On Sept. 18 at 8:25 a.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a woman armed with a knife and threatening people. Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect inside the apartment. She was taken into custody without incident.
Investigation showed the suspect, April Lee Lucille Franklin, 28, of Waldorf, arrived at the apartment of an acquaintance. When he refused to allow her inside, she kicked the door in. Upon entry, Franklin assaulted a female who was in the apartment and then pulled out a knife and tried to stab her. The woman was able to lock herself in a bathroom with her 10-month old infant. Another person in the apartment was able to hold Franklin at bay until officers arrived.
During the arrest, officers learned Franklin left her 3-year-old child alone in another apartment; the child was located unharmed. Franklin was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, home invasion, burglary, reckless endangerment, child neglect, and other related charges.
Officer A. Singh investigated.