UPDATE September 14: Officers located and arrested Smothers in Waldorf. A firearm was also recovered.
DATE: September 13, 2021
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
On September 10 at 3:09 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Jefferson Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting involving people who were known to each other. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with an injury from a gunshot, which was not life-threatening. He was transported to a hospital, treated, and released. Members of the Agency’s Emergency Services Team responded to the residence to try to locate the suspect, but after searching the house, it was determined the suspect had fled. Detectives subsequently obtained an arrest warrant for William Anthony Smothers, 38, of Waldorf. Officers with the Warrant Unit have been searching for Smothers but he has not yet been located. Anyone with information about Smothers’ whereabouts should call 301-932-2222. 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.
The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. 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.