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BURGLARY: On Dec. 7 at 2:07 a.m., unknown suspect(s) rang the front door of a house in the 12000 block of Bluff Creek Court in Waldorf. The homeowner did not answer the door because of the time of day. The homeowner then heard people on his back deck. He walked downstairs and turned on the lights and the suspects fled. Officer Behm and his K9 partner conducted a track and located a glove in the backyard of the residence. The track looped around the home and ended on the street in front of the residence. The screen to the rear sliding glass door was cut by suspects. Entry was not gained into the home. Officer A. Bringly is investigating.

FUGITIVES ARRESTED: On Dec. 5 at 1:37 p.m., officers received information that a wanted man, Randy Huston, 33,of Riverdale, was going to be at an address on Collins Court in Waldorf. Officers with the CCSO patrol, K9 and warrants unit along with deputies from the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office responded and observed Huston pick up a woman from the house and leave. Officers initiated a traffic stop but Huston took off and fled, crashing his car into a tree. Huston jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was arrested a few days later in Prince George’s County. The passenger in the car, Samantha Lee Hamilton, 26, of Waldorf was arrested after it was learned she had an open warrant for violation of probation relating to a burglary charge and the car she was in had been stolen from Prince George’s County on Dec. 4. Huston had open warrants in Charles and Prince George’s County. Some of his charges include attempt murder, first-degree assault, carjacking, arson, and violation of probation relating to a felony theft charge. Officer M. Smith investigated.


Samantha Lee Hamilton

Samantha Lee Hamilton



Randy Lee Huston

Randy Lee Huston


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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