DATE: December 30, 2021
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
On May 9, officers responded to the area of Patuxent Court in La Plata for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a male was found with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated and later released. Detectives pursued leads and in November, they were able to positively identify the shooter as Marvin Lewis Dyson, 21, of La Plata. An arrest warrant was obtained. On December 29, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Task Force, Dyson was located hiding in a bathroom inside a residence in Waldorf. After he was arrested, detectives located two polymer firearms in the bathroom, one of the firearms had an extended magazine. At the time of his arrest, Dyson was supposed to be wearing an electronic monitoring device; he had been arrested on August 21 for possessing a firearm which was recovered in his waistband during a traffic stop. He was released by a judge on August 24 on the condition he obtain electronic monitoring. He obtained the monitoring device, but cut it off a few months later. Dyson was already prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction in 2019. Dyson is currently being detained at the Charles County Detention Center without bond. Anyone with additional information about this case should call Det. A. Brown at 301-609-6502. 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 investigation is ongoing.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (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.