Charles County Sheriff's Office

Incident Briefings Sept. 19, 2016

DOMESTIC ASSAULT/SUICIDE: On Sept. 18 at 8:08 p.m., officers responded to the 15000 block of Covington Road in Brandywine for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 35-year-old male with a self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was pronounced deceased on the scene. A female in the house, who had facial injuries, reported the male assaulted her with the gun and then shot himself. The woman was flown to a hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Det. S. Webster is investigating.

OFFICERS LOCATE ROBBERY SUSPECT: On Sept. 18 at 5:23 p.m., officers responded to the area of Route 228 near Mill Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking. Investigation showed the suspect, Dimitri Sharp, 25, of Temple Hills, assaulted his girlfriend and then carjacked her vehicle. Officers spotted the car near Route 228 and Western Parkway and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Sharp fled striking a car. Sharp continued to flee and suddenly jumped out of the car and fled in a wooded area. Officers A. Coulby, J. Bottorf, and B. Clark and his K9 partner tracked Sharp to the area of Lady Allison Court where Sharp was apprehended. No one was injured during the carjacking and subsequent crash. Sharp was charged with carjacking, robbery, and assault.

Sharp, Dimitri Johanson
Sharp, Dimitri

DETECTIVES CHARGE MAN WITH ROBBERY: On Sept. 15, Det. J. Feldman charged Daniel Jervan Shaw, 18, of Washington, DC, in connection with the February 8 robbery of a pharmacy on Technology Place in Waldorf. During the robbery Shaw and an accomplice jumped the pharmacy counter and stole two bottles of cough syrup, threatening a clerk with a metal pipe. Through the course of the investigation, Shaw was identified as a suspect. He was located in a detention center in Washington, DC, and was subsequently charged with armed robbery. The investigation is ongoing.

Shaw, Daniel Jervan
Shaw, Daniel

THEFT FROM AUTO: On Sept. 14, during the daytime hours, unknown suspect(s) broke into two cars parked in the commuter parking lot at 3099 Livingston Road in Bryans Road and stole items. Pfc. J. Harley is investigating.

BURGLARIES: On Sept. 14, officers responded to the 2100 block of Bonnie Lane in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation showed unknown suspect(s) broke into a shed and stole lawn equipment. While on the scene, a neighbor reported some fishing supplies had been stolen from his garage. Officer C. Chamblee is investigating.

THREE SUSPECTS CHARGED WITH THEFTS: Between Sept. 2 – 6, officers took three theft reports at a construction site in Waldorf. On Sept. 13, a citizen found some of the stolen items, including copper, in a wooded area. Detectives set up surveillance and observed three suspects cutting the copper for scrap. Dario Harley Smith, 25, of Waldorf, John Ariel Cargill, 18, of no fixed address, and Ralph Herman Ballengee, 18, of Waldorf, were arrested and charged with theft. Officers R. Johnson, E. Weaver, and R. Boggs made the arrests.

Ballengee, Ralph Herman
Ballengee, Ralph

Smith, Dario Harley
Smith, Dario

Cargill, John Ariel
Cargill, John

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