Crime (110)

Dexter Manley pleads guilty to assault, receives probation

ROCKVILLE – Former Redskins player Dexter Manley pleaded guilty to punching a former coworker on the side of the head and giving him a concussion two months ago. His trial took place in District Court on Thursday.

Judge Moffett sentenced Manley to a year of probation, 60 days of community service and to anger management sessions.

According to police documents, the incident happened in Andrew Bernstein’s office at CE Construction Services in Derwood. Bernstein, another coworker, saw what happened.

The reports indicate Bernstein said Manley and Robert Jones, the victim, were having a conversation while Bernstein was sitting at his desk. During that conversation, Manley got up and walked over to Jones and punched him on the left side of the head.


Man found guilty of repeated rape

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ROCKVILLE – A jury found a Silver Spring man guilty of nine counts of sexual abusing his ex-girlfriend’s daughter Aug. 18.

“This case is about a 12-year-old girl who was asleep in her bed, who was brutally and repeatedly raped by someone she considered a father or at the very least, a step-father,” said prosecutor Elizabeth Haynos.

According to police, 35-year-old Kester Cuthbert raped and sexually abused his victim during the course of two years from January 2013 to January 2015.

He is due back in court in October for sentencing and faces a maximum of 190 years in prison.


Police hunt for juvenile victims

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Montgomery County Police are looking for juvenile victims of prostitution after a 15-year-old victim led them to arrest two suspects.

According to County police spokesperson Rick Goodale, Prince George’s County police arrested 34-year-old Atuan Rogers in July and 19-year-old Dierra Thomas in June.

Police said the victim worked for Thomas and Rogers for 2.5 months and had sex with 288 clients before she told Rogers she “didn’t want to have sex anymore.” Rogers hit the victim in response.


Local man charged with killing 72-year-old woman

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WHEATON – A 72-year-old woman described as a friendly neighbor who was active in her Silver Spring church is dead after police say someone murdered her last week in her home along the 2700 block of Arcola Avenue.

Montgomery County Police found Linda Johnson dead Aug. 3. Police arrested Kwasi Sadler Aug. 9, charging the 23-year-old with first-degree murder.


Mother pleads guilty to poisoning and burning her son


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ROCKVILLE – Narges Shafeirad pleaded guilty in circuit court on Thursday for poisoning her then 5-year-old son, Daniel Dana, before leaving him in a burning car.

According to court documents, on July 30, 2015 Shafeirad told police she had picked Daniel up from school on June 15 and drove him around to different restaurants in the Rio shopping center in Gaithersburg.

She also said she gave Daniel an entire bottle of “either Tylenol or Advil.” Shafeirad said she gave him medicine because he had symptoms of a cold and she was trying to bring down his fever. 

However, according to court documents, Daniel’s father, Hamid Azimi-Dana, and his kindergarten teachers would testify that Daniel showed no signs of a fever that day.


A good skin care product leads to jail time


ROCKVILLE – Circuit Court Judge Eric Johnson sentenced Frederick resident Luz Lemonfield to 10 days in prison with 18 months probation for pouring a skin care product in her coworker’s water bottle last October.

The sentencing took place on Tuesday afternoon at the circuit courthouse.

Police said when they took Lemonfield into custody, she told them, “Well, I guess it didn’t work, then.”

According to police, Lemonfield poured a skin care product from the salon she worked in into the water bottle of her coworker, Sofia Santa Cruz. The incident took place on October 31.


Police searching for two men in gang-related murder

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GAITHERSBURG– Montgomery County Police announced Thursday that they have arrested two suspects and are looking for two more in connection with the gang-related murder of Christian Antonio Villagran-Morales, 18, in Gaithersburg.

Police said they have arrested and charged Juan Gutierrez-Vasquez, 16, and Vanesa Alvarado, 19, both of Gaithersburg with first-degree murder, and are still searching for Jose Coreas Ventura, 20, and Oscar Ernesto Delgado-Perez, 27. Police said Gutierrez-Vasquez has been charged as an adult.

Police said both Alvarado and Gutierrez-Vasquez are affiliated with the notorious street gang MS-13, and are being held on a $1 million bond.

Police said they believe that both Ventura and Delgado-Perez are members of the gang MS-13 and should be considered armed and dangerous.


Local cop popped for soliciting sex from minor


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MANASSAS, Va. – Prince William County police arrested Montgomery County Police Officer Christopher Dunkes and six other men for soliciting sex from children during a Friday sting operation.

Police charged Dunkes of Gaithersburg with three counts of soliciting sex from a minor and he is currently held without bond. Dunkes’ next court date is July 14 and will take place in Prince William Circuit Court.

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