Press Release, Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office

On Monday, December 3, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Dakevis Larry Maryland to 12 years in prison and 5 years of supervised probation for Home Invasion. Maryland also received 13 years of suspended time.

On November 26, 2018, Maryland entered a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge in Charles County Circuit Court.

On September 3, 2017, officers responded to the 3500 block of Elsa Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a home invasion. Upon entrance to the residence, officers discovered two adult victims, one male and one female, confined in separate areas of the basement level of the home. The female victim’s hands and feet were bound with duct tape and plastic zip ties, while the male victim’s hands were handcuffed behind his back and feet were bound together with flex cuffs.

An investigation into the home invasion revealed that during the evening hours of September 3, 2017, three suspects knocked on the door of the victims’ residence. Each of the suspects wore jackets that read “US Marshals” and relayed that they were there for official business. Soon after the victims answered the door, the suspects forced the victims into the basement area of the residence, assaulting them both and bounding them. Young children were also present at the residence during the incident, but they were unharmed. Before fleeing the scene, the suspects stole marijuana, money, two handguns, and the male victim’s vehicle.

During the course of the investigation, Maryland was identified as one of the suspects who entered the home. When officers located Maryland months after the incident, he was observed driving the stolen vehicle and had the vehicle’s keys in his possession at the time of his arrest.