Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (May 14, 2015)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

HOMICIDE UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Shondell Middleton, 18, of Clinton, NC, in connection with the stabbing death of Jordan Anthony Lucas, 18, of Waldorf. On May 7 at 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the 12300 block of Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old male lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex. He had stab wounds and was transported to a hospital where he died a short time later. A preliminary investigation showed the victim and two friends went to the apartment of an acquaintance with whom they had a dispute. As they knocked on the door, the acquaintance answered and an altercation ensued. The altercation continued to the parking lot where the acquaintance stabbed the victim. Officers quickly located the subjects involved in the altercation and detectives are continuing their investigation.

After reviewing evidence and witness accounts, and after conferring with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office, Middleton was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He is being detained at the Charles County Detention Center with no bond. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective J. Austin at (301) 609-6504. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY: Between May 7 and May 13, unknown suspect(s) stole an HVAC unit from a house in the 10200 block of Charles Street in La Plata. Officer B. Cox is investigating.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On May 11 at 12:15 a.m., two unknown suspect(s) attempted to break into a shed in the back of a business located near J.P. Morgan Court in Waldorf. The suspects tried to break a surveillance camera but were not successful. They then tried to enter the shed but were unable. Officer R. Walls is investigating.

OFFICER ASSAULTED DURING CALL FOR DISORDERLY PERSON: On May 10 at 9:21 a.m., officers responded to the 8900 block of Bensville Road in Waldorf for the report of a disorderly person running in the roadway. Prior to arrival, 911 received additional calls about a woman running naked in the street, jumping on and off cars. When officers arrived, they observed the woman jump off of a car. She was apprehended by a citizen and several officers who utilized an ECD to subdue her. The investigation revealed the woman was possibly under the influence of an illegal substance. She was transported to a hospital for an evaluation. Once at the hospital, the woman was combative and aggressive with hospital staff and she kicked an officer several times in the torso. She was eventually subdued. Further investigation showed the woman, age 35, had jumped out of a front window at a relative’s house, shattering the glass, before she ran in the roadway. Officer A. Bringley is continuing the investigation and charges are pending.

BURGLARY: Sometime between April 10 to May 10, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vacant house in the 7300 block of Simms Landing Road in Port Tobacco and stole items the homeowner left as they were moving out. Officer B. Cox is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between 3 p.m. and 5:23 p.m. on May 11, unknown suspect(s) broke into a residence in the 100 block of Meadow Lane in Waldorf and stole several items. Officer J. Hornickel is investigating.

THEFT: Sometime between 6 p.m. May 8 and 7 a.m. May 9, unknown suspect(s) stole rims and tires from a victim ’ s vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 10600 block of Jacksonhole Place in White Plains. Officer J. Alpert is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between May 6 and May 8, unknown suspect(s) shot four bullets into the upstairs window and siding of a vacant residence in the 6900 block of Crockett Court in Waldorf. Officer J. Bottorf is investigating.

BURGLARY: On May 7 at 10:40 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into a residence in the 1100 block of Harvard Road in Waldorf, stole several items and fled the scene. Officer P. DeBoe is investigating.

THEFT: On May 7 at 1:35 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into a vehicle in the 4000 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf, stole a watch and fled the scene. Officer S. Hooper is investigating.

ROBBERY: On May 6 at 9:38 p.m., unknown suspect(s) approached the victim while he was walking in the area of Light Arms Place in Waldorf and struck him in the back of the head. The victim fell to the ground and dropped his phone. He was able to get up and run from the scene. One of the suspects was identified as Eric Lamont Figeroux Jr., 19, of Waldorf. Figeroux was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, robbery and possession of drugs.

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: 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 . 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 .

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