DATE: September 24, 2018
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557

MAN WANTED FOR VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On Sept. 18 at 11:35 a.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Sandwich Drive in Waldorf for the report of a violation of a protective order. The petitioner advised when she returned to her residence she observed the suspect, Jamal Brandon Bullock, 30, inside her house. He was prohibited from being in the home due to the protective order. Officers arrived and attempted to get the man to exit the house, but he refused and fled out of the back door. Officers canvassed the area but did not locate Bullock. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call (301) 932-2222. Bullock may be armed with a handgun and should not be approached. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. PFC R. Pickeral is investigating.

Jamal Bullock

OFFICERS APPREHEND WOMAN IN CONNECTION WITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Sept. 18 at 8:25 a.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a woman armed with a knife and threatening people. Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect inside the apartment. She was taken into custody without incident. Investigation showed the suspect, April Lee Lucille Franklin, 28, of Waldorf, arrived at the apartment of an acquaintance. When he refused to allow her inside, she kicked the door in. Upon entry, Franklin assaulted a female who was in the apartment and then pulled out a knife and tried to stab her. The woman was able to lock herself in a bathroom with her 10-month old infant. Another person in the apartment was able to hold Franklin at bay until officers arrived. During the arrest, officers learned Franklin left her 3-year-old child alone in another apartment; the child was located unharmed. Franklin was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, home invasion, burglary, reckless endangerment, child neglect, and other related charges. Officer A. Singh investigated.

April Franklin

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link:

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