DETECTIVES SEEK SHOOTING SUSPECT’S WHEREABOUTS/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: On Sept. 16 at 5:11 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers and officers with the La Plata Town police department responded to the 800 block of Cedar Court in La Plata for the report of a shooting. Investigation showed the victim, 39, was exiting his house when he was approached from behind by the suspect, James Jvon Butler, 28, of La Plata. Butler pulled a gun and shot the victim in his leg. Butler fled and the victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Butler is known to the victim and the motive appears to be related to an on-going argument. Butler is a black male, 5’7”, 160 lbs. He does not have any vehicles listed in his name and usually travels on foot; however, he could have access to a car.

A warrant is on file charging Butler with attempted first-degree murder. Anyone with information about James Jvon Butler’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call 911. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or text CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at


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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