Charles Co. Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (July 21, 2015)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: On July 13 at 3:02 a.m., officers at the Charles County Detention Center were conducting rounds when they observed a male inmate – who was the sole occupant of a cell – sitting on the floor with a bed sheet wrapped around his neck and tied to a top bunk. The man was unconscious. Officers took immediate action by entering the cell and quickly removing the sheet. They called paramedics, initiated CPR and utilized an automated external defibrillator. The man, Tevin Garcia, 24, of no fixed address, was transported to a hospital where he died a short time later. An autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore revealed Garcia died as a result of asphyxiation and the manner of death was ruled a suicide. Garcia had been at the detention center since July 6 for a misdemeanor charge and was unable to post a $100 bond. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division investigated.

THEFT FROM AUTO: On July 21, during the overnight hours, someone broke into a car in the 1000 block of Stoddert Avenue in Waldorf and stole a wallet. Officers processed the scene and located evidence which had been left behind. Cpl. R. Heishman is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Between July 18 and July 19, someone broke out a window of a car parked in the 3000 block of Huntington Circle in Waldorf. Nothing was reported stolen. PFC P. Morgan, III, is investigating.

THEFT OF WHEELS AND RIMS: On July 17 at 5:41 a.m., unknown suspect(s) stole four tires and rims from an SUV parked in the 5100 block of Jumprock Court in Waldorf. PFC K. Newman is investigating.

THEFTS FROM AUTOS: During the overnight hours of July 15, unknown suspect(s) rummaged through several unlocked cars in the Piney Grove and Charles Crossing areas in Waldorf. Nothing of value was reported stolen but it was clear the cars had been entered. Officers processed the vehicles for evidence. Cpl. J. Jones 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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