Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (July 30, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

STABBING ARREST: Detectives have arrested Eric Donell Warren, 22, of Waldorf, for a stabbing that occurred on July 25 at Lamont’s Night Club in Pomonkey. Officers responded to the night club at 11:57 a.m. July 25 for the report of the stabbing. Someone had already transported the victim, a 17-year-old Indian Head male, to Fort Washington Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect had also fled the scene. During their investigation detectives discovered the victim and the suspect, who are acquaintances, were fighting when the suspect stabbed the victim. After interviewing witnesses, detectives identified Warren as the suspect. On July 27, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Warren, charging him with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. On July 28 about 9:20 a.m., officers in the Warrant/Fugitive Unit apprehended Warren at his residence in Waldorf. Warren is being held at the Charles County Detention Center on a $300,000 bond. Det. C. Shankster investigated.

BURGLARY: On July 28 at 10:35 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a reported burglary at a residence in the 3600 block of Laurel Drive in Indian Head. The investigation revealed the suspect(s) forced entry into the residence, ransacked it and stole a laptop sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Officers processed the scene for evidence. Officer M. Beall is investigating.

ARMED ROBBERY: On July 28 at 9:28 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 16100 block of Woodville Road in the Charles County area of Brandywine for the reported armed robbery. Their investigation revealed the victim, a 77-year-old man, was seated on a bench in his yard when a masked suspect approached the victim, brandished a knife and removed the victim’s wallet. The suspect fled the scene in a tan pickup truck with a bed cover. Officer M. Smith is investigating.

Donald Edward Browne, Jr., 22, of Baltimore.DETECTIVES ARREST MAN IN 2009 HOME INVASION: Detectives have arrested Donald Edward Browne, Jr., 22, of Baltimore (pictured at left) for a 2009 home-invasion robbery, Sheriff Rex W. Coffey announced today. DNA evidence led to identification of the suspect, who is being held at the Charles County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

On Aug. 18, 2009, at 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 13800 block of Waverly Point Road in Newburg for the reported armed robbery. The investigation revealed a husband and wife, both of whom are 55 years old, were outside when two masked suspects armed with handguns and wearing gloves ran from woods by the residence accosted the victims. The suspects forced the victims inside the residence at gunpoint and demanded money and other valuables. One suspect forced the female victim to the floor, tied her hands behind her back and removed her jewelry. The other suspect forced the male victim to another area of the house, stole cash from the victim’s pants pocket and demanded access to a safe. The victims’ adult son returned home and inadvertently interrupted the robbery. As the suspects fled the house, they pointed a gun at the third victim and forbade him to move. The suspects jumped a fence in the backyard and fled the area.

Detectives found evidence containing DNA and sent it to the Maryland State Police Crime Lab for testing. MSP forwarded the evidence to BODE Technology Group, a private DNA lab, which developed a DNA profile. MSP entered the DNA profile into a state database and discovered a match between the recovered sample and Browne’s DNA. On July 22, detectives obtained a warrant for Browne and arrested him at the Baltimore County Jail, where he had been held on unrelated charges. Browne is charged with two counts each of armed robbery, first-degree assault, robbery and first-degree burglary and with reckless endangerment.

The victims are business owners and Browne worked for a paving company hired to provide services for the victims’ business. During the investigation, detectives determined the victims had been specifically targeted by the two suspects as a consequence of their professional association.

The second suspect’s identity remains unknown. Detectives S. Fetterolf and C. Shankster are investigating.

Police are seeking these two people in connection with credit card fraud in Charles County.
Police are seeking these two people in connection with credit card fraud in Charles County.

REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CREDIT CARD FRAUD SUSPECTS: The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of a man and a woman involved in a series of credit card thefts and Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

The thefts have occurred since May 31 at local grocery stores — the Shopper’s Food Warehouse and Giant, both of which are located in Waldorf. During the thefts, one suspect creates a diversion — such as by engaging the victim in a conversation — while the other suspect steals the victim’s wallet, which in all cases has been left unattended in the victim’s shopping cart. The suspects use the victims’ credit cards to purchase gift cards at other stores including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Lowe’s Home Improvement. They are possibly traveling in a dark Pontiac or Chevrolet van and may be responsible for nearly a half-dozen thefts. Many of the victims have been elderly.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact Det. C. Gass at 301-609-6522 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Mr. "Fast Cash" is wanted by the FBI in connection with bank robberies in the region.
Mr. "Fast Cash" is wanted by the FBI in connection with bank robberies in the region.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE, FBI SEEK HELP IN IDENTIFYING DC-REGION BANK ROBBER DUBBED FAST CASH: The FBI is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man they call “Fast Cash” wanted in connection with about a half-dozen recent bank robberies in the Washington, D.C., area and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is warning of recent reports locally of suspicious activity involving the subject.

The man is described as a black male between 35 and 43 years old. He is between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and has a stocky build, a medium complexion and a goatee or mustache. The Sheriff’s Office received information indicating he has been at local banks and is warning bank employees and citizens to use caution and notify the Sheriff’s Office immediately if they see the man.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity or whereabouts is asked to call the FBI Baltimore Field Office at 410-265-8080 or Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detective B. Buchanan at 301-609-6477. Tips can also be reported to and a cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the suspects arrest and indictment. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about an open case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 301-743-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. For information about submitting a tip via e-mail or text messaging, visit All tipsters remain anonymous.

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