The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: Sometime between 8 p.m. April 16 and 6:50 a.m. April 17, unknown suspect(s) stole a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 3800 block of Kearnys Inn Place in Waldorf. The vehicle was later  located on the shoulder of Mattawoman Beantown Road near Idlewood Park.  The passenger side window was shattered and the ignition was removed. Officer D. Arends is investigating.

POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On April 16 at 7:42 p.m., officers responded to Sugar Mill Court in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers located the car and observed marijuana in plain view. A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of promethazine with codeine syrup, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a loaded gun. Devon Navarre Kennedy, 20, of Waldorf was arrested and charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, drug-trafficking and possession of a handgun. Officer A. Duckett is investigating. 

WARRANT SERVICE: On April 16 at 11:46 p.m., officers were patrolling Charles Street in La Plata when they observed a suspicious car. Investigation revealed the license plates did not belong on the vehicle and the car was not insured or registered. Officers approached the vehicle and an occupant fled on foot. Corness Maro Gray, 48, of Waldorf, was located and a check revealed he had an open warrant. Officer A. Coulby investigated.

MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 16, members of the Warrant Unit, along with the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Robert Derek Sims, 26, of Waldorf who was wanted in connection with a first-degree assault that occurred on April 12 in the 9600 block of Daffodil Place.  During the assault, Sims fired gunshots at an acquaintance’s unoccupied car after the two argued. Sims was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a loaded handgun, using a gun in a violent crime and malicious destruction of property. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center.

Report prepared by Karlee Adams, CCSO

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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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