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UPDATE 10/27/2020- The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Gregory Deahawn Collins, the suspect in the October 1, 2020 murder of Lynn Marie Maher, 49, of White Plains; has been extradited to Maryland and is in custody. A virtual bond review hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.


UPDATE October 19, 2020: Through an extensive investigation and coordination with the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Gregory DeShawn Collins, Jr., 22, of Waldorf, was located and apprehended in Georgia on Tuesday, October 19. Collins is currently awaiting extradition in Georgia and will be served an arrest warrant upon his return to Maryland for this incident.

Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives identified Collins as a suspect in the murder of Lynn Marie Maher, which took place on October 1 at the 7-Eleven on Middletown Road in Waldorf. Maher was shot and killed during an armed robbery. Detectives worked closely with Corporal Eric Baker, a Charles County Officer assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force, to determine Collins’ location. Due to the tireless efforts by Cpl. Baker, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Collins was apprehended without incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Those who may have information but want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.


UPDATE October 16. 2020: Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives have identified Gregory DeShawn Collins, Jr., 22, of Waldorf, as a suspect in the murder of Lynn Marie Maher which took place on October 1 at the 7-Eleven on Middletown Road in Waldorf. Maher was shot and killed during an armed robbery.

Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant and are urging anyone with information about this case or Collins’ whereabouts to contact Det. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. If anyone sees Collins, please do not approach and instead call 911 immediately. A reward of up to $42,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. 

Those who may have information but want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.


UPDATE October 5, 2020 @11:20 a.m.: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is announcing an increase in the reward relating to the murder of Lynn Marie Maher, a cashier at the 7-Eleven on Middletown Road in Waldorf who was shot and killed on October 1 during an armed robbery.

With the assistance of the FBI ($15,000), 7-Eleven ($10,000), and Charles County Crime Solvers ($2,500), the reward has been increased to up to $27,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. As detectives vigorously pursue leads, they are urging people who have information about this case to contact them at (301) 609-6474. They are also evaluating the surveillance camera footage and, due to investigative reasons, are not releasing any footage at this time.

Further, for those who do have information but want to remain anonymous, they may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.  Det. J. Feldman is investigating.


Update 10:47 a.m- On October 1 at 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 3370 Middletown Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation showed a lone male entered the store and approached the clerk. He produced a gun and demanded money.

After obtaining the money, the suspect shot the victim and fled. The victim, Lynn Marie Maher, 49, of White Plains, died from her injuries on the scene. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7” – 5’10” with a slender build. He was wearing a white facemask, a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and dark tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Det. J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 and 7-Eleven is offering a reward up to $10,000 leading to the arrest of the suspect. 


UPDATE 6:20 a. m. – Update on homicide at 7-Eleven on Middletown Rd. The suspect entered the store wearing a surgical mask, hoodie, and jeans. He approached the clerk, produced a gun, demanded money, and shot the victim during the robbery.

He fled on foot, but it’s not clear if he got into a car later.

Charles County Crime Solvers and 7-Eleven are offering a cash reward totaling up to $11,000. Call 301-932-2222 or Crime Solvers 1-866-411-TIPS.

Police are on the scene investigating and more details will be provided when they become avaible.


Waldorf, MD(5:00 a.m.)- Shortly after 1 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7-Eleven Store on Middletown Road for a reported homicide. A clerk was shot and killed in an apparent robbery, authorities state.

If you have any information regarding the incident, please contact 9-1-1 or 301-932-2222


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...

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