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An apparent murder suicide took place over the weekend at a Charles County motel, according to a press release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.


Charles County Detention Center Director Brandon Foster, along with Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO and CCDC command staff, recently announced in a news release that Correctional Officer First Class Eric Keys has been named the 2019 Correctional Officer of the Year.

In compliance with the executive orders of Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and as a partner in the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce exposure to COVID-19, steps have been taken by the Maryland State Police to reduce the potential of exposure to employees and citizens, according to an MSP news release.

A Waldorf man was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second degree assault.

Mechanicsville woman charged with resisting arrest

A six-day long trial and roughly three hours of deliberations ended Tuesday afternoon with a not guilty verdict in the case of Vincent Wayne Jones, a Tennessee man accused of committing a rape and robbery in Waldorf back in 1993.

Three men were arrested on March 6 in connection with an alleged fraudulent purchase of a vehicle from a Waldorf auto dealership.

Waldorf man arrested for alleged intoxicated endangerment

One Waldorf man is in custody after a stabbing that took place Sunday night, while an active arrest warrant is present for another man allegedly involved in the incident, per a press release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

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