DATE: October 1, 2021                  

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

On September 24 at 6:15 a.m., detectives were at an apartment in the 12000 block of Abberly Place in Waldorf conducting an investigation. While inside the residence, investigators observed a 9mm handgun and learned the occupant of the apartment is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction of a crime of violence. Branden Alfred Holland, 22, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. Detective Zachmeier is continuing the investigation. 

Branden Alfred Holland

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