On August 5 at 4:11 a.m., officers investigated a suspicious vehicle located in the area of Chestnut Drive in Waldorf. During the investigation, officers recovered a firearm from a passenger in the car which was found to be loaded with 17 rounds of ammunition. The suspect, Dejaunte Marquise Thomas, 18, of Waldorf, is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his age. He was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and other related charges. On August 5, a district court commissioner released Thomas from the Charles County Detention Center on a $3,500 unsecured bond. M/Cpl. Saunders is investigating.

Dejaunte Marquise Thomas

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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