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Charles County Sheriff's Office

DETECTIVES CHARGE SUSPECT WITH TWO ROBBERIES: On August 27, members of the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division charged Terrance Rudolph Cooks, 48, of Indian Head, in connection with two armed robberies that occurred earlier that day at a Dash-In in Indian Head and a CVS in Bryans Road. During the robberies, Cooks entered the store, implied he had a gun, and demanded money. Investigators were able to quickly identify Cooks as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant. Cooks was located and arrested without incident. He was subsequently charged with two counts of robbery. Detective C. Gregory and Det. R. Johnson investigated.

MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT INVOLVING RELATIVE: On August 27 at 9:38 p.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of Curtis Place in Brandywine for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a man with a gunshot wound to his finger. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was arguing with the suspect – a relative – during which the suspect hit him with a gun and then shot at him, striking his finger. The victim was treated for his injury, which was not life-threatening. The suspect, Raymond Jerome Curtis, 56, of Brandywine, was charged with first-degree assault. Detective J. Austin is investigating.

DETECTIVES IDENTIFY AND ARREST SUSPECT IN CONNECTION WITH CITIZEN ROBBERY: On August 25, detectives assigned to the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division arrested Antwon James Sockwell, 26, of Washington, D.C., in connection with a citizen armed robbery that occurred on July 22 in the area of St. Marks Drive and Huntington Woods Drive in Waldorf. During the robbery, Sockwell approached two male victims, displayed a handgun, assaulted the victims, and stole their property.  Sockwell was developed as a suspect and an arrest warrant was obtained; he was located at an address in Washington, D.C. Sockwell was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Detective J. Feldman  is investigating.

BURGLARY: Sometime between August 23 and August 24, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the area of Summit Court in Indian Head and stole multiple electronics. PFC J. Harley is investigating.

BURGLARY:  On August 22, during the day time hours, unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in the 4700 block of Mason Springs Road in Indian Head and stole electronics Officer J. Jackson 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 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 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 www.ccso.us.      

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