On July 22 at 2:33 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. During the stop, a passenger in the car jumped out, grabbed a handgun that was in his waistband, and threw it before fleeing on foot. He was apprehended without further incident. A polymer 9mm ghost gun– meaning the gun did not have a serial number–was recovered as well as phencyclidine / PCP. Officers also learned the man, Malik Rashaad Dickey, 26, of District Heights, was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a disqualifying criminal conviction. On July 25, a judge ordered Dickey could be released from the Charles County Detention Center as long as he meets the conditions for electronic monitoring. Officer Dunn is investigating.

Malik Rashaad Dickey

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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