A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby, although he still faces criminal charges in Pennsylvania.
Judge Mark Mastroianni ruled Thursday that Katherine McKee didn't adequately show Cosby defamed her when his representatives called a 2014 New York Daily News story on her rape allegations defamatory and demanded a retraction.
The former actress alleged the 79-year-old Cosby raped her in a Detroit hotel in 1974.
McKee was among dozens of women to come forward with allegations recently and among at least eight suing for defamation in Massachusetts, where Cosby owns a home.
Cosby's lawyers called Thursday's decision the "correct outcome." McKee's attorneys didn't immediately comment.
In Pennsylvania, "The Cosby Show" star has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a former employee at Temple University.
Tiffany Trump said she'd be happy to hang out with "The View" host Whoopi Goldberg at New York Fashion Week.
On Wednesday’s episode of her show the outspoken Goldberg defended President Trump’s daughter after no one would sit next to the 23-year-old at a New York Fashion week event.
“You know what, Tiffany, I’m supposed to go to a couple more shows. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m coming to sit with you,” she said on the show. “Because nobody’s talking politics. You’re looking at fashion! She doesn’t want to talk about her dad! She’s looking at the fashion!”
Goldberg’s defending of Tiffany Trump comes as a surprise as the co-host of “The View” has been extremely vocal against the President. And Goldberg even noted there was a difference between boycotting Ivanka’s line and the means girls of NYFW.
“And people say what is the difference between people boycotting Ivanka. There is a difference. That’s all about buying stuff. You’re buying stuff. This girl is looking at fashion, and she’s just looking at fashion.”
And without talking about President Trump, Goldberg explained she knows what Tiffany Trump must feel like.
“I don’t want to talk about your dad, but, girl, I will sit next to you. Because I’ve been there where people said, ‘We’re not going to sit next to you.’ I’ll find your ass and sit next to you!”
Riley Keough has fond memories of her famous stepfather.
The 27-year-old actress whose mother is Lisa Marie Presley and grandfather the late Elvis, sat down with the New York Times’ T Magazine to talk about her sexually-fueled Starz series, “The Girlfriend Experience.” During the chat, she got candid about Michael Jackson.
“I loved him,” she told the magazine and revealed how, despite being mostly raised by her father between Hawaii and Los Angeles, she often made frequent pit stops at Graceland and Neverland Ranch.
“There were toys everywhere, animals everywhere, kids everywhere,” said Keough about her time at the King of Pop’s estate in Los Olivos, Calif. “It was like being at Disneyland all day.”
That wasn’t the only way the star’s childhood was different. Keough explained how her father home-schooled her temporarily because a traditional education became, what the publication called, “too much of a nuisance.”
“Looking back on it, I’m like, ‘Wow, my upbringing was very intense,’” she said.
In 1988, Lisa Marie married musician Danny Keough, with whom she had a son, Benjamin, and daughter, Riley. The couple divorced in 1994 and Lisa Marie married Jackson later that year and divorced in 1996.
She then married actor Nicholas Cage in 2002, but divorced in 2004. Lisa Marie married guitarist/producer Michael Lockwood in 2006 and divorced in 2016 after 10 years of marriage. They share twin girls, Harper and Finley.
Jackson died from a cardiac arrest at age 50 in 2009.
In Hollywood, celebrity relationships come and go, often getting forgotten as new romances emerge. Case in point: Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz not only once dated but were engaged, too.
Kidman revealed the news in a recent interview with Net-A-Porter’s The Edit. While discussing her new show, “Big Little Lies,” and her co-stars â€• one of whom, Zoë Kravitz, is Lenny’s daughter â€• Kidman said she already knew the “Divergent” actress “because I was engaged to her father.”
“It’s all in the family!” she added. “I love Lenny; he’s a great guy.”
Kidman and Lenny dated in 2003, a couple years after her divorce from Tom Cruise, People reports. Rumors about the former couple’s engagement made their way into the celebrity news cycle, as they do, though it was never confirmed.
Kidman did, however, admit in a 2007 Vanity Fair interview that she was secretly engaged at one point, though didn’t reveal the fiancé’s name. The engagement didn’t result in marriage, she said, because “it just wasn’t right. I wasn’t ready. We weren’t ready.”
Of course, Kidman is now married to country star Keith Urban, but it appears she remains on good terms with her former flame. The three of them even posed for some photos at the CMT Awards in 2013.
This news is tearin’ up our hearts.
Lance Bass revealed to Entertainment Tonight’s Katie Krause that the members of *NSYNC are planning a special music release to coincide with an upcoming album anniversary, along with a reunion appearance.
“We’re coming out with a really cool vinyl edition of our Christmas album because it’s coming up on the 20 years of that [1998 ‘Home for Christmas’] album,” he told ET. “And then we’re going to be getting our star on the [Hollywood] Walk of Fame this year at some point.”
Bass elaborated that the crew still has to decide on a date.
“We’re terrible at planning things ... We’re five guys, so for us to make a decision about anything is really hard, so we just need to do it. So hopefully maybe around Christmas time,” he said. “It’ll be fun to see everybody again.”
We can’t wait to see Bass, Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and JC Chasez all together again. 2017 is lookin’ up.
Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the CCSO has received a grant from Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) to fund training of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). “UAS have proven to be an extremely effective and efficient tool for first responders, while operating at a fraction of the cost typically seen with manned aircraft platforms. While the potential missions for UAS continue to grow, Charles County plans to utilize it for community outreach and demonstrations, active shooter situations, accident investigations, tactical / rescue operations, emergency and disaster response, hazardous material incidents, hostage negotiations, and calls for missing or lost person(s), among others,” Sheriff Berry said. Timothy Ailsworth, Executive Director of LGIT said, “Charles County is one of our largest members, and they are leaders in advancing the use of technology. We are glad to help make this training happen.”
In order to develop, maintain and operate the best and safest program, the CCSO must meet or exceed the standards set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “One of these standards mandates that all UAS pilots receive formal UAS training in pre-flight safety considerations, airspace and piloting practices. Creating a solid foundation is essential not only because it ensures that best practices are followed, but it also significantly increases safety and reduces liability,” said Lt. David Kelly, a CCSO commander and licensed pilot.
As first responders in Charles County, the Department of Emergency Services and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have partnered together to best implement and maximize resources. “We are on the forefront of UAS technology and have found ourselves on the leading edge of seeing its potential in public safety. If adopting this technology aids in locating a missing child or saves the life of a person, then it is an endeavor worth making and one I’m excited to be a part of. The benefits and potential are limitless if done correctly, in the safest possible manner,” said John Filer, Chief of the Charles County Department of Emergency Services.
The use of the grant funds will provide first responders with the necessary training and hands-on experience to operate the UAS safely and in compliance with mandates established by the FAA.
The Calvert County Board of Education will hold a joint meeting with the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Brooks Administration Building. Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, will preview the budget that will be presented to the public at 7:00 p.m. that evening at Calvert High School.
For additional information, please contact Karen Maxey, Administrative Assistant to the Board, at email@example.com.
On February 10, 2017, Detective M. Hulse of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the Charles Regional Medical Center located in La Plata, Maryland for the report of child abuse. The investigation revealed a three-year-old juvenile victim received serious injuries while in the care and custody of 21-year-old Elijah Holmes Jr, of Lexington Park, Maryland. Due to the severity of the victim's injuries, he was transported to another hospital for further medical treatment.
The initial account of events provided by Holmes on how the victim received the injuries was not consistent with medical reports. Subsequently, an additional interview was conducted. At that time, Holmes admitted to shaking the victim out of anger until he became lifeless.
Holmes was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center on February 15, 2017, where he was charged with the following:
Child Abuse 2nd Degree-Custodian
Assault Second Degree
Additional charges may be forthcoming pending a review with the State’s Attorney. Holmes is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no bond status.
Elijah Holmes Jr, of Lexington Park
On December 7, 2016 at approximately 3:52 a.m., Troopers responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a home invasion/assault. Investigation revealed the suspect, Durez Lindell Creek B/M 28 y.o.a. broke into the victim’s home and assaulted one of the occupants with a crow bar. Mr. Creek fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victim sustained injuries (non life-threatening) and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. Attempts to locate Mr. Creek were negative. An application for charges was submitted and an arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Creek.
UPDATE: On February 16, 2017 members from the Maryland State Police, Maryland State Apprehension Team located Mr. Creek at an address on Rogers Drive, Lexington Park. Mr. Creek was arrested without incident and taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
Mr. Creek had a total of 6 outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Leonardtown, MD – Have an interest in weather? Would you like to help your local National Weather Service (NWS) office by providing firsthand on the ground accounts on what we observe from radar, satellites and various reporting stations? Then consider attending the SKYWARN® program Basic course.
The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology will host a SKYWARN – Basics training on March 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. The training will take place at 23090 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
By attending this course, participants will be trained by NWS personal to recognize features associated with developing, mature and dissipating thunderstorms which cause hazardous weather such as lightning, flooding, hail, tornadoes and downbursts. Attendees will also learn basics about winter weather and tropical hazards.
At the end of the course you will be assigned a SKYWARN® spotter number which will be maintained in the official database at the NWS in Sterling, Virginia. You will also be directed how to report this vital weather information.
Registering for a SKYWARN® Class
Pre-registration is required for all classes. This is necessary to control class size and provide the proper amount of handouts. Classes have a limited amount of space. If you register for a class and cannot make it, please notify us so we can make your spot available to someone else. Upcoming classes are announced on this page. All training classes and SKYWARN® membership are free.
To register for this SKYWARN Basics training go to: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/skywarn. For more information, please call 301-475-4200 Ext. *2124.
The Board of Education at its Feb. 14 meeting honored six Charles County Public Schools students for excellence and accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Catherine Smith, fifth-grade student, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School; Thomas Nguyen, fifth-grade student, Arthur Middleton Elementary School; Maya Cauley, fifth-grade student, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School; Aaliyah Jamison, fifth-grade student, William B. Wade Elementary School; Katarina Lile, eighth-grade student, Matthew Henson Middle School; and Tabitha Thorne, senior, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center.
The Board honored Smith in the area of academic achievement and as an exemplary student. Her teachers know her as a role model and a well-rounded student. On her last report card, Smith earned straight A grades and has been on the honor roll each quarter since she started third grade. She shows attention to detail in her work, provides thorough answers and completes all assignments on time. Smith is in both the accelerated reading and math groups, reads above grade level and was chosen for the school math team for the past two years. She is a member of All-County Chorus, the Jenifer drama club and the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) team. Outside of school, Smith likes to cook, bake and enjoys computers and video games.
The Board recognized Nguyen in the area of career readiness. He has attended Middleton since prekindergarten and is known as a student who puts his best in all he does. Nguyen’s teacher, Meagan Opiekun, describes him as a role model student with a desire to help others. He excels in the classroom and strives to be a lawyer and eventually a judge. He enjoys problem solving and analyzing concepts to understand how things work. Nguyen said he first wanted to be a police officer but changed his focus on law so he can take on a bigger role in the community. He is also a member of the Lego Robotics team at Middleton and is an honor roll student. In his spare time, Nguyen enjoys spending time with his family, playing outside and video games.
Cauley was recognized in the area of personal responsibility for serving as a role model for her peers at Dr. Mudd. She has attended the school since prekindergarten and has received straight A grades for the past nine quarters. Cauley receives gifted services in math and is a member of the school math team. She also received a top math score on a recent county assessment. She is known by her teachers as a leader and an engaged scholar who follows through with her work. Cauley demonstrates responsibility, a commitment to her studies and a high level of organizational skills. She is goal oriented and pushes herself to do her best. While not in school, Cauley loves to read novels and play video games. She also plays the flute in the school band.
Jamison was recognized in the area of academic achievement and exemplifies the spirit of a Wade Wildcat. A motto at Wade is learning that excellence is not a destination but part of a process that means showing up to school each day, ready to work hard and learn. Jamison exemplifies this motto and maintains honor roll grades. She is an engaged learner in the classroom and works well with her classmates. Jamison is active on the Wade MESA team and participates in several extracurricular activities. She is in accelerated math and reading programs and was recently recognized as a Ben Carson Scholarship candidate. She takes pride in her schoolwork and enjoys helping her peers.
Lile is an honor roll student at Henson and was recognized by the Board in the area of academic achievement. She has a grade-point average of 4.063 and served as a member of Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Hill’s Middle School Student Advisory Council. She is a National Junior Honor Society member, participates in the school drama club and ran track for the past three years. Lile is currently enrolled in the Scholars Course of Study and takes geometry at Maurice J. McDonough High School. She plans to study biology with a focus on zoology after she graduates and volunteers at local animal shelters. Lile is also active outside of school as a member of the Southern Maryland Sabres ice hockey team, a community swim team and takes ballet classes.
Thorne is enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program at the Stethem Center and was honored by the Board in the area of career readiness. She consistently demonstrates responsibility, discipline and self-respect, which are focal areas of positive citizenship at Stethem. Thorne is the Stethem SkillsUSA chapter president and participates in the Best Buddies program at her home school, La Plata High School. She plans to become a physician after she graduates and was recently accepted into the Harvard Medical School Leadership program. Thorne hopes to attend Jacksonville University in the fall to start her pre-medical studies. Thorne has received awards from the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, Congress of Future Medical Leaders and the Society of Torch and Laurel. She also volunteers in her church community and works at Sky Zone in Waldorf.
On Feb. 15 at 5:35 a.m., officers responded to the area of Smallwood Drive West near Thoroughbred Court in Waldorf for the report of a crash involving a bicyclist. Investigation revealed the cyclist was traveling in the right travel lane of Smallwood Drive West when he was struck by an SUV, which was also in the right lane. The driver of the SUV attempted to swerve to prevent striking the bicycle, but she was unable to avoid the collision. The victim, a 59-year-old male from Waldorf, was flown to a hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. The bicycle was equipped with flashing lights on the front and rear of the bike. Cpl. W. B. Saunders is investigating.
Leonardtown, MD - The Airport Advisory Committee has established a subcommittee to review and revise the current draft of the Airport Rules. The subcommittee will meet Friday, February 17, in the Captain Walter F. Duke Terminal conference room (at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport) beginning at 6 p.m.
If you have any questions about the Airport Advisory Committee, please contact the Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-863-8400.
With the tax filing season under way less than a month, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that his office has detected more than $1.1 million in fraudulent requests from 760 income tax filers. The tax season began January 23.
“Tax fraud and identity theft represents the single greatest risk facing taxpayers today,” Comptroller Franchot said. “My team of highly-skilled fraud detectors uses state-of the-art technology to identify fraud while processing returns. Guarding honest Marylanders’ hard-earned money and keeping it safe remains a top priority for me and the members of my team.”
With more than 580,000 electronic and paper returns processed so far this season, Comptroller Franchot urges Marylanders to file electronically as it’s the most secure and efficient way to submit a tax return. Most Marylanders who file electronically receive their state refunds within three business days.
In the past three weeks, the Comptroller has:
· Announced 20 tax preparers added to last year’s list of 68 locations in which his office has stopped processing returns.
· Warned Maryland taxpayers and business about a W-2 phishing scam.
· Announced four indictments in tax fraud schemes with Attorney General Brian Frosh.
Since becoming Comptroller ten years ago, the Comptroller’s Questionable Returns Detection Team has blocked nearly 76,000 fraudulent returns worth more than $174 million.
The tax filing deadline this year is Monday, April 18, 2017, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Marylanders can file their state tax returns electronically through the state’s free iFile system, which can be accessed online at www.marylandtaxes.com. A list of other approved vendors to file electronically can also be found on the website.
Free state tax assistance is available at all of the Comptroller’s 12 taxpayer service offices, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on any tax-related matter, visit www.marylandtaxes.com, call 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) or 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BURGLARY: On Feb. 13 at 5:55 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into three storage sheds in the 2500 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and stole tools. M/Cpl. W. R. Jackson is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Feb. 13 at 1:45 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into several sheds in the 2700 block of Old Washington Road and stole tools. Pfc S. Chandler is investigating.
OFFICERS RECOVER DRUGS WHILE INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On Feb. 12 at 10:35 p.m., officers responded to the 8700 block of Plenty Highlands Place in La Plata for the report of suspicious activity. A witness observed people moving things from a vacant house. Upon approach, officers observed a large quantity of marijuana on the kitchen counter. Vice/Narcotics officers responded and obtained a search warrant where they recovered over two pounds of marijuana; counterfeit money; and other drug paraphernalia. Michael Garrett Hardy, 25, of Glenn Dale; Alexandria Esposito, 20, of Port Tobacco; Gerome Lee Rogers, 25 of Port Tobacco; and William Atha Westry, 20, of Washington, D.C. were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On Feb. 11 at 9:25 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Lombard Drive and Lexington Drive in Waldorf after observing a violation. Upon approaching the car, officers detected the odor of marijuana. Officers recovered 15 bags of marijuana and a variety of prescription drugs inside the vehicle. Deante Farrel Proctor, 29, of Pomfret, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs. Pfc. C. Chamblee is investigating.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Joseph Allen Milburn Jr. (Age 28 of Dameron, MD) as a distributor of heroin. Undercover purchases by detectives resulted in suspect Milburn’s indictment and he was subsequently arrested for “Distribution of Heroin.” He was initially held without bond.
Joseph Allen Milburn Jr. (Age 28 of Dameron, MD)
Burglary Case #17-7654:
On February 12, 2017, Deputy S. Rediker responded to St. Leonard Road, in St. Leonard, for the report of a burglary. The owner of the residence explained that a family member, later identified as Olivia Hefter, 23, with no fixed address, had asked if she could move in with them and they had told her she could not. Later the next day, February 13th, the homeowner went into their guest bedroom and found Hefter on the floor. She had broken into the residence in the middle of the night by damaging the basement door. She was transported to the Detention Center and charged with 3rd and 4th Degree Burglary and Trespassing on Private Property.
Burglary Case #17-7621:
On February 12, 2017, at approximately 3:00am, Deputy J. Ward was dispatched to Kings Landing Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival he made contact with Grace Fadely, 22, of Lusby, who was outside the residence and had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breath. She appeared to be in a state of confusion and distress while attempting to explain why she was there (to help the dogs). The victim explained they do not own dogs and do not know Ms. Fadely. They had been awakened in the middle of the night by a loud banging noise from outside their residence. Damage to a glass panel of a rear sliding door was discovered and a front porch table leg was also broken. The victim stated the items were not broken when they went to bed. Due to the smell of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her person, Deputy Ward charged Fadely with Attempted Burglary in the Forth Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1,000 and Disorderly Conduct.
Burglary Case #17-6951:
On February 8, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Deputy C. Callison was dispatched to Towanda Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary. He met with the victim who stated someone had broken into their house and stole a black HP laptop that was sitting on their kitchen counter. Over the past two (2) days they had come home to find the front door unlocked and that today the laptop was missing. They searched the rest of the house and found that the basement door was also unlocked. This case is suspended pending further information.
CDS Violation Case #17-7488:
On February 11, 2017, at approximately 12:00pm, Deputy G. Gott observed a vehicle traveling on Market Square Drive, in Prince Frederick, with a broken brake light. He conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Joseph Thompson, III, 52, of Hughesville, MD. Deputy C. Childress and his K9 partner, Flip, arrived to assist with the stop. K9 Flip detected a positive alert for contraband. During a search of Thompson’s person, a plastic container was found in his right front pocket, containing sixteen (16) green pills (oxycodone). He was not able to provide proof that he was prescribed the medication. Joseph was placed under arrest for CDS: Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (oxycodone) and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. He also received appropriate paperwork for his broken brake light.
Destruction of Property Case #17-7159:
On February 9, 2017, Deputy A. Curtin was dispatched to Oakcrest Drive, in St. Leonard, for the report of damaged property. He met with the victim who explained he noticed his rear motion lights turn on, so had gone outside to investigate. He discovered his truck had been spray painted with orange paint. The investigation revealed the victim had prior verbal disagreements with a nearby neighbor and other witnesses were able to provide a description. Deputy Curtin then contacted Michael Turner, 57, of St. Leonard, who fit the description and who made statements incriminating his self. He observed an opened can of orange spray paint near Turner, orange paint on his index finger and jeans. He was arrested for Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.00 and transported to the Detention Center for processing.
Damaged Property/Burglary Case #17-6921:
On February 8, 2017, Deputy D. Naughton was dispatched to Overlook Drive, in Lusby, for the report of damage to property. After meeting with the complainant, he was advised a few weeks prior someone had broken into their home by kicking in the basement door. At that time Deputies had recommended additional steps to secure the basement door but the suspect(s) were able to bypass the additional security measures taken. The case be suspended pending further suspect(s) information.
Damaged Property Case #17-6462:
On February 6, 2017, Deputy A. Ostazeski responded to Foxwood Lane, a new home construction site located in Lusby, for a report of damaged property. He made contact with the complainant who advised sometime between 2:00pm on February 4 and 6:30am on February 6, two (2) excavators were damaged. Both excavators had their front windshields and control panels broken out from a large branch striking them. During the investigation several pieces of fabric and fencing had been found in the nearby woods, which were used to construct a small fort. Deputy Ostazeski also located an extra-large, black hooded sweatshirt and a children’s tie-die shirt with "NJ" written on the tag. If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Disorderly Conduct Case #17-6814:
On February 7, 2017, Deputy R. Weems and Deputy J. Hardesty were dispatched to Pinecrest Court, in Lusby, for the report of disorderly subjects in the area. Upon arrival they located a male and female standing in Pinecrest Court and several residents outside looking to see what was going on. A third person joined the other two and began yelling while walking away. They were asked to stop the disorderly behavior, as their actions continued to draw attention of the neighbors. The subjects identified as Kirsten Townsend, 18, Tyree Johnson, 20, and Joshua Parker, 27, of Lusby, were all charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failing to Obey a Reasonable Lawful Order and Interfering with an arrest. Additionally, Parker and Johnson were charged with possession of marijuana on a civil citation.
Theft Case #17-7498:
On February 11, 2017, at approximately 1:00pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to the Walmart in Prince Frederick to investigate a shoplifting with a shoplifter in custody. He made contact with the Security Officer who stated he witnessed a female shopper remove tags from clothing, placing the items into a bag inside her cart and then push the cart past all check-out points. The shoplifter, Brenda Hill, 51, of Aquasco, MD, was escorted back to the security office where Deputy Rzepkowski made contact with her. All items were recovered and she took responsibility for her actions. Hill was placed under arrest for Theft Less than $1,000.00 and transported to the Detention Center.
Update: Homicide suspect, Charles Leon Thompson, Jr. turned himself into Charles County sheriff's detectives late Monday evening. He was charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Miaquita Gray who was shot and killed on February 4. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center. More information will be released Tuesday.
Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have located Anthony Dangelo Wilkins, 33, who was wanted in connection with the murder of Miaquita Gray. Gray was shot and killed on February 4 at the sports bar, Beer 4 U, in Waldorf. According to Virginia law enforcement authorities, Wilkins was involved in a shooting with Virginia State Police on February 12. He was taken to a hospital where detectives from the CCSO responded and confirmed his identity. A second suspect in the homicide, Charles Leon Thompson, Jr., 33, of Waldorf, has not been located. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the tip that leads to the arrest of Thompson. The details of the shooting are as follows:
On February 4 at 1:25 a.m., officers responded to a business, Beer 4 U, located at 2177 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two people with gunshot wounds. Miaquita Gray, 26, of Lexington Park, had a gunshot wound to the upper body; she was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased. A 24-year-old male was grazed in the leg during the shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed there had been an altercation inside the business prior to the shooting, during which a male acquaintance of Gray was assaulted. Shortly after the altercation, the man went outside to talk with Gray, who had just left. Wilkins and Thompson, who had been involved in the earlier assault, were in the parking lot when Wilkins pulled a gun and fired multiple rounds, striking Gray and wounding another man. It does not appear Gray was the intended target. Both suspects fled the scene and neither have been located.
Additional Charges have been added to the Grandmother of the 15-month-old overdose victim. Those charges are listed below. The Grandmother has been identified as 55-year-old Judith Anne Badrian Tetreault, of Lusby. She remains at the Calvert County Detention Center on a no bond status.
1. Child Abuse 1st and 2nd Degree
2. Attempted Poisoning
3. Assault 1st Degree
4. Neglect of a Minor
5. Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
On Friday February 10th the Maryland Department of Child Protective Services called the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to report a child that appeared to have been poisoned. Detectives learned that on February 09th a mother rushed a 1-year-old boy to Calvert Memorial Hospital. An investigation determined the child had earlier been in the care of his grandmother in her Lusby residence. A short time after the mother picked the infant up he appeared to be very lethargic and was exhibiting symptoms of being poisoned. She immediately rushed the child to the emergency room. The medical staff began treating the infant by administering several doses of Naloxone. The infant was eventually transferred to the Georgetown University Medial Center for further evaluation. It was determined the child was suffering from a methadone overdose. He was treated extensively for the overdose and was monitored for cardiac and respiratory issues. The medical staff listed the child in critical/acute status.
Based on the investigation the grandmother in this case has been charged on a warrant with Child Abuse 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. The grandmother has been arrested at her residence without incident.
Billingsley Road will have a single lane closure with flagging operations to begin on or about Monday, Feb. 13 and continue approximately for two weeks, between the hours of 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. Construction may be extended due to inclement weather or other conditions. This is in part of the Charles County Government's Middletown Road and Billingsley Road Roundabout Project.
For more information, contact Art Swann at 301-885-1314 or SwannA@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.