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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Detectives Charge Suspect in Connection with Homicide in Bryans Road

DATE: November 8, 2018   
CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH HOMICIDE: On November 2, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into a possible missing person. Family members of Ronaj Henderson, 22, of Bryans Road, last saw him in the morning hours of October 27. During the course of the investigation, it was learned the victim had been shot in the area of Bryans Road by a person known to him and his body was left somewhere in western Charles County. The investigation led detectives to the area of Riverside Road and Smith Point Road in Nanjemoy. On November 4, Henderson’s body was found in a wooded area. Based on additional information, detectives identified the suspect as Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road. Thompson was located in Arlington, VA on November 4 and was subsequently extradited to the Charles County Detention Center on November 7 where he was charged with first-degree murder and other related charges. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com. 

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 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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