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