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Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports


LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 6, 2015)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD:

Marcus McClain Johnson, 32, of Forestville, Md.Christopher Leon Law, 24, of Waldorf, Md.
Arrest warrants have been obtained for Marcus McClain Johnson, 32, of Forestville, on left, and Christopher Leon Law, 24, of Waldorf.

On February 2 at 5:40 p.m., officers responded to the Charles Regional Medical Center for the report of a stabbing victim in the emergency room. Officers arrived and discovered the stabbing occurred in the 2700 block of Tyburn Oaks Court in Waldorf. Investigation showed the victim, 23, was involved in a fight with someone he knew. During the fight, one male suspect punched the victim and a second suspect stabbed him several times. The victim was driven to the hospital by a friend where he was treated for serious injuries. Arrest warrants have been obtained for Marcus McClain Johnson, 32, of Forestville and Christopher Leon Law, 24, of Waldorf. Detective J. Elliott is continuing the investigation. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the suspects.

SCAM ALERT: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office was recently informed about a scam. A citizen received a voice mail message from a man who said he was affiliated with the sheriff’s office. The caller told the citizen he was the subject of a “federal inquiry.” The caller instructed the citizen to call an out-of-state number to “settle the inquiry” and indicated a warrant would be obtained if the citizen did not comply. The citizen realized the call sounded like a hoax and called the sheriff’s office instead. Detectives learned the number that appeared on the citizen’s caller ID was the non-emergency line of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the number had been spoofed, meaning the caller had deliberately falsified the telephone number and/or name relayed as the caller ID to disguise the identity of the calling party. Anyone who receives this type of message is asked to call the CCSO non-emergency line at (301) 932-2222 and report the information. For additional information about caller ID spoofing visit FCC guides about caller-ID.

BURGLARY: On February 2, at 8:15 p.m., officers responded to the 11400 block of Westmont Court in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. The homeowner reported unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the residence by throwing a rock through a rear window. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a Guess brand watch and a pair of earrings. PFC J. Hatfield is investigating.

OFFICERS RECOVER STOLEN ITEMS: On January 31 at 2:46 p.m., officers responded to the 11900 block of Acton Lane in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Officer D. Arends arrived and discovered two juveniles in the parking lot of a business selling movies, mp3 players and cell phones that had just been stolen from a nearby store. Officers found a black pellet gun in a bag belonging to a male suspect and they recovered another pellet gun and a knife in the waistband of a female suspect. The female was also a reported runaway from another county. Both juveniles were released to juvenile intake centers. The stolen items were returned to the store.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://somd.me/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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