UPDATE Dec. 2, 2021: On November 29, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service located Ezra Charles Calloway, Jr., 41, of Suitland who had a warrant for his arrest in connection with an attempted murder and assault case that occurred in La Plata.

The assault occurred on November 21 at 5:53 a.m. in the 9500 block of Crain Highway in La Plata where officers responded for the report of an assault in progress. When officers arrived, they found the victim with severe injuries. He was transported to a hospital and treated. The suspect had already fled.

A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect walked into a building and started punching the victim multiple times. During the assault, the suspect repeatedly said he was going to kill the victim. Officers identified the suspect and obtained a warrant. Calloway was located in Washington, D.C. and is being detained in jail until he is extradited to Maryland. 

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Cpl. C. Smith at 301-932-2222. 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. The investigation is ongoing.


On November 21 at 5:53 a.m., officers responded to the 9500 block of Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of an assault in progress. When officers arrived, they found the victim with severe injuries. He was transported to a hospital where he was treated. The suspect had already fled.

A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect walked into a building and started punching the victim multiple times. During the assault, the suspect repeatedly said he was going to kill the victim.The suspect fled the scene in a car. Officers were able to identify the suspect as Ezra Charles Calloway, 41, of Suitland.

A warrant is on file charging Calloway with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

Calloway is 6’1” and weighs about 240 pounds. He may be driving a light gray or silver-colored Dodge Journey with Maryland registration 3EV6828. The vehicle has an Air Force sticker to the left of the registration plate. Calloway has been known to carry a firearm.

Anyone with information about Calloway’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him, but rather call 9-1-1. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Cpl. C. Smith at 301-932-2222. 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. The investigation is ongoing.


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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