After a three-day trial, a jury found a 21-year-old Indian Head man guilty of armed robbery and an additional 12 related charges in Charles County Circuit Court Wednesday. In May 2017, Tyrel Javonte Adams, 21, of Indian Head was charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm to commit a violent crime, first-degree assault and…
A 25-year-old Marbury man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing the White Plains Dash-In with a shotgun in April 2017. On Nov. 15, 2017, Corey Anthony Kelton, 25, who was identified as the gunman of the robbery, pleaded guilty to two of the 14 counts he was charged with: armed robbery and…
(CNN)An HIV-positive former Maryland school aide and track coach pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing students and filming child pornography, prosecutors said. Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, signed a plea agreement admitting guilt on 27 counts, including sexual abuse of a minor, porn charges and attempted transmission of HIV, the state’s attorney for Charles…
A 34-year-old Waldorf man, who was charged with the murder of a 26-year-old Lexington Park woman, took a plea deal just days before his scheduled trial in Charles County Circuit Court on Dec. 4. On Feb. 4, three men, Anthony D’Angelo Wilkins, Charles Leon Thompson Jr., both 34, of Waldorf and an unidentified man, were…
State’s Attorney Tony Covington commenting on the case said, “Great job Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Freeman. She had to try this case 3 times! She kept the faith that justice would eventually prevail. And thanks to her indefatigable efforts, it finally did. Also, my thanks to the victim and her family for their patience and…
A Waldorf man received a three-year sentence to the Department of Corrections for an April incident in which he was pulled over by a trooper with more than an ounce of marijuana and a loaded handgun in his vehicle. Deandra Sherman Bush, 20, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with…
State’s Attorney Tony Covington commenting on the sentence said, “Great job by ASA’s Granados and Beattie. It took a long time, but this defendant was finally held accountable for Crystal’s demise. I hope her family believes that justice was done in this difficult case.” —- A Nanjemoy man accused of murdering a 29-year-old woman in…
(CNN) Prosecutors added more charges and accusations to an already lengthy indictment of an HIV-positive former Maryland school aide and track coach who is accused of sexually assaulting underage students and recording the abuse on video. Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, was hit Friday with a 206-count indictment that covers accusations about 28 identified alleged…
Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, hosted an Opioid Abuse Awareness fundraising event at the Southern Maryland Blue Crab’s game Sept. 16. As part of the event, the State’s Attorney’s Office, in partnership with Charles County Emergency Medical Services, had an opioid drop-off center for community members to drop off their unwanted and unneeded…
Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington (D) announced more than 100 additional charges for a former Charles County Public Schools instructional assistant and track coach, and raising the number of suspected child victims from 10 to 24. On June 30, Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf was arrested and charged with second-degree assault of a…
  LA PLATA, Md. (ABC7) — LA PLATA, MD – As parents meet in La Plata Tuesday night to discuss the assault charges against former Charles County teacher’s aide Carlos Bell, a backlog in state computer forensics labs is affecting that case and many more. Charles County Sheriff’s Investigators confiscated Bell’s phones in December with…
La Plata, MD – Deavan Quindel Jefferson, 20, found guilty May 5 of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a firearm in commission of a crime of violence for the shooting death of 19-year-old Ruell Hicks behind the AMC movie theater at Mall Circle in Waldorf last October, will face 40 years in the Maryland…
La Plata, MD – Samantha Nicole Thomas, 33 of Waldorf, who sold a fatal dose of Fentanyl—a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic similar to morphine, but 50 to 100 times more potent—that led to the death of Christopher Wade, 35 of Mechanicsville, left, was sentenced to 10 years of active time in Charles County Circuit Court…
La Plata, MD – It took longer to pick a jury in the first-degree murder trial of Deavan Quindel Jefferson, 20, for the shooting death of 19-year-old Ruell Hicks behind the AMC movie theater at Mall Circle in Waldorf last October than it took for the Charles County Circuit Court jury to render a verdict.…
La Plata, MD – Anger and fear are the two most destructive forces in life. Consider Richard Travis Conway, 28, the former Prince George’s County police officer found guilty Jan. 11 of attempted first-degree murder of Krystal Mange, who didn’t say a word during his sentencing Tuesday, May 9 before Charles County Circuit Court Judge…
La Plata, MD – Caroline Marie Conway, the 53-year-old grandmother from Waldorf who shot and wounded her former daughter-in-law Crystal Mange and killed her new husband, Robert Mange, in the parking lot of the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in Waldorf will spend the rest of her natural life in prison. Visiting Charles County Circuit Court…
La Plata, MD – Daron Lee Wright, 27 of Temple Hills, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but 18 months suspended, to be served locally for a home invasion and first-degree assault that occurred in Waldorf April 8, 2016. (more…)
La Plata, MD – David Martin Barnes, 44 of Indian Head, is unfortunately quite familiar with the Charles County and state of Maryland’s legal justice system. He has been a frequent visitor to La Plata. Having violated probation with a string of third-degree burglary charges, Charles County Assistant State’s Attorney Jared I. Albert found himself…
La Plata, MD – Sean Michael Allen, 26 of Indian Head, became the second distributor of heroin in Charles County to be sentenced to prison inside of a week when visiting Charles County Circuit Court Judge Eric Nyce sentenced the dealer to 10 years Wednesday, Jan. 18 in La Plata. Nyce sentenced Allen, arrested last…
La Plata, MD – Samantha Nicole Thomas, 33 of Waldorf, tried to run, but in the end the law won. Thomas was sentenced Tuesday, Jan 17 to 16 years of active time for attempting to smuggle heroin into the Charles County Detention Center July 30, 2015. Thomas has had an interesting couple of weeks leading…
La Plata, MD –  In July, a male defendant passed out in a Charles County Circuit Courtroom when a jury pronounced him guilty on five reckless endangerment charges. The defendant shot up his Oak Manor neighborhood in 2013 and was given a sentence of 26 years on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Judge H. James West sentenced Clyde…
La Plata, MD – A man who slit the throat of the family puppy while threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, and her three children was sentenced to 13 years in prison by Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier Thursday, Dec. 1 in La Plata. Stephen Eugene Paysinger, 38 of Waldorf, was sentenced to…
La Plata, MD – As a Charles County Circuit Court jury rendered its verdict Tuesday, Dec. 20, the shoulders of Caroline Marie Conway, 53 of Waldorf, began dropping a little more with each count as it was returned with an answer of “guilty” from the foreman. Conway was convicted of First Degree Murder of Robert Mange,…
La Plata, MD – Laportia Chardae Davis, 25 was not prepared for what happened to her Wednesday, Nov. 30. She appeared before Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West for sentencing after entering a plea over the summer to possessing a counterfeit document. Davis began crying as she was escorted from the courtroom after…
La Plata, MD – Shondell Javon Middleton, 20 of Clinton, NC, learned his fate Monday, Nov. 7 in Charles County Circuit Court. Visiting Judge Larnzell Martin Jr., who convicted Middleton of second-degree murder in a bench trial Sept. 15, sentenced the defendant to 30 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections, suspending all but 12…
La Plata, MD – On Wednesday Oct. 26, Datonya Monique Riley, 29 of Prince Frederick, was found guilty by association with a former drug dealer. Evidence presented by the State’s Attorney’s office reveal tthat although she might not have been directly involved with the illegal actions of her former boyfriend, she was considered to be “guilty…
La Plata, MD – A Marbury man was sentenced to 35 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections Monday, Oct. 17 by Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West. Edward Eugene Coates, 38, received a sentence of 35 years for first-degree rape and an additional two years to run concurrently for violating the terms…