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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Responding to Dispute

DATE: September 14, 2021                 

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

On September 11 at 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the parking lot of a business in the 10100 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of a dispute involving a group of people in which at least one person was holding a firearm. When officers arrived, they were able to quickly de-escalate the situation and recover a firearm that had been placed in the suspect’s car as officers pulled into the lot. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect went to the business to confront an employee about a work-place issue involving his family member. A dispute occurred at which time the employee went to his car and the suspect and his affiliates followed. Once outside, the suspect produced a firearm and threatened the employee. Witnesses called the police. Gregory Eugene Lawrence, Jr., 46, of Brandywine, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and carrying a loaded handgun among other charges. Officer Baxley is continuing the investigation.

Gregory Eugene Lawrence

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