LA PLATA, Md. (March 8, 2011)The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
WARRANT SQUAD LOOKING FOR FUGITIVE: The Charles County Sheriff's Office Warrant Unit is looking for Marcus Wandell Hicks, 29, of Newburg, who has an open warrant charging him with violating his probation for a possession with intent to distribute charge. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Walsh at (301) 932-3060 or (301) 932-2222.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST OF TWO MEN AND RECOVERY OF DRUGS: On February 21 at 3:26 a.m., PFC. Graham initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Mason Springs Road at Fantasia Place in Marbury after observing the driver of an SUV run through two stop signs. The driver refused to stop and continued driving. Officers deployed stop sticks which disabled the SUV. The occupants were arrested. Suspected PCP and marijuana were found inside the vehicle. The driver, Kenneth Anthony Ruffner, 29, of Fort Washington, was charged with possession of CDS and traffic violations. The passenger, Jujuan Martinez Savoy, 30, of Temple Hills, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
MEN CHARGED WITH FLEEING AND ELUDING: On February 19 at 4:28 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officer PFC. Hood initiated a traffic stop in the 6300 block of Hawthorne Drive after observing a vehicle passing multiple cars on the shoulder at a high rate of speed. The driver refused to pull over and continued driving approximately three miles until he stopped at a nearby tavern. When the officer approached the car, the driver, Jared Taylor, 24, of La Plata, told him he was speeding because his passenger, Christopher Ryan Overkott, 28, of La Plata, had just taken money from someone. After investigating further, it was determined Overkott set up a fake drug deal during which he agreed to sell drugs to another person. When they met to make the deal, Overkott took the buyer's money, jumped into the car, which was being driven by Taylor, and then fled. Taylor was charged with numerous traffic violations and Overkott was charged with theft.
THEFT: On March 6 at 1:45 p.m., a man stole wallets from two women as they shopped at a grocery store at the Waldorf Market Place. The wallets were inside the victims' purses which were open and sitting in the shopping cart. In one case, the suspect distracted the victim before stealing her wallet and in the other case the suspect grabbed the wallet out of the victim's purse as she was making a purchase. The suspect is described as a black male in his 50's or 60's wearing business attire. Women are reminded to secure their purses as they shop, making sure the purse is closed tight so no one can reach in. Anyone with information is asked to call (301) 932-2222.
ASSAULT: On March 5 at 1:55 p.m., the victims, ages 13 and 27, were walking near St. Ignatius Drive and Bannister Circle in Waldorf when a group of males approached, pushed them down and assaulted them. The suspects, described as teens, fled and the victims called police. Nothing was reported stolen. Officers canvassed the area and are asking anyone with additional information to call (301) 932-2222.