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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (March 17, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

SUSPECT CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS AND POSSESSION OF CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS: On March 11 at 12:15 p.m., Officer Mayhew responded to a business on King Street in Waldorf for the report of prescription fraud. Officer Mayhew located the suspect, Terry Floyd Cook, 38, of Brandywine, and determined he submitted a forged prescription. Cook was found to be in possession of Oxycodone pills, a metal ASP baton, four knives and four cell phones. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs and four counts of possession of a concealed deadly weapon.

OFFICER RECOVERS STOLEN CAR: On March 16 at 9:30 p.m., Officer Mayhew observed a car without registration plates in a parking lot in the 3300 block of Crain Highway. The vehicle's ignition had been damaged and a computer check revealed the car had been reported stolen in Prince George's County several days earlier. The vehicle was recovered and processed for evidence.

SUSPECT CHARGED WITH CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON: On March 16 at 9:08 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's Officer Gottschall observed a man and a woman acting suspicious in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive. After approaching them, the officer recognized the female as someone who was wanted for a previous assault. He also learned the male suspect had a gun in his waistband. The officer recovered the gun which turned out to be a BB gun; the barrel of the gun had been hollowed out to resemble a .40 caliber handgun. The suspect, Dennis Earl Mortin, 19, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The female, Andrea Tameka Tucker, 25, of Waldorf, was also in possession of a large screwdriver. She was arrested and charged with possession of a concealed weapon and she was charged with the prior assault.

ATTEMPT THEFT: On March 16 at 2:27 a.m., officers responded to the 8500 block of Anderegg Place in Waldorf for the report of an attempt theft. The suspects were in the process of stealing the rims and tires from an SUV when the homeowner confronted them. The suspects fled in a pick-up truck. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

OFFICERS ARREST WOMAN IN CONNECTION WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 16 at 12:12 a.m., officers responded to the 12400 block of Neale Sound Drive in Cobb Island for the report of a domestic-related stabbing. While in route, officers were given a lookout for the suspect's car.  Cpl. Potter saw the car and initiated a traffic stop, along with Lt. Leahy. Officers determined the driver of the car, Erica Cox, 18, of White Plains, had been involved in an argument with her boyfriend, 21, and during the fight, she grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the leg. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a minor wound. Cox was charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

OFFICERS ARREST SUSPECTS IN BURGLARY OF VACANT APARTMENT: On March 16 at 4:30 p.m., Charles County Sheriff' Officer Cartwright took a burglary report in which someone broke into a vacant apartment. The landlord asked the officer to check on the unit as it appeared someone was possibly living there. Officer Cartwright and several other officers went back to the unit at about 11:30 p.m. and observed three people inside. The suspects refused to open the door so the officers made entry. Tiron Dante Buckner, 20, Dominique Pratt, and a 17-year-old male, all of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with burglary.

DRUG ARREST: On Feb. 17 at 9:35 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's Cpl. J. Timko was patrolling the 4000 block of Mattawoman Creek Road in Marbury when he stopped a suspicious vehicle. He approached the two occupants and after a conversation discovered the passenger was in possession of marijuana, a smoking device and other drug paraphernalia. The passenger, Bobby James Lee Gardner, 31, of Lusby, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was released pending a court appearance.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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