La Plata woman charged for assault on daughter, police

On Monday, at 7:33 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Morris responded to 6270 Brandywine Road for reports of a domestic assault in progress.

Alison Ann Stewart, 49, of La Plata was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

Stewart was traveling down Prince Frederick Road with her daughter, the victim, when, according to the victim, Stewart started verbally arguing with her. According to Charles County District Court documents, the argument became heated and Stewart allegedly began pulling the victim’s hair. The victim attempted to stop Stewart by pushing her away. Stewart allegedly bit the victim’s right thumb and continued pulling the victim’s hair.

The incident was reported to authorities and physical injuries to the victim were evident by a small cut on her right thumb, which was bleeding, and her face being red, according to Charles County District Court documents. The victim’s hair that was pulled out was located in the back seat area of the vehicle.

The victim and her mother live together in La Plata.

While placing Stewart into sheriff’s deputy Pickeral’s police cruiser, Stewart became upset that she was being taken to jail and allegedly spit on Pickeral’s face. Stewart was secured against the cruiser cage until a spit net was applied.

Stewart allegedly began kicking Morris and kicked the officer in the left knee. Once the spit net was applied, she was secured in Pickeral’s cruiser without further incident.

The Charles County District Court documents reported that Stewart was allegedly heavily intoxicated during the incident.

Waldorf man caught with suspected drug paraphernalia

Deputy Andrew Crum was dispatched Jan. 31 to the Dunkirk Wawa, where the complainant said they witnessed suspect Maggie Jane Williams, 34, of Lothian allegedly shove items into her clothing and retreat to the restroom. Crum advised Williams she needed to exit the restroom. She complied, and the complainant entered the restroom and located several items Williams reportedly attempted to steal but had disposed of in a stall. Williams emptied her pockets, revealing alleged glass tube shaped containers containing suspected cocaine. Crum escorted Williams outside and made contact with the passenger of her vehicle, Jason Eric Dobson, 42, of Waldorf, who was seen reportedly disposing of items out the car window.

Crum allegedly recovered a metal pipe with burn marks on the end. Dobson was arrested for the paraphernalia, while a search of Williams allegedly revealed a total of 12 glass tubes with suspected cocaine residue and one clear plastic pill capsule with suspected cocaine residue. She was arrested, charged with paraphernalia possession and taken to the detention center.

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