UPDATE: Six Arrests Made in Waldorf Home Invasion Murder

May 18, 2017

UPDATE 5/18/2017 @12:00 p.m. – Official Press Release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have charged six suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf.

The homicide occurred on May 16 in the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf. Gemeny was shot inside his apartment during a dispute about property.

The suspects were arrested on May 17 and charged with first-degree murder, home invasion, armed robbery, and other related crimes: Dominic Xavier Daniel, 24, of Waldorf; Dominique Ariel Grant, 28 of Waldorf; Gabrielle Marie Ditella, 19, of Costesville, PA; Andrew Loren Webb, 24, of Waldorf; Morgan Tyrone Rich Jr., 27 of Waldorf and Jared Jacob Hayes, 31, of Waldorf.

UPDATE 5/18/2017 @ 11:55 a.m: According to court documents, six people have been arrested and charged with murder, home invasion, armed robbery and several other charges in the shooting and murder of Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf .

Gemeny was shot and killed during a home invasion on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on Promenade Place in Waldorf.

Dominic Xavier Daniel, 24, of Princeton Lane, in Waldorf, Dominique Ariel Grant, 28, of Ferguson Court, in Waldorf, Jared Jacob Hayes, 31, of Seagrape Court, in Waldorf, Andrew Loren Webb, 24, of Plantation Pines Place, in Waldorf, Morgan Tyrone Rich Jr., 27, of Robinson Place, in Waldorf, and Gabrielle Marie Ditella, 19, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, were arrested by police.

They are currently being held on a no bail status at this time.

Dominic Xavier Daniel is charged with first-degree murder, home invasion, first degree assault, second degree assault, armed robbery, robbery, first-degree burglary, third degree burglary, fourth degree burglary, reckless endangerment, firearm use in the commission of a felony, robbery, handgun on a person, handgun in vehicle and attempted theft.

Andrew Loren Web, Morgan Tyrone Rich, Jared Jacob Hayes and Gabrielle Marie Ditella are charged with first-degree murder, false imprisonment, four counts of armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of home invasion, six counts of firearm use in the commission of a felony, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault.

Dominique Grant is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of home invasion, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment, six charges of firearm use in a felony crime, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and two counts of attempted armed robbery.

UPDATE 5/17/2017 @ 2:40 p.m: On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 8:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf inside his apartment with a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.

A preliminary investigation showed three suspects knocked on the door of the apartment. When an occupant of the apartment opened the door, the suspects forced their way inside. An argument ensued between Gemeny and the suspects during which Gemeny struck one suspect over the head with an iPad. Another suspect then shot Gemeny.

The suspects fled from the area in an unknown type of car.

Based on additional information, it appears the suspects knew the victim and were arguing over property just prior to the shooting.

Detectives are pursuing leads.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. C. Shankster at (301) 609-6513. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com.

UPDATE 5/16/2017 @ 10:00 p.m: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office, posted the following information on their Facebook page.

Officers are on the scene of a shooting in the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf.

Call came in at 8:30 p.m. Preliminary investigation showed suspects forced their way inside apartment and shot adult male.

Victim pronounced deceased on the scene. Suspects fled area in unknown type car.

Detectives looking into possibility suspects knew the victim. Investigators working leads.

Anyone with additional details is asked to call (301) 932-2222. Tipsters who have suspect information but want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Cash Reward.

5/16/2017 @ 9:10 p.m.: On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 8:25 p.m, Police in Charles County responded to an apartment on Promenade Place, in Waldorf, for the report of a home invasion, with at least one person shot.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the Westchester at the Pavilions Apartments, and discovered the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

The victim has been pronounced dead.

Three suspects fled the scene, and are considered to be armed and dangerous, they are described as two black males and a short black light skinned female.

No further information is available at this time.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Dominic Xavier Daniel, 24, of Princeton Lane, in Waldorf

Dominic Xavier Daniel, 24, of Princeton Lane, in Waldorf

Dominique Ariel Grant, 28, of Ferguson Court, in Waldorf

Dominique Ariel Grant, 28, of Ferguson Court, in Waldorf

Jared Jacob Hayes, 31, of Seagrape Court, in Waldorf

Jared Jacob Hayes, 31, of Seagrape Court, in Waldorf

Andrew Loren Webb, 24, of Plantation Pines Place, in Waldorf

Andrew Loren Webb, 24, of Plantation Pines Place, in Waldorf

Morgan Tyrone Rich Jr., 27, of Robinson Place, in Waldorf

Morgan Tyrone Rich Jr., 27, of Robinson Place, in Waldorf

Gabrielle Marie Ditella, 19, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Gabrielle Marie Ditella, 19, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania

 

76 Responses to UPDATE: Six Arrests Made in Waldorf Home Invasion Murder

  1. Jim Bob on May 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Anyone else NOT surprised by any details in this article?

    • Roe on May 17, 2017 at 12:09 am

      I’m not surprised by your response, can you Trump supporters at least try to be original? If you’re going to be a biggot at least be funny.

      • Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 5:19 pm

        *Bigot

      • Jim Bob on May 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm

        Spoken like a Berkeley, CA dissident.

        • Bob Lob Law on May 18, 2017 at 7:40 am

          Liberalism is a mental disorder.

      • Tell You What on May 17, 2017 at 7:39 pm

        You tried to come off as intelligent, but due to your lack of spelling, you failed miserably. Typical idiots who bring politics into the comments.

        • Bob Lob Law on May 18, 2017 at 10:04 am

          And you tried to be that guy that’s “above all that stuff”. Instead, you came off as a pretentious grumpy old fart.

      • Kathy on May 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

        I hope they don’t allow any plea deals and they all rot their butts off in jail

    • Sounds about right on May 17, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Im sure theys just good keeeeds on they’s way to church. They din do nuffin. I could have given a description of the perps with at least the same level of detail, without reading the story. I’m sure BLM will be here any minute now

      • what on May 18, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        Ha. You thought all were black.

        • Kathy on May 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

          They weren’t?

          • What on May 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm

            Nope. You see the pics

    • Kathy on May 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      They should not allow any plea deals and let all their worthless butts rot in jail

    • Tim on May 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Sam was a friend, he enjoyed fishing, playing marvel games, relaxing at the pool and loved his family,he worked insulation for a living and was working to build a nice life. The remarks on here are plain ignorant or some people who never new him,his life was taken by armed thugs, you are in my prayers sam.

    • Marines0001 on May 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      I bet their parents are proud of these kids, and some wonder why hard working honest Americans want to defend their 2ND amendment. noticed none of them were listed as felons find that hard to believe! time for case serch

  2. Concerned citizen on May 16, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    It’s a damn shame what waldorf has turned into. Scary place to raise kids these days.

    • Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Amen Concerned Citizen. If I go up there at all it’s always during the day and then I still worry. I’m glad I live in Southern St. Mary’s County but the crime and drugs are all over the place…..

      • What on May 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm

        Lol at you thinking St. Mary’s is better. It’s the main county on this website.

        • Jay Bird on May 21, 2017 at 6:23 am

          That’s because they can’t keep up with Charles and Calvert is across the river. Duh!!!!

  3. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 12:08 am

    I’m not surprised by your response, can you Trump supporters at least try to be original? If you’re going to be a biggot at least be funny.

    • MarineVet on May 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      big·ot

      noun: bigot; plural noun: bigots

      a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions

      (At least chose the correct word if you are going to deflect from the crime in Waldorf)

    • Roe's Bro on May 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      If you liberals would stop posting the same response several times over, American citizens may take you more seriously. Stop your whining, open your eyes, take a look at what is happening around you and stop being passive. Do SOMETHING about it.

  4. Jim on May 17, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Figures, let them kill each other.

  5. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Animals killing animals

    • Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      That was last week and mom & son were sentenced for murder.

  6. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Just another day in the DORF.

  7. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I anit surprised that the people that never left southern maryland are all gonna say..ooo its getting bad out here..or waldorf is like the city…anyone that says that never been no where..they kicked the door in…its clear the one that was shot is not a angel…no one kicks a door in with those intentions unless its for a reason.

    • The original Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      So what is your argument? Is Waldorf like living in Chicago? No, of course not. But when someone says its getting bad (insert where ever), that means it is a direct comparison to that same place. So just because its worse in other places, doesn’t mean those people are wrong when they say “its getting bad”. Crime is on the rise, violent crime is on the rise, in which case, Waldorf in 2017 is much more dangerous than Waldorf in 1995. I’m sure you lock your doors just like the rest of the people, because you also know that “its getting bad out here”…

      • Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        To be fair almost any place in 2017 is going to be more dangerous than it was in 1995. the more populated anyplace becomes the more crime that comes. I understand people being scared of raising a family here if they grew up in waldorf like i did and remember how quiet it used to be but honestly it could be alot worst. the county does need to make sure it doesn’t get worst though.

    • Anonymous on May 21, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Are you kidding me. What about all the old people that are attached in their own homes by thugs who rape and kill them. Do you think they deserved that, was it their fault they were robbed, rapes and killed. My nephew was a good man and certainly did not deserve to be shot and killed. He was not even armed. Your comment is so disgusting.

  8. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Thugs killing thugs. Win win for the taxpayer.

  9. britt on May 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Anyone else not surprised that it would be a “Jim Bob” to make this comment?

    • Jim Bob on May 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Isn’t everyone surprised that “britt” contributed nothing other repeating comments made by others?

  10. tml on May 17, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Heads up folks–the victim was white, so instead of making this a race thing, how about sending condolences out to his family regardless of the circumstances. And praying that his murderers are caught. Damn!

    • The original Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      So because the victim was white, that somehow makes the shooter not black? When are we gonna hear about how the thugs shot an “innocent, unarmed white man”?

  11. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Just another example of the trash taking out the trash in an area that used to be a decent place to live. One more reason to pack your things and leave PG County South.

  12. Shellz on May 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    All this is just senseless! SMDH

  13. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Another 13% that commits 50% of violent crimes. Typical, right Big Dookie?

  14. Amendment Two on May 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Heard one perp in custody and one soon to be (unless he puts up a fight- then he can join his victim)

  15. Anonymous on May 17, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Since when did the word “black” become synonymous with the word “light?” Black is supposed to be black/dark and “the absence of light” the last time I checked.

    • Eyedea on May 18, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      If we were in Art Class you’d be right on the money, but seeing as how the writer uses “black” to describe ethnicity… ehhh, I think your heart’s in the right place but your head’s focusing on the wrong things.

      “Black” and “light-skinned” are two similar things that understandably each have their own distinction. I think you may’ve not caught on that “light” and “skinned” was a compound word as opposed to two separate ones, which you can’t really be blamed for considering the lack of punctuation in that part of the article.

  16. Team Berry on May 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Lol for all the black on black comments thugs killing thugs or black on black the victim was white in the suspects was white so let’s see the kkkk rally up a WLM

  17. Team Berry on May 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Trailer park trash killing each other WLM though lol

  18. tml on May 18, 2017 at 10:21 am

    2 of 4 suspects arrested and for all you racist people out there — how about the fact that the victim and 2 of the suspects are white? hmmmmmmm

  19. tml on May 18, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    obviously the girls didn’t read up on the mona farm murder — you go down with who you hang with regardless of which one pulled the trigger

  20. Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    A diverse group of killers here the SOMD red necks aren’t ready for this…they assumed black on black by the comments above.

  21. Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    All 6 of them are now F-ed. When a murder happens in the commission of a felony every involved with the felony is charged with murder. These 6 are a prime example of why the death penalty, as long as they are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, should be reinstated. Two years to exhaust their appeals and at the end of the two years they are taken from the courthouse into the death chamber. Maybe people would think twice about murder if they know they would only have a short time left to live. As it is now they live off the taxpayers, get more luxuries then most low income people, get to see their kids grow up and their family, and die of old age. The victims family never again gets to see or talk to the loved one that was killed. The victims family isn’t given free food, room and board, high school or college courses, gym time, or any of the other perks someone decided people who are being punished deserve. The only thing a victims family is given is a body to put in the ground at their own expense. What kind of justice is that?

    • MeMe on May 18, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      The most poignant comment here.

  22. Jrock on May 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    They good kids that turned bad now pay your price for being dumb

  23. Jrock on May 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    They good kids that turned bad now pay your price for being dumb

  24. Big Cookie on May 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I can save everyone a lot of time and our justice system lots of time and money. Based on our judges rulings in the past, I predict that the suspects will all plead guilty of 2nd degree assault, have all other charges dropped and be sentenced to 18 months with work release authorized!

    • Nino Johnson on May 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Sad but true – you must work for the courts or in Corrections to make that insightful comment.

  25. ???? on May 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Waldorf has become Charles County’s cesspool.

    • Donna on May 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

      I TRULY HOPE NOT SEEN A BIG CHANGE. Not so much about color just want a descent place to live.

  26. Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Lol no one sees the caucasians in this picture?

    • James Franco on May 18, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Nope. We 6 six dirt bags.

  27. Freddy Kruger on May 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Looks like Andrew Webb is the one they got clocked in the head with the iPad

  28. MadDash on May 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    So no one sees the whiteys in this group picture. Lol wowwwww I think it shows clear as day 3 whites and 3 African Americans. Guess I’m seeing things. Lol

    • Kathy on May 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      They all look like worthless punks to me and should spend a long time in prison. I didn’t see color, just trash.

  29. Big Dookie on May 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I knew white people were behind this. It fits their personality as “super predators”.

    • Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Ha, read the charging documents Dookie before you say something completely stupid. Oops, too late.

    • Eyedea on May 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      The white kid was obviously coerced.

      The other two’s appearances are ambiguous enough that we firmly reject any recognition of them being Caucasian. Maybe the Latino delegation might be interested?

    • Jim Bob on May 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      I assumed it was trash killing trash, most others took my comments to assume I was talking about race and it spiraled out from there. Who drives to someone else’s house to give them 2 cigarettes? Trash.

      • Sams best friend on May 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

        People make me so sick this man who was murdered was my best friend my children’s godfather he would give anyone anything they my need he wasn’t a bad man not trash nor thug he was a family man wonderful loyal friend and looked out for the trash who shot him if you didn’t know him keep your opinions up your ass cause everyone has one this is enough bashing the person who was murdered

  30. I am right on May 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Come on people, if these 6 criminals can get past their racial differences and come together to commit a crime in harmony, then surely us commentators can do the same!

    • Highlowsel on May 25, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Yep…a diverse cross-section of America at its finest ain’t it? HEH! (Too bad for the family of the victim though)

  31. Jimmy Bobby on May 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Maybe we’re superior in every way.

    • Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Only thing your superior in is stupidity

      • Bob Lob Law on May 19, 2017 at 7:36 am

        *You’re

        LOL Whoops!

        • Eyedea on May 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

          *you’re

          incorrect capitalization, Bob Lob, shame on you…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  32. Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Im a black resident of charles county your comments sicken me if you judge a whole race based off of ignorance your around what makes you guyd any better then them we have to come together as a community n let not just “black folk” but every race in general know we arnt havent it

    • Jay Bird on May 21, 2017 at 6:26 am

      I do not understand your comment. Punctuation.

    • Adrian Fenty on May 22, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Your comments seem to be constructed from Ebonics. Are you from Barry Farms, or some other public housing project in SE D.C. ?

  33. Anonymous on May 18, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Young and extremely DUMB! Let all of those savages suffer and rot in prison without Constitutional rights.

  34. Anonymous on May 19, 2017 at 6:41 am

    I knew this guy I don’t know why he would do that but that’s just weird

  35. Lath on May 21, 2017 at 2:09 am

    you all dumbass need to get a life