- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A Waldorf man wanted for firearm possession, drug trafficking and car theft barricaded himself inside a Waldorf residence Tuesday morning, but officers arrested him after using tear gas and an electric stun gun, police reported.
Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Squad and Fugitive Unit joined a team of U.S. marshals at 6:31 a.m. in the 4200 block of Drake Court to serve arrest warrants on Marco Antoine Williams, 33, who was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for felony possession of a firearm and furtherance of drug trafficking and by the Maryland State Police for vehicle theft, fleeing police and various traffic offenses.
Williams barricaded himself inside an upstairs bedroom and refused to surrender or communicate with police.
About an hour into the standoff, officers released tear gas and, after entering the bedroom, found Williams holding a knife. An officer stunned Williams with the stun gun, allowing others to arrest him.
Williams was not injured, but officers took him to Civista Medical Center in La Plata as a precaution.
He was then taken to Charles County jail to be held pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.