Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (January 14, 2010)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

FLEEING POLICE/TRAFFIC FATALITY: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 14 at 12:15 a.m. as the driver was attempting to elude police. Officer R. Johnson observed a vehicle whose driver he believed might have been intoxicated and attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver accelerated, refusing to stop. Other officers, including Maryland State Police troopers, responded and deployed stop-sticks in an attempt to stop the SUV. Just south of VFW Road, the fleeing driver swerved to avoid stop sticks but lost control of the SUV and struck a light pole in the median at the intersection. The driver died at the scene. He was later identified as Tilton Dwight McDonald, 40, of Hyattsville. The initial crash investigation indicates alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. An investigation into his identity revealed his license was suspended and revoked and he was wanted in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties. Officer R. Taylor of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating the crash.

Frank Earle Robinson, 42, of Brandywine, Md. is wanted by police in Charles County.MAN WANTED FOR ASSAULT: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is trying to locate Frank Earle Robinson, 42, of Brandywine, pictured at left, in connection with an assault. On January 8 at 7:47 a.m., Robinson forced his way inside the house of a former acquaintance. He assaulted the victim and demanded she give him a ride home. He fled when police arrived on the scene. A warrant was issued charging Robinson with burglary, trespassing, destruction of property and second-degree assault.

Anyone with information about Robinson's whereabouts is asked to call (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Charles County Crime Solvers tip line at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit WWW.CCSO.US to submit a web tip. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to his arrest.

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