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Laurel man arrested for soliciting minor

Lacree Thomas Ramsey, 24, of Laurel was arrested March 3 and charged with four counts of sexual solicitation of minors, according to a press release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office issued March 10.

The alleged incident happened on February 2 in the St. Thomas Drive area of ​​Waldorf. Police say Ramsey approached a group of teenage girls walking along a sidewalk and solicited them for sex.

The girls reported the incident and detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Ramsey, who was executed in Washington, DC. He was extradited to Charles County on March 8 and released on March 9 under electronic monitoring conditions.

Richmond man, 22, arrested for carrying weapons

Jamaal Khali Sterling, 22, of Richmond, Va., was arrested and charged with two felonies for the use of firearms in a drug trafficking felony and eight misdemeanor weapons charges.

According to the charging documents, Sterling and two other adults were arrested on Washington Avenue after Charles’ sheriff’s deputies observed that Sterling had committed a traffic violation by turning onto Kent Avenue while driving a car. Green Jeep Cherokee.

When deputies approached the vehicle, they reportedly detected a strong smell of marijuana and observed a loaded handgun on the left side of the dashboard and arrested Sterling.

Deputies reportedly recovered a 9mm Glock handgun and a US Tactical AR-style pistol loaded with multiple .556 rounds along with a half-ounce of marijuana from the passenger-side door handle.

According to documents, Sterling was prohibited from owning a firearm due to previous gun convictions.

Man charged with robbery

Christopher Franklyn McLean, 45, of Beltsville was charged with felony theft between $1,500 and $25,000, misdemeanor theft of $100 to less than $1,500 and three misdemeanor offenses relating to contracting without a license .

According to the charging documents, McLean was hired in October to remodel a basement in the 11200 block of Hess Court in Waldorf in October 2021. He was said to have received a $10,000 deposit to complete the work, which is expected to cost the total $35,000.

However, McLean allegedly did not perform the work, and an audit by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission showed that McLean was not licensed to perform home improvement work.

When confronted by the home owner about his licensed status, McLean reportedly agreed to return the $10,000 deposit, but informed the home owner that he was licensed and insured. . McLean also allegedly took electrical wiring, lighting and outlets from the house worth $1,000.

32-year-old man charged with burglary

Marquess Deangelo Hagans, 32, of Lexington Park was charged on March 13 with first-degree burglary and two misdemeanors for malicious destruction of property under $1,000 and theft under $100.

According to documents, the alleged incident took place on August 7, 2021, on the 2200 block of Hope Circle in Waldorf. Video from the residence allegedly showed Hagans forcing his way into the house by banging on the front door with his body.

He would have entered the residence and would have left with several objects belonging to the owner of the house. According to documents, the owner of the house indicated that three pairs of shoes were missing from the residence.

Mechanicsville woman charged with stealing from her employer

Alexis Monique Gilliam, 24, of Mechanicsville was charged with burglary and misdemeanor between $100 and $1,500 and malicious destruction of property for allegedly breaking into the Hampton Inn manager’s office with a hammer and a screwdriver and stole $600 from a safe on Jan. 25.

The incident was allegedly videotaped, according to a charging document. Gilliam, who previously worked for the Lexington Park Hotel, received a summons on March 11.

St. Inigoes man charged with stealing vehicle

Devonte Arnez Shubrooks, 28, of St. Inigoes has been charged with felony unlawful taking and misdemeanor unauthorized removal from a vehicle. Shubrooks was stopped by police while driving northbound on Buck Hewitt Road at 2:14 a.m. on March 12. He allegedly drove towards an officer who was heading south, overcorrected, left the road and got stuck in the mud.

He and a passenger fled. The passenger ran over a fence, but Shubrooks was unable to do so and was arrested. A half-empty tequila bottle sat in the center console of the vehicle, a black 2012 Hyundai Sonata. He had slurred speech and had a blood alcohol level of 0.16 at 3:55 a.m., according to the charging document.

Also around this time, police were investigating an alleged assault on Towey Court in Great Mills, the charging document says. A man reported that his Sonata had been stolen. The owner said he didn’t know Shubrooks and didn’t know how he got his keys. Shubrooks posted $7,500 bond on March 12.

Mechanicsville woman charged with assault

Brandi Nicole Ransom, 35, of Mechanicsville has been charged with felony assault and two counts of misdemeanor assault. According to the charging document, Ransom punched a man in the face with his fist, scratched his face with his fingernails and struck him with a hammer three times on March 9. The victim had swelling and a bruise around the left eye.

The alleged incident happened in the 38300 block of Chaptico Road. Ransom posted $4,000 bond on March 9.

Man charged with assault, theft

Franklin Lee Russell, 25, of Hollywood, was charged with felony possession of a shotgun with a felony and misdemeanor conviction of assault and theft between $100 and $1,500. According to a charging document, on February 4, police responded to the 45200 block of Easy Ranch Road in Callaway. A man said Russell punched him 10 times in the face, took his shotgun, a Mossberg 500 Tactical, and threatened to burn his motorhome if he told police.

The victim had a swollen right eye and an abrasion on his face. Russell was prohibited from having a firearm due to a second-degree assault conviction beginning May 8, 2021, the charging document states. He had been on probation for three years at the time of his recent arrest. Russell was sentenced to detention without bail on March 7.

59-year-old man failed to return his car

On March 8, a Lusby woman reported to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office that a man who rented her home had been allowed to use his Dodge Avenger to drive to his workplace in South County. ‘Anne Arundel. In court documents, Deputy Matthew Krueger of the Calvert Sheriff’s Office reported that the woman sent several messages to the tenant, identified as 59-year-old Marcus Eric James.

The owner of the vehicle was unable to get to work and reported the Dodge stolen. The vehicle was later returned and James was arrested and charged with theft. James was released on his own recognizance.

A preliminary hearing on the charge is scheduled for April 7 in the district court.

On March 9, Deputy Ryan Evans responded to a Lusby home after receiving a report of domestic disturbance. A man identified as Michael L. Ellis, 29, of Lusby allegedly assaulted a woman at home.

Ellis was home when Evans arrived, but according to the charging documents, he was not cooperating with the investigation.

“I could observe that he was in an altered state of mind,” Evans wrote in court documents. Ellis was taken to CalvertHealth Medical Center for evaluation.

In the charging documents, Evans wrote that the woman told her that Ellis “threatened to murder her.” Ellis allegedly threw a spray can at the woman.

Ellis was charged with second-degree assault. After three bail reviews, Ellis remains incarcerated without bail. A hearing on the charge is scheduled for March 31 in the district court.

Virginia fugitive apprehended

On Monday, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Flynt arrested Hector Olquin-Lopez, 44, of North Beach on charges of being a fugitive from justice in the state of Virginia. According to a court document, Olquin-Lopez is wanted in Chesterfield, Va., for aggravated sexual assault for sexually abusing a 9-year-old child.

Olquin-Lopez is being held without bond at the Calvert County Detention Center. Court records show he voluntarily waived extradition to Virginia. A hearing on the charge in Calvert will be held on April 12 in the district court.

Courts: the judge refuses the reconsideration of the sentence

On March 11, Calvert Circuit Court Judge Mark Chandlee denied a request by a St. Mary’s County man for a reconsideration of his sentence. Decarl Savoy Smith, 31, pleaded guilty to his role in a January 2017 burglary/assault at a Prince Frederick home. Smith was sentenced to 14 years in prison and five years probation.

The victims of the incident, a husband and wife, were in court and asked Smith not to receive a lighter sentence. The victim told the court that her husband had lingering adverse physical effects from the assault. According to police reports, the male victim was repeatedly struck in the head with a baton while Smith also allegedly punched the female victim in the face.

Smith’s accomplices also pleaded guilty and were sentenced.

Windshield vandal on the loose

On March 4, Deputy Antonio Tavares responded to a home on Emmanuel Church Road in Huntingtown for the property destruction report. The complainant indicated that between 11:00 p.m. on March 3 and 10:30 a.m. on March 4, someone broke the rear windshield of his vehicle parked outside the residence. The estimated value of the damaged goods is $1,500.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Solvers. Crime Solvers allows citizens to anonymously provide information to law enforcement regarding crimes and/or suspects. Callers do not need to leave a name, only information. If the information leads to an arrest or charge, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. If the information relates to an ongoing emergency or incident, call 911. The Crime Solvers number is 410-535-2880.


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