Charles County Sheriff's Office

Incident Briefing

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.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Feb. 14 at 2:52 a.m., officers responded to the La Quinta Inn, 11770 Business Park Drive in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Investigation showed the suspect, Channan Leea Nichols, 27, of Silver Spring was attending a large party at the hotel when she began arguing with several partygoers. She entered a room that was not registered to her at which time she produced a knife and stabbed a female in the hand. Two private security guards, who were hired for the party, were stabbed as they attempted to escort Nichols out of the room. The victims were transported to area hospitals with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Officers located Nichols on the scene and arrested her. She was subsequently charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Det. Wimberly 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 and 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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