Three Charles County Men Arrested After Breaking into Police Car and Stealing Bullet Proof Vests

January 10, 2019
Christopher Lamar Wells, 26, of Nanjemoy, Jarold Lee Lewis Lyles, 38, of La Plata, and Eric Lamont Muschette, 29, of Pomfret

Christopher Lamar Wells, 26, of Nanjemoy, Jarold Lee Lewis Lyles, 38, of La Plata, and Eric Lamont Muschette, 29, of Pomfret

On Thursday, January, 3, 2019, at approximately 6:15 a.m., four vehicles were broken into in the parking lot of the La Plata Tire, on Crain Highway, in La Plata.

Each vehicle was entered into by breaking out a window.

  • The damage to vehicle 1 is approximately $300 and total theft of approximately $15.
  • The damage to vehicle 2 is approximately $300 and total theft of approximately $615.
  • The damage to vehicle 3 is approximately $600 and total theft of approximately $110
  • The damage to vehicle 4 is approximately $400 and total theft of approximately $555

One of the vehicles broken into was a black 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe owned by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The passenger side front and rear windows of the vehicle were broken out to gain entry. An agency issued brown outer vest carrier was taken and it contained two ballistic panels, A black tactical outer vest carrier was also taken, that carrier contained two ballistic panels. Also stolen were a pair of black gloves and a flashlight.

During the investigation surveillance video was obtained that showed two subjects walk into the parking lot of the LaPlata Tire, and not come back out the same way. A lookout was placed out for the subjects at which time they were located walking in the area of the Patuxent Inn.

Eric Lamont Muschette, 29, of Pomfret, was stopped outside of the Patuxent Inn and provided his name to police. Christopher Lamar Wells, 26, of Nanjemoy, was found inside a room at the Patuxent Inn and provided his name to police. Jarold Lee Lewis Lyles, 38, of La Plata, was inside the Patuxent Inn and was identified by his Maryland ID card.

Police learned that Lyles rented a room inside the Patuxent Inn, and and police entered the room after consent was given by Lyles. Inside the room on a nightstand was a black tactical vest carrier with ballistic panels, During the course of the investigation Wells provided an address on Kent Ave, in La Plata, where some of the other stolen property was stored. At that address police located the ballistic panels from the agency issued brown outer vest carrier and other items. All three men were transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing.

Christopher Lamar Wells, 26, of Nanjemoy, Jarold Lee Lewis Lyles, 38, of La Plata, and Eric Lamont Muschette, 29, of Pomfret, were each charged with the following.

  • Destruction of property Under $1,000 (4 counts)
  • Rogue and vagabond (4 Counts)
  • Theft: $100 to under $1,500 (4 Counts)

Muschette and Lyles were released by a District Court Commissioner on personal recognizance. Wells went before a District Court Commissioner and bail was set at $5,000. Wells was released after posting the established bond.

Christopher Lamar Wells, 26, of Nanjemoy

Christopher Lamar Wells, 26, of Nanjemoy

Eric Lamont Muschette, 29, of Pomfret

Eric Lamont Muschette, 29, of Pomfret

Jarold Lee Lewis Lyles, 38, of La Plata

Jarold Lee Lewis Lyles, 38, of La Plata

31 Responses to Three Charles County Men Arrested After Breaking into Police Car and Stealing Bullet Proof Vests

  1. Really on January 10, 2019 at 11:05 am

    POS, all of them

  2. George on January 10, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Good police work, but stupid to leave those items in the vehicle at a public maintenance facility.

    • Anonymous on January 11, 2019 at 8:29 am

      The cameras on police cars are on 24/7/365. Only a dumbass would try to break in one

    • Anonymous on January 11, 2019 at 10:44 am

      People shouldn’t have to be worried about their sh## getting broke into and stolen. They take out the important stuff guns, computer etc. Why should anyone not be able to leave personal items in their LOCKED vehicle because of some worthless mopheaded animals.

  3. Anonymous on January 10, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Put a bullet in all 3 heads – DONE

  4. Anonymous on January 10, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Look !! The three stooges

  5. N Forer on January 10, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Wow, thats surprising, They look like such nice guys…

  6. Anonymous on January 10, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    You three have to be the dumbest criminals alive. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Detention Center better than you did at the Patuxent inn.

  7. Jarnell Stokes on January 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Statistically they are more likely to be shot than anyone so can’t say I blame them for simply trying to protect themselves.

  8. Nick on January 10, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    In the immortal words of Fred Sanford (Redd Fox)
    YA’ BIG DUMMIES!

    I swear you just can’t make this stuff up!

    • Anonymous on January 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      Lol

  9. Jeannie morris on January 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    They will just do it again

  10. Anonymous on January 10, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Fools! Should have taken the jail proof vests.

  11. GODS GIFT TO ALL WOMEN on January 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    They got skilz that kilz! Takes a lot of guts to get away with stealing from the PO PO!

  12. Jon Baer on January 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    And probably on the streets breaking into something else. Low life POS Get a job!

  13. Anonymous on January 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Were the officers politely and respectfully requested for the items, and declined?

  14. Anonymous on January 10, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    They have used that shop to park police vehicles for years

  15. Anonymous on January 11, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Ole dirty Bastard son

  16. Forrest Gump on January 11, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Criminals, thugs, stolen items, Patuxent Inn, Kent Avenue and the Town of LaPlata. They all go together like peas and carrots. A huge overflowing cesspool, but with a small town charm! Real cute! Hahaha!

  17. Anonymous on January 11, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Talk about fugly. POS animals

  18. Rob Stark on January 11, 2019 at 11:43 am

    They all look like real contributions to society

  19. GiGi on January 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    If you are going to commit crimes be smart….this was dumb as hell to give consent to the police and you have their in ya room. Furthermore, roll out after you commit a critical e fools don’t stay right next to where you hit….dayuum I’m no criminal and no better

    • The WaterBoy on January 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      But your grammar usage IS criminal! Go back to school and get your GED. You can do it!

    • Old SE Dog on January 12, 2019 at 7:04 am

      Sounds like the voice of experience!

    • duh on January 13, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      the room is OWNED by the hotel. He didnt have to give consent…

      • Old Copper on January 13, 2019 at 5:01 pm

        Wrong, the 4th Amendment still applies. But if they were stupid enough to give consent, then too bad for them. Most crooks are pretty stupid, so it usually works out well for LE. Know your rights, many people fought and died for them. Better yet, don’t be stupid, or a criminal.

        • Anonymous on January 19, 2019 at 3:08 pm

          Wrong it does apply to hotel rooms or leased apartments. LE simply request to quell the ultra-democrats and ultra-republicans Liberterdians that think that’s how the law is applied. They could have “Inventoried” the room, know the Maryland State Law better kno-it-most.

  20. Old SE Dog on January 12, 2019 at 7:01 am

    What do you have to do to stay locked up around here? Out on personal recognizance ???
    and a 500.00 bond ??? The system here invites this type of activity.

  21. SBD on January 12, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I’d say they were stupid, but they’re not that smart.

  22. SBD on January 13, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Great shirt.

  23. Anonymous on January 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Cant-Get-Right 1, 2 and 3.