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Incident Briefings

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

Stephen Dale Nolan

Stephen Dale Nolan

OFFICERS LOCATE SUSPECT WANTED FOR ASSAULT: On May 10, Charles County sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrant Unit located Stephen Dale Nolan, 38, of La Plata, who was wanted in connection with a brutal assault of a female acquaintance that occurred on May 8. Nolan was located at an address in Hughesville after investigators developed information about his possible whereabouts and tracked down all leads until he was found. Nolan was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, first-degree sex offense, second-degree sex offense and other charges. Det. J. Austin is investigating.

Kenny Dwight Lyles

Kenny Dwight Lyles

DETECTIVES CHARGE MAN WITH ATTEMPT MURDER OF HIS RELATIVE: Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division charged Kenny Dwight Lyles, 28, of Waldorf in connection with a shooting. On May 11 at 8:30 p.m. Lyles shot his brother at their home in the 5500 block of Brice Chapel Road in Waldorf. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his hand. Lyles turned himself in to the CCSO on May 13. Det. C. Shankster is investigating.

Guillermo Julian

Guillermo Julian

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPT MURDER OF FRIEND: On May 12 at 12:55 a.m., two men were involved in an argument in the 12600 block of Council Oak Drive in Waldorf. During the argument, Guillermo Perez Julian, 31, of Waldorf, pulled a knife and attempted to stab the victim, but the victim blocked the attack and was cut on his hand. Julian fled and the victim called 911. Upon arrival, officers located Julian and took him into custody. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for a non life-threatening injury. PFC M. Bourgeois is investigating.

WARRANT OPERATION: On May 9, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, the Maryland State Police and the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrant sweep. As a result, five Charles County fugitives were located, arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center and served their warrants.

THEFT: Sometime between May 9 and May 10, someone stole batteries from tractors and other machines near St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf. PFC R. Kimble is investigating.

DIRT BIKE STOLEN: Sometime between May 9 and May 10, someone stole a Kawasaki dirt bike from an unlocked shed in the 8100 block of Orphans Loss Place in La Plata. Officer D. Proctor is investigating.

Joseph William Johnson

Joseph William Johnson

OFFICER APPREHENDS ROBBERY SUSPECT: On May 10 at 6:22 p.m., a woman was walking toward her car in the parking lot of a grocery store on King Street in Waldorf when a man pushed her down and stole her purse. The woman yelled for help at which point Sgt. P. Gregory, who was in the area conducting a patrol check, spotted the suspect and pursued him on foot. Sgt. Gregory was able to apprehend the suspect and recover the woman’s purse. Joseph William Johnson, 46, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with robbery and assault.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit ccso.us.

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