Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (March 19, 2015)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

OFFICER ASSAULTED WHILE PROTECTING MAN AT COURTHOUSE: On March 12 at 9:06 a.m., court security officers assigned to the Charles County Courthouse in La Plata observed a man assault another man outside the entrance of the courthouse. The officers went to investigate and observed the 6’4”, 245 pound suspect yelling and screaming. Officers gave several commands for the suspect to surrender, but he refused. One officer attempted to approach the man, but the suspect suddenly grabbed the officer’s arm and threw him to the ground, dislocating the officer’s shoulder. Officers utilized an electric stun device and were eventually able to subdue the man who was still fighting. The suspect, age 39, was transported to a hospital for an evaluation; he did not have any apparent injuries. Cpl. S. Stanley is continuing the investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY/THEFT FROM AUTOS: On March 11 at 12:51 p.m., officers discovered three vehicles were broken into at the Mattawoman Beantown park-and-ride commuter lot. The front passenger side windows were shattered and two stereos were stolen. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for anyone who provides a tip that leads to an arrest in these thefts. Tipsters may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at Sgt. J. Dodge is investigating.

ATTEMPTED THEFT OF MOTORCYCLE: On March 11 at 7:11 a.m., two suspects entered a shed in the 5700 block of Bicknell Road in Indian Head and began pushing a motorcycle out of the shed toward a nearby pick-up truck. A homeowner observed the suspects and chased after them, but the suspects escaped. The suspects are described as two males, possibly white, about 6’0”, wearing camouflage coveralls and driving a white truck with a small utility trailer. Cpl R. Cadrette is investigating.

BURGLARY: On March 11 between 12 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke out a window of a house in the 400 block of Indian Head Avenue in Indian Head, entered inside and stole jewelry and other items. PFC B. Flynn is investigating.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On March 16 at 9:38 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Huntington Circle in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) attempted to break into the house through an open window but fled the scene once the alarm went off. Officer S. Chandler is investigating.

POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On March 16 at 8:49 p.m., Officer D. Graham conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Crain Highway near Plaza Drive in Waldorf. A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of marijuana and cash. Darris Jamal Gray, 26, of La Plata, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between 8 p.m. March 14 and 8 a.m. March 15, unknown suspect(s) scratched a slur and a satanic symbol into a car parked in front of a residence in the 6000 block of New Forest Court in Waldorf. Officer R. Gass is investigating.

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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