On February 19, detectives arrested Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf, in connection with the homicide of Bradley Alan Brown, 17, who was shot and killed on February 18 in the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road, MD. While detectives continue to follow up on information, they have established the shooting was not random and appears to be drug-related. Freeman was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and other related charges. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. R. Johnson at (301) 609-6453. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.
On February 18, shortly before 7 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road for the report of the sound of multiple gunshots. When officers arrived, they found the victim, Bradley Alan Brown, 17, in his driveway. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives are pursuing leads and it does not appear this is a random shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. R. Johnson at (301) 609-6453. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case. The investigation is ongoing.
On February 16 at 4:53 p.m., officers responded to the St Charles Towne Center in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they located a 16-year-old male with a stab wound to his face. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspects had engaged in a verbal argument prior to the victim being stabbed with a screwdriver. The victim was transported to a hospital and admitted with injuries that were not life-threatening. After the stabbing, the suspects fled in a silver Nissan Altima. Through investigative work, officers were able to track the suspects’ vehicle to a house in White Plains. A search warrant was served at the residence and evidence was recovered. Officers obtained arrest warrants for Jashawn Kimquan Damon Barnes, 22, and Taquan Alfair Williams, 27, both of White Plains. Williams was arrested on February 17 and charged with second-degree assault. He is being held with no bond at the Charles County Detention Center. Detectives are trying to locate Barnes who has an active arrest warrant charging him with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other related charges. Anyone with information about Barnes’ whereabouts is asked to call Detective Gregory at (301) 609-6507. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.
ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 17, 2020) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Zachary Tanner, from Mechanicsville, Maryland, assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM-72), installs a bonding wire onto the center stab of an MH-60R Seahawk in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dalton Lowing)
On February 15, shortly before 2 a.m., a patrol officer responded to the area of Larkspur Court in Waldorf for the report of loud music and two males loitering inside a car. When the officer arrived, he exited his cruiser and approached the vehicle on foot. Upon seeing the officer, the subjects fled. A few minutes later, an officer observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive at a high rate of speed. The driver also failed to stop at a red traffic signal at Route 5. At that time, the officer activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the car, which was a significant distance away. As the officer neared the 2400 block of Old Washington Road, he noticed the vehicle had crashed into a wooded area and the occupants had been ejected. Both males were transported to a hospital. The driver, 23 of Waldorf, was admitted with serious injuries and the passenger, 31, of Lexington Park, was admitted with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was the same car that fled from Larkspur Court. Officers learned the driver had four open warrants including one for second-degree rape and another for failure to appear in court on a robbery charge. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to call Cpl. Hemsley at (301) 609-5903. The investigation is ongoing.