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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Officer Apprehends Man Breaking into Cars and Locates Loaded Gun and Stolen Property

DATE: May 19, 2021                 

CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On May 13 at 7:20 a.m., officers responded to the area of 1014 St. Pauls Drive in Waldorf for the report of a male in dark clothing pulling on the door handles of several cars parked in the neighborhood. The first officer on the scene located the subject and recovered a loaded handgun the man had in his waistband. A check revealed the suspect had an open warrant. Further, officers recovered property that was stolen from several vehicles nearby and later linked him to a theft that occurred on a different day. Bernard Raymon Butler, 37, of Suitland was arrested and charged with theft, destruction of property and illegal possession of a firearm – he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. Butler was released on May 17 on a $20,000 bond. Officer C. Stine is investigating.

Bernard Raymon Butler

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