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Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (July 31, 2012)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office has released the following incident and arrest reports.

ROBBERY: On July 29 at 8:37 p.m., four teen-aged males were walking on a path near Prince Edward Drive and Castletower Court in Waldorf when they were approached by a two males who were wearing masks. The suspects pulled guns and demanded the victims' cash, cell phones, shoes and jewelry. The victims complied and the suspects fled. PFC D. Sylvestre is investigating.

ROBBERY: On July 28 at 6:10 p.m., two 16-year-old males were sitting on a curb, eating food outside an entrance to a store at the St. Charles Town Center mall. A group of teenagers approached and forcibly took the victims' food from their hands. They also kicked the victims and demanded their cell phones. The suspects fled when a security officer drove up. Cpl. J. Burroughs is investigating.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY: On July 28 at 12:59 a.m., officers responded to Dunkin Donut at 3510 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an alarm which had been activated. The first officer arrived within a minute and found damage to a window. A perimeter was established and a police K-9 checked the building. Officers recovered evidence and determined the suspects were two white males wearing masks and light-colored clothing. Both suspects were approximately 6'0" tall, one with an average build, and the other heavy set. It appeared they fled the area once the alarm activated. Officer S. Duley is investigating.

DETECTIVES ARREST SUSPECTS IN ROBBERY AND ASSAULT: Detectives assigned to the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division have identified three people wanted in connection with a robbery and assault of a 29-year-old male; two of the suspects have been arrested and detectives are seeking the third suspect's whereabouts. The robbery occurred on July 23 when the victim was invited to the home of an acquaintance, Jessica Lynn Winkler, 21, who lives in an apartment in the 4300 block of Hawthorne Road in Indian Head. Once at the apartment, the victim was confronted by two male suspects: Giovanni Anthony Carmichael, 24, of no fixed address and Alex Christian Trollinger, 19, of Indian Head. They entered the apartment after the victim's arrival, pulled a shotgun and a handgun and demanded the victim's money and cigarettes. Then, the suspects began punching and kicking the victim. During the assault, one of the guns fired but no one was struck; the round went into a wall. After the assault, the suspects carried the victim - who was unconscious - outside where they left him on the side of the building. The victim was found by officers who were responding to the area for the assault. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Detectives responded to the scene and conducted multiple interviews. They developed information about the suspects' identities and learned the victim had gone to the apartment to purchase drugs. Investigators obtained arrest warrants and Winkler and Trollinger were arrested on July 26. They were charged with robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and theft. An arrest warrant is on file for Carmichael and detectives are seeking his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective C. Wimberly at (301) 609-6491.

Michael Tyrone Morsell, 47, of Calvert County, was arrested for the robbery of Capitol One Bank located at 3068 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf. (Arrest photo)
Michael Tyrone Morsell, 47, of Calvert County, was arrested for the robbery of Capitol One Bank located at 3068 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf. (Arrest photo)

TIP TO CHARLES COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS HELPS DETECTIVES IDENTIFY BANK ROBBER: Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said a tip to the Charles County Crime Solvers tip line led sheriff's detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division to the identity of a man wanted in connection with a recent bank robbery.

On July 21 at approximately 12:40 p.m., the suspect entered the Capitol One Bank located at 3068 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf. He approached a teller, implied he had a gun and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled. Photos from a bank surveillance camera were immediately released to various media outlets and posted on the CCSO facebook page. Shortly thereafter, a tipster provided information that was critical to investigators. Detectives followed additional leads and subsequently identifed the suspect as Michael Tyrone Morsell, 47, of Calvert County.

On July 27, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Calvert County Sheriff's Office, and members of the Calvert County Emergency Services Team executed a search warrant at Morsell's residence. There, detectives arrested Morsell and recovered possible evidence linking him to the robbery. Morsell was charged with armed robbery and remanded to the Charles County Detention Center. Detective C. Gass investigated.

Police are searching for this suspicious person who reportedly approached two young girls in Cobb Island on July 12. (Police sketch)
Police are searching for this suspicious person who reportedly approached two young girls in Cobb Island on July 12. (Police sketch)

CCSO SEEKS INFORMATION IN SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY INVESTIGATION: As part of its investigation of a report that a man approached two young girls in a suspicious manner in Cobb Island on July 12, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch and is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man.

Officers responded to Cobb Island Road near High Avenue at 4:30 p.m. July 12. Two 11-year-old girls reported they had been riding their bikes near the Cobb Island Baptist Church earlier in the afternoon when a white van approached them. The driver of the van slowed down, asked the girls if they would help him find his dog and offered to put their bicycles in the back of the van. The girls said “no,” rode their bicycles home and told a parent. The girls’ parents checked with neighbors to see if anyone knew the man and, after no one could verify his identity, reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office issued information about the incident and a description of the man. The man had been described as white and older and had gray hair that fell over his eyes and a gray moustache that curled up on the ends. He had been wearing a green T-shirt with black lettering and his van was white with no windows or markings. Later, the CCSO’s Forensic Artist completed a sketch, which the CCSO is distributing to media sources and posting on its website, Facebook page and Twitter feed in an effort to identify the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 301- 932-2222. PFC. D. Raby is investigating.

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