Charles County Sheriff's Office

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 and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

DETECTIVES SEEK LEADS IN FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On August 16 at 12:05 a.m., officers responded to a playground near the lake behind Light Arms Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Investigation showed a male, 28, and a female, 49, were at the park when two males approached and ordered them to the ground. The victims complied but when the male victim stood up, he was shot in the face, possibly with a pellet gun or a 22 caliber rifle. The suspects fled without taking anything. The male victim was transported to a hospital with serious injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. Detectives are looking into the possibility that robbery was a motive; there have been no similar incidents in that area. In addition, the victims told investigators they noticed another person on the playground equipment close to where they were sitting just prior to the assault. Detectives would like to hear from that person. The suspects are described as black males wearing dark clothes. One suspect appeared to be in his early twenties, 5’9”, 140 lbs., dark complexion, short hair and a goatee. He was wearing a black jacket with tan shirt underneath and dark pants. The second suspect appeared to be in his late twenties to early thirties with a husky build. He was wearing a dark ski mask. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. A. Celia at (301) 609-6518. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous, may contact  Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in this case.

MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE: On August 16 at 12:04 p.m., a retired CCSO officer observed a drug transaction at a business on Acton Lane in Waldorf. The officer contacted CCSO communications and followed the accused to the 200 block of Brent Road. Responding officers attempted to stop the car, but the driver tried to flee and struck a curb. The driver jumped out of the car and began throwing bags of marijuana into the storm drain. Officers recovered 11 baggies. Cpl. C. Roberts and his K-9 partner conducted a scan on the vehicle and located another baggie of marijuana. The suspect, Albert Louis Tayman, 20, of Waldorf was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Officer S. Hooper made the arrest.

THEFT: Between August 14 and August 15, unknown suspect(s) stole four tires and rims from a GMC truck parked in the 2500 block of Merganser Court in Waldorf.  Officer C. Chamblee is investigating.

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 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      

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