The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.
ASSAULT ARREST: On March 18 at 2:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Sea Lion Place in Waldorf for a reported burglary in progress. The investigation revealed that Jason Richard Gantt, 30, of Temple Hills, forcibly entered the residence and assaulted a 30-year-old woman and a 12-year-old child. Officers arrested Gantt and charged him with first- and second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree assault. Gantt was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner. Gantt and the victims are known to one another. Officer M. O’Shields investigated.
MISSING ELDERLY WOMAN LOCATED: On March 16 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer C. Collins observed a vehicle driving south in the northbound lanes of Route 210 near Glymont during a period of heavy snowfall. The officer stopped the vehicle, which pulled into a nearby parking lot. The officer approached the driver and recognized her as the subject of a “Silver Alert” issued two hours earlier by the Virginia State Police. He transported the woman to the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, where Emergency Medical Services personnel evaluated her. The CCSO contacted the woman’s family, who responded to the Fire Department to reunite with the woman and retrieved the woman’s car from the parking lot where the traffic stop occurred.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment in an unsolved crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime 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.