News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On March 29, 2019, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21200 block of Oakley Road in Avenue for the reported vehicle into a building. Investigation determined Dylan Charles Waugaman, age 23 of Abell drove his vehicle into a closed store, and proceeded to flee the scene on foot with a firearm in his possession.

Image courtesy of the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department

Waugaman then proceeded to a residence located in the 21500 block of Abell Road, and attempted to gain access to the residence, by breaking several windows. Waugaman was unable to get into the residence, and fled into the woods.

Responding deputies observed Waugaman hiding behind a tree in the woods near the victim’s residence. Waugaman was arrested on scene and charged with Burglary First Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property. A firearm was recovered from the victim’s front yard by deputies on scene.

Image courtesy of the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department

Additional charges are pending a review with the Office of the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County.

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