On May 17 at 8:05 a.m., officers responded to a gas station in the 6600 block of Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of an assault and theft.
An initial investigation revealed a woman entered the business, physically assaulted the cashier, and stole money from the cash register. After obtaining the money, the suspect fled in a vehicle.
As a result of their investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Anastasia Nichelle Artis, 32, of La Plata. Artis was charged with second-degree assault and theft.
She is currently being held at the Charles County Detention Center on no bond. Det. Wimberly is investigating.