Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (May 24, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

PATROL OFFICERS LOCATE SUSPECTS WITH GUN, STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED INSIDE SUSPECT’S CAR: On May 23 at 4:47 p.m., officers received a call about a group of people inside a Dodge Charger displaying a handgun at people who were driving on Crain Highway near Berry Road in Waldorf. Officers responded to the area and located the car. Sgt. Gregory initiated a traffic stop and as he approached the car, he observed a loaded handgun inside the vehicle. He also found three GPS systems, six tennis racquets, and a bag of property from Lowe’s.

At that point, officers received a call from a woman who reported her GPS had just been stolen from her car on Grunion Court. Officers matched her unit to one that was recovered inside the suspect’s car. Detectives responded and traced the remaining two GPS units to addresses on Grunion Court where the owners indicated they had been stolen from their cars. Officers also contacted Dick’s Sporting Goods and learned the tennis rackets had been stolen from their store earlier that week. Officers then contacted Lowe’s and determined the bag of goods – spray paint, phone jacks and fuses – had been stolen.

The driver, William Timothy Franklin, IV,19, of Waldorf, and the passengers, Nahvarj Ellijah Ray Mills, 18, of Hughesville, and Martel Christian Garner, 18, of White Plains, were arrested and charged with possession of a handgun, theft, burglary and possession of burglary tools.

MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND ASSAULT: On May 22 at 4:07 p.m., officers responded to the 11600 block of Lewisham Place in Waldorf for the report of an intoxicated male who was inside the residence of a stranger. When officers arrived, they found Randy Claeton Jones, 33, of Waldorf, inside the apartment. The resident said Jones came inside through an open door and tripped over a female resident. The male resident tried to subdue Jones at which point Jones struck him. Officers determined Jones may have been trying to go to his former spouse’s apartment which is two stories higher. Jones was charged with burglary and assault. Cpl. McCue investigated.

MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 22 at 8:04 p.m., officers responded to Lamont’s at 4400 Livingston Road in Indian Head for the report of a stabbing. Officers located a female victim, 39, who said her boyfriend stabbed her on her arms during an argument and fled. The victim was transported to a hospital where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.

THEFT: Between May 21-May 22, unknown suspects stole various boating equipment including motors, steering columns, generators and batteries from boats at the Goose Bay Marina in Port Tobacco. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence.

MAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN CAR: On May 20 at 11:50 p.m., a Sheriff’s officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Western Parkway and Berry Road in Waldorf after learning the car had been reported stolen in a neighboring county. The driver initially refused to stop and then jumped out of the car near a shopping center. Officers pursed the suspect and apprehended him a short distance away. Delonte Donnell Perry, 19, of Hughesville, was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding. He also faces theft charges in Prince George’s County. Officer Sokoloff made the arrest.

OFFICER ASSAULTED DURING ARREST: On May 19 at 4:11 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hampton Court in Bryans Road for the report of a domestic assault in progress. When officers arrived, they located the suspect, Rodney Clifton Briscoe, 42, of Bryans Road, attempting to leave the area on foot. Briscoe was asked to stop but he refused and began struggling with the officers. Briscoe then punched one of the arresting officers three times in the face. Briscoe was eventually subdued and charged with assault. Assault charges regarding the domestic incident are forthcoming.

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 WWW.CCSO.US to submit a web tip. All callers remain anonymous.

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