New Charges in Murder of Waldorf Man

October 10, 2017
Jermall Davon Taylor, 25, of Landover

Jermall Davon Taylor, 25, of Landover

Jermall Davon Taylor, 25, of Landover, received numerous charges, in connection with the murder of Lydell Wood, 29, of Waldorf, in January 2017.

Around 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2016, Deputies with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Rooks Head Place in Waldorf for a reported shooting.

Police found the victim identified as Lydell Walter Wood, 29, of Waldorf laying in the doorway of a home. Wood had a gunshot wound to his chest. EMS workers pronounced Wood dead at 2:29 p.m. and his body was transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center.

Witnesses told Police, two unknown black males chased after Woods and shot at him with a handgun. Woods was trying to get away from the men and tried to enter a home on the 2000 block of Rooks Head Place while being shot.

On January 27, 2017 Miguel Santana, 27, of Waldorf was charged with first-degree murder and other related charges. His trial is set for December 4, 2017 in Charles County Circuit Court, according to court documents.

On June 16, 2017 Antonio Owens, 22, of Suitland was charged with first-degree murder and other related charges. His trial is set for November 13, 2017 in Charles County Circuit Court, according to court documents.

Police discovered from witnesses that one of Woods’ associates shot at Santana, which may have led to the shooting homicide of Wood.

On June 16, a witness, who previously provided information, came forward with more information. According to court documents, the witness did not relay this information because they did not want to get Taylor “in trouble.”

The witness told the officers that Taylor was the person who shot at Santana, prior to Wood being shot and killed, according to court documents.

On Aug. 23, officers spoke with another witness who said that they saw Wood, Taylor and another individual walking in the neighborhood and walking past Santana standing outside his home.

The witness said they saw Wood, Taylor and another person talking to Santana, then Santana followed the group around the corner of the neighborhood. The witness soon heard gunshots and saw Santana go into his residence and come out with a gun. The witness then drove Santana and Owens, both armed with guns, around the neighborhood, looking for the group.

Taylor’s charges:

  • One Count of Second Degree Assault
  • One Count of First Degree Assault
  • One Count of Reckless Endangerment
  • One Count of Handgun on Person
  • One Count of Possession of Firearm with Felony Conviction
  • One Count of Firearm Illegal Possession
  • One Count of Use of Firearm with Felony Conviction
  • One Count of Illegal Possession of Ammunition

24 Responses to New Charges in Murder of Waldorf Man

  1. The Dude... on October 10, 2017 at 8:37 am

    …he was released on his own recognizance, pending trial.

  2. Anonymous on October 10, 2017 at 9:14 am

    So they shot and killed the wrong person after chasing him down like a animal. Taylor is just as responsible for Wood’s death as the other two murderers. If these 3 have such little regard for human life then we should not have any regard for theirs. Maybe one day people will wake up and realize that life in prison isn’t any punishment at all to some people. If found guilty they should be given 1 year to appeal then executed on the anniversary of their conviction with a bullet to the head. Getting rid of 20 years of appeals and expensive execution drugs would save the taxpayers millions while at the same time leaving no doubt that the killer will never kill again.

    • Keshia on October 10, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Santana is in jail for a other murder and a attempt to murder he killed two people and almost killed a 3 I hope he rat in hail

      • Rat in Hail on October 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        Maybe he could lend you his spelling book if he isn’t using it.

  3. Shaniqua Briggs on October 10, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Is he in custody? This cryptic reporting has got to stop. What happened? I thought I saw Wood yesterday at the Pet store in Waldorf on Festival Way.

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Wood is the victim who is deceased….

  4. Shaniqua Briggs on October 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I’ll take care of him.

    • Bob Lob Law on October 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      I bet you would…..

      • Anonymous on October 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

        Bob, you should be ashamed of yourself. Your short comment could be construed so many ways. I would take care of you too. Read carefully into both of my offers. It might hurt for a second.

        • Bob Lob Law on October 12, 2017 at 7:33 am

          There’s NO shame in my game.

      • Rat in Hail on October 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        Come on – would you doubt Shaniqua?

    • Ashley on October 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Why?

  5. Tired of losers in this state on October 10, 2017 at 10:14 am

    What a freaking retarded dumbass…enjoy prison life, loser. You’ll make a fine wife to someone in there.

  6. Anonymous on October 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

    LOOK at how many times he has been arrested and 5 or more charges for possessing a handgun.Ask yourself why the judges keep letting these criminals go without putting them in jail for a long jail term.The judges are putting your families at risk.Get these insane democratic judges off the bench now before you or your family become a murder victim,and they wonder why this guy shot and killed someone? Unbelievable.

    • Keshia on October 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Santana is in jail now for a other murder and a attempt to murder to murder so he killed two people and tried to kill a other i hope he rat in hail and I pray GOD have mercy on his soul

      • Anonymous on October 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

        Translator please. What did Keshia just say?

      • Rat in Hail on October 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        Another rat in hail? Must be cold where you are!

    • CK on October 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Here we have someone who has be in the court system since he was a juvenile. Constant MAJOR criminal charges since then. How many times does he have to violate his probation before he stays in and shackled every damn minute? I don’t care what “party” the judges are under. This POS is a walking criminal and we have to look over our shoulders constantly for these types to be in our own neighborhood. What more do us, as law abiding citizens need to do? Anyone have answers?

  7. dopehater on October 10, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Wild wild east. They are no gentleman..whatever happened to a dual challenge? At least they would’nt put innocent people at risk. Cowards I suppose.

  8. Malcolm X on October 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Another black on black murder. Shocker.

  9. Big boy on October 11, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Stop runing Your mouth

  10. Big boy on October 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Stop runing Your mouth kill yourself

  11. Anonymous on October 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Damn I went to school with both of them

  12. Anonymous on October 13, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Taylor come one cuz