HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/20/2023) – In a recent incident involving stolen vehicles and subsequent arrests in Charles County, Maryland, an 18-year-old resident of Hagerstown is accused of arriving at the police station in a stolen car herself to claim the juveniles involved in the initial thefts.
On May 16, patrol officers from Charles County made a significant discovery when they observed two stolen Hyundai vehicles parked in a business lot on Crain Highway in Waldorf. As the officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the drivers of the stolen vehicles evaded capture, heightening suspicions of their involvement in criminal activities. Concurrently, a 9-1-1 call reported a group of suspects stealing merchandise from a business at St. Charles Towne Center, matching the description of the individuals driving the stolen vehicles.
Following their flight from the initial scene, the suspects sought refuge at the Smallwood Park and Ride location. It was there that law enforcement officers successfully apprehended them without further incident. Among those arrested were Deshaun Deamonte Whitaker, 18, of Washington, D.C., and Vincent Lee Alston, 21, of Washington, D.C., and a group of juveniles.
However, the unfolding events took an unexpected turn when McQuinn-Woodly arrived at the police station in yet another stolen vehicle to claim the arrested juveniles, adding another layer of complexity to an already intricate case. Alongside McQuinn-Woodly, Carlisa Monnae Blackeney, an 18-year-old from Washington, D.C., and a juvenile female were also present during this incident.
As a result, Mahkiyh McQuinn-Woodly, a resident of Hagerstown, Maryland, has been charged with multiple offenses related to the stolen vehicle incident, including theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, providing a false name, and rogue and vagabond.
While McQuinn-Woodly and Blackeney were released from the Charles County Detention Center on May 17 on a $2,000 unsecured bond, Anthony Matthew Stewart, the driver of the stolen vehicle which arrived at the police station, remains in custody with a $25,000 bond.
As the investigation into this complex case continues, authorities are working diligently to uncover all relevant details surrounding the stolen vehicle incident and the involvement of Mahkiyh McQuinn-Woodly, among others. It is important to note that individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and every effort is being made to ensure a fair and impartial legal process.
Article based upon press release by Charles County Sheriff’s Office