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Charles County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook

UPDATE 2/18/2020- On February 16 at 4:53 p.m., officers responded to the St Charles Towne Center in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they located a 16-year-old male with a stab wound to his face.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspects had engaged in a verbal argument prior to the victim being stabbed with a screwdriver. The victim was transported to a hospital and admitted with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Taquan Alfair Williams, 27, both of White Plains

After the stabbing, the suspects fled in a silver Nissan Altima.

Through investigative work, officers were able to track the suspects’ vehicle to a house in White Plains.

A search warrant was served at the residence and evidence was recovered. Officers obtained arrest warrants for Jashawn Kimquan Damon Barnes, 22, and Taquan Alfair Williams, 27, both of White Plains. Williams was arrested on February 17 and charged with second-degree assault. He is being held with no bond at the Charles County Detention Center.

Detectives are trying to locate Barnes who has an active arrest warrant charging him with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other related charges. Anyone with information about Barnes’ whereabouts is asked to call Detective Gregory at (301) 609-6507.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.comor by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.


UPDATE 2/17/2020 10:45 a.m.-Detectives have identified suspects in this case and charges are forthcoming. The stabbing was an isolated incident between two groups of people.

We still have more investigative work to do and will provide additional details as they become available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call (301) 609-6507 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


2/16/2020: Police investigating an assault at St. Charles Town Center that occurred at about 5 pm. The victim was transported to the hospital with an injury that does not appear to be life-threatening. This is an isolated incident. Officers are pursuing leads on suspects who fled after the assault. Anyone with info call 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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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...