Charles County Sheriff's Office

Update on Motor Vehicle Crash Involving 10-Year-Old Child

UPDATE ON MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH INVOLVING 10-YEAR-OLD CHILD: On April 12, James Elek Maples, 10, of Waldorf, passed away as a result of injuries he sustained after being struck by a car on April 10 in the 2700 block of McDaniel Road in Waldorf. Maples was riding his bicycle in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a Nissan Altima. He was transported to Children’s Hospital with critical injuries. Maples was wearing a helmet and was in the company of his mother and two friends when he was struck. The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old woman, remained on the scene. The Traffic Operations Unit is continuing the investigation.

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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