News Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office; All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Shawn Lamar Williams, 22, of White Plains. Mugshot courtesy of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office PIO

Waldorf, MD- On January 3 at 11:53 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Domestic Violence and Warrants Units apprehended a man who was wanted for violently assaulting two female relatives.

Shawn Lamar Williams, 22, of White Plains, was arrested in Waldorf and charged with two counts of second-degree assault, home invasion, and other related charges.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on January 1 at 11:47 p.m. Officers responded to the 1500 block of Bryan Court in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress.

Prior to police being contacted, Williams smashed the front and rear windows of a vehicle belonging to one of the victims. After that, he approached the front door of their house and tried to kick it in, but he was unsuccessful. He then broke out the first story front window and gained entry. The victims hid in a bathroom but the suspect kicked open the door.

He took the cellphones from the two victims and then struck one woman in the back of her head. Williams fled the scene just as police arrived. Officers obtained an arrest warrant and located Williams earlier today. Officer D. Spence is investigating.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...