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.

CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD IN ARMED ROBBERY CASE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery. On Dec. 12 at 10:07 p.m., officers responded to the Family Dollar store located in the 100 block of Smallwood Village Center, Waldorf, for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money and cigarettes. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. E. Webster at (301) 609-6558. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest or indictment of the suspect.

MAN CHARGED WITH STABBING WOMAN: On Dec. 10 at 10:58 p.m., officers responded to the Waldorf Motel located in the 2100 block of Crain Highway, Waldorf, for the report of an assault. Investigation showed the suspect, Francis Melvin Spriggs, 46, of Accokeek, contacted the victim on a social media site and arranged to meet her at the hotel. At some point, the woman tried to leave the room but the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed her in the neck. She escaped and contacted police. Spriggs stayed in the room, and officers arrested him on the scene.  He was charged with first-degree assault. Officer M. Nauman made the arrest. Det. E. Clark is investigating.

Francis Melvin Spriggs

Francis Melvin Spriggs


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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