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Warrant charges La Plata man with brutally assaulting woman

Charles County sheriff’s detectives are seeking Stephen Dale Nolan, 38, of La Plata, who has a warrant on file charging him with brutally assaulting a woman. At 8:45 p.m. May 8, Charles County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. S. Myers was patrolling the area of Charles Street near Bel Alton Newtown Road when he saw several cars stopped in the roadway and people tending to a woman who was lying in a field.

Myers approached and found out the woman had just escaped an attack by her boyfriend, Nolan, which occurred at a house in the 10600 block of Charles Street, according to a police report.

The victim was flown to a hospital with severe injuries. Officers canvassed the area for Nolan, and investigators obtained an arrest warrant. Nolan is white, is 6 feet 3 inches tall. He weighs 190 pounds and has 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 to call detective J. Austin at 301-932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS or submit a web tip at