On May 7 at 1:50 a.m., officers responded to the 6200 block of Seal Place in Waldorf for the report of a domestic assault in progress. When officers arrived, they observed an adult female who was in the yard and holding what appeared to be a rifle. Officers de-escalated the situation and the woman put the rifle down, which was then determined to be a BB gun. Further investigation showed the suspect assaulted a relative several times and then shot the relative with the BB gun, causing a minor injury. The suspect also broke out a glass door inside the house. Tonnaysha Wilkins, 24, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and malicious destruction of property. On May 8, a judge ordered Wilkins could be released on personal recognizance from the Charles County Detention Center. Cpl. Bier is investigating.

Tonnaysha Wilkins

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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