DATE: February 26, 2018         


Diane Richardson

Media Relations Office


Detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division are continuing their investigation into the death of Deandre Tramonte Nicholson, 22, of Waldorf, whose case was recently ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. For investigative purposes, the cause of death is not being released. Details of the case are as follows:

On January 23 at approximately 9:02 p.m., officers responded to the 4500 block of Middletown Road in White Plains after a citizen called to report what appeared to be a pedestrian struck in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located the victim on the side of the road, between the hiker/biker trail and Marshall Corner Road, not breathing. The victim was transported to a hospital, where lifesaving measures continued without success and he was pronounced deceased. Further investigation showed a car had not struck the victim.

Detectives have since learned Nicholson was seen walking in the North Point area earlier on the day he was found, and at that time he was wearing a black jacket and red-checkered, pajama-style pants.

Deandre Nicholson


Anyone with information or who may have seen the victim at any time on January 23 is asked to call Detective J. Elliott at (301) 609-6515. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

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. 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