The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred on Lancaster Circle in Waldorf recently and is asking for a witness to the incident to contact detectives.

Shortly after midnight on May 13, a 22-year-old male was riding his bicycle near the entrance to the Lancaster neighborhood in Waldorf when seven male suspects approached him. One of the suspects knocked the victim off of his bicycle and then several of the suspects began beating him. The suspects stole the victim’s bicycle, wallet and cash before fleeing the scene. They were described only as black males.

After the suspects fled, a male witness who may have observed the assault stopped to check on the victim’s welfare. The witness was described only as a white male.

The victim’s roommate later found the victim outside their residence, lying unconscious on the front lawn. The roommate transported the victim to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, where the victim was treated for his injuries.

Detectives are asking the male witness to contact Det. A. Celia at 301-609-6518. Anyone else who has information about this incident may contact Det. Celia or contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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. 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, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit

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