BURGLARY SUSPECT APPREHENDED: On May 8 at 12:19 a.m., Sgt. S. Myers was conducting a patrol check of a business in the7000 block of Port Tobacco Road in Welcome. As he entered the parking lot, Sgt. Myers noticed the glass on the front door was smashed and the door was open. Additional officers responded and Cpl. J. Freeman and his K9 partner, Brix, checked the building, but no one was inside. When officers checked footage from a security camera, they observed a man break the glass, enter the store, go behind a counter and steal seven bottles of Burnett Vodka and seven packs of Maverick cigarettes. Officers quickly recognized the suspect as someone to whom they had just served a criminal summons to earlier in the day for an unrelated crime. Officers went to the suspect’s house and found him there with the stolen liquor and cigarettes. Christopher Lee Howdyshell, 20, of Welcome was charged with burglary and theft. PFC J. Campbell investigated. To see footage of the burglary, click here:http://youtu.be/ilb-sozNxaU.
DETECTIVES SEEK WHEREABOUTS OF ASSAULT SUSPECT: Charles County sheriff’s detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Stephen Dale Nolan, 38, of La Plata who has a warrant on file charging him with brutally assaulting a female acquaintance. On May 8 at 8:45 p.m., Sgt. S. Myers was patrolling the area of Charles Street near Bel Alton Newtown Road when he observed several cars stopped in the roadway and people tending to a woman who was lying in a field. Sgt. Myers approached and learned the victim had just escaped an attack by her boyfriend, Nolan, which occurred at a house in the 10600 block of Charles Street. The victim was flown to a hospital with severe injuries. Officers canvassed the area for Nolan and investigators obtained an arrest warrant. Nolan is a white male, 6’3”, 190 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for his arrest. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Stephen Dale Nolan is asked not to approach him but rather call Det. J. Austin at (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a web tip at www.tipsubmit.com.
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. 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, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.