DATE: October 30, 2020
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
Below are recent crimes that occurred in which weapons were involved. Officers were able to make arrests or file for charges in most of the cases. Anyone with additional information about any of the incidents or the persons responsible for these crimes or other crimes are urged to call our non-emergency number at (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous 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. Crime Solvers is a non-profit organization which offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of individuals who commit crimes.
Officers Quick Actions Leads to Arrest of Two Suspects Wanted in Connection with Domestic-Related First-Degree Assault: On October 22 at 5:06 p.m., officers responded to the 10000 block of Whittle Court in Waldorf for the report of an armed suspect. Before the first officer arrived, a second call was made to 9-1-1 indicating a male suspect had just shot a gun into a residence. When officers arrived, they learned the suspect, Christian Cameron Keys, 20, of Washington, D.C., had driven by the house of a former girlfriend who was outside with a group of people, including a 6-year-old child. Keys produced a gun and pointed it at the group before fleeing. As he fled, he crashed into two parked cars, which disabled his vehicle. Keys and another male were observed running from the crash. Officers quickly set up a perimeter and a police K9 responded and initiated a track. Both officers and the K9 located the suspects in the area of St Patrick’s Drive and Billingsley Road. A loaded handgun was found on the second suspect, Walter Blaine Ransome, 19, of Waldorf. Keys was arrested and charged with first-degree and second-degree assault. Ransome was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a regulated firearm. It was later determined the sound of the gunshot was actually the sound made when the suspects’ vehicle crashed into the cars. Cpl. C. Collins is continuing the investigation.
Officers Obtain Arrest Warrant for Suspect Wanted in Connection with Attempted Murder: On October 28 at 4 p.m., officers responded to the 5300 block of Tweeddale Place in White Plains for the report of shots fired. Further, witnesses indicated two males were arguing and one was armed with a gun. When officers arrived, the male with the gun had already fled. A preliminary investigation showed the victim and suspect, who are known to each other, were arguing when the suspect, Keith Darnell Busey, II, 30, of Rockville, produced a firearm, pointed it at the victim and then discharged one round toward the victim, but not striking him. Busey fled in a dark blue Dodge Charger with Maryland registration plates. Officers obtained a warrant for Busey charging him with attempted murder, first-degree assault, felony firearm possession and other related charges. Busey is 5’4”, 130 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Busey’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call 9-1-1. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous 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. PFC J. Jackson is investigating.
Officers Locate and Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Incident between known Subjects: On October 27 at 8:51 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Lox Street in Indian Head for the report of a stabbing. A lookout for the suspect was broadcast as officers were responding. Upon arrival, the victim was located in the street with a stab wound to his back; a neighbor was helping him. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect, Tommie Edward Moreland, 57, who has no fixed address, hiding in a ditch near Metropolitan Church Road and Hungerford Road. After further investigation, it was determined the victim and suspect knew each other and the attack was unprovoked. The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that were later determined not to be life threatening. Moreland was arrested on the scene and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other related charges. PFC R. Walls is investigating.
Reckless Endangerment: On October 26 at 12 p.m., officers responded to the 7000 block of Strawberry Drive in Bryans Road, MD for the report of the sound of gunshots. Several citizens called 9-1-1 and advised they heard multiple gunshots in the area. Officers canvassed the area and located numerous shell casings on Strawberry Drive. Witnesses advised at the time the shots were fired, they observed a silver passenger car and a dark-colored Chevrolet Tahoe fleeing the area. At this time, no one has reported any additional information about this incident. Officer C. Clancy is investigating.
Suspect Wanted in Connection with Domestic-Related Stabbing Located in Washington, DC: On October 25 at 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the 11300 block of Snow Owl Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 27-year-old female with multiple stab wounds. She was transported to a hospital in serious condition. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim’s uncle was arguing with the victim when the uncle produced a knife and stabbed her. The suspect fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Cameron Alexander Smith, 30, of Washington, D.C. Smith was later arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. for an unrelated charge. He will be extradited to Charles County where he will be charged with attempted murder, assault, and carrying a weapon with the intent to injure. PFC B. Kunz is continuing to investigate the incident.
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.