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On October 2 at 10:30 p.m., Deon Johnson turned himself in to the La Plata Police Department. Johnson was wanted for stabbing two women during a domestic-related assault that occurred earlier in the day in Nanjemoy. Johnson was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, attempted kidnapping, home invasion, burglary and failure to comply with a peace order. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center with no bond. The conditions of the victims remain the same. Detective J. Feldman is investigating.

Deon Lennard Johnson


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