On April 9 at 9:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Berry Road and Bonnie Lane where a carjacking suspect was fleeing from Prince George’s County police in the stolen vehicle. Officers observed the suspect northbound on Indian Head Highway, but the suspect made a U-turn and got back on Berry Road heading eastbound where several officers had stop sticks deployed. The suspect vehicle struck a set of stop sticks, damaging a tire but the suspect continued fleeing to the area of White Plains where he pulled into a gas station, rammed a police cruiser, backed up and hit another one, and then pulled up and rammed the first cruiser again in an attempt to escape. Officers were able to contain the vehicle and apprehend the suspect without further incident. The suspect, Francis Jerome Hicks, 62, of Lexington Park, MD. was arrested by Prince George’s County police. A warrant was obtained by officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office charging Hicks with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and numerous traffic violations. Officer Hunsinger is continuing the investigation.

Note: A photo is not available in Charles County until he has been served his warrant.

The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com. 


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