UPDATE (February 20): Barnes turned himself in on February 19.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On February 16 at 4:53 p.m., officers responded to the St Charles Towne Center in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they located a 16-year-old male with a stab wound to his face. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspects had engaged in a verbal argument prior to the victim being stabbed with a screwdriver. The victim was transported to a hospital and admitted with injuries that were not life-threatening. After the stabbing, the suspects fled in a silver Nissan Altima. Through investigative work, officers were able to track the suspects’ vehicle to a house in White Plains. A search warrant was served at the residence and evidence was recovered. Officers obtained arrest warrants for Jashawn Kimquan Damon Barnes, 22, and Taquan Alfair Williams, 27, both of White Plains. Williams was arrested on February 17 and charged with second-degree assault. He is being held with no bond at the Charles County Detention Center. Detectives are trying to locate Barnes who has an active arrest warrant charging him with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other related charges. Anyone with information about Barnes’ whereabouts is asked to call Detective Gregory at (301) 609-6507. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.

WANTED: Jashawn Barnes

Different photos of Jashawn Barnes

Taquan Williams


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 www.ccso.us.

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 www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com 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: www.p3intel.com.