UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Man Charged with Attempted Murder Turned Himself into Police

October 2, 2019
Deon Johnson, 24, of Waldorf

Deon Johnson, 24, of Waldorf

UPDATE 10/2/2019 @ 10:45 p.m.: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement.

“The suspect, Deon Johnson, turned himself into authorities just a short time ago. He is now in custody and will be charged with attempted first-degree murder. Thank you for your help.”

UPDATE 10/2/2019 @ 6:00 p.m.: On October 2, 2019, at approximately 5:45 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2700 block of Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy for the report of a home invasion.

Upon arrival, officers located two women who had been stabbed multiple times. They were subsequently transported to an area hospital by helicopter with life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation revealed Deon Lennard Johnson, 24, of Port Tobacco, went to the victim’s residence in violation of a peace order which had been issued in May of 2019. After forcing entry into the home he stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s mother and attempted to abduct his ex-girlfriend. When she refused to go with him, he also stabbed her before fleeing the scene.

Court documents show Johnson violated the peace order twice in August of 2019, once on the fourth and again on the twenty-ninth.

Johnson currently has an active arrest warrant for attempted first-degree murder in connection with this incident.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating him. Anyone who sees Johnson or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.

Johnson is approximately 6’2” in height and weighs approximately 175 pounds.

He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case should contact Detective J. Feldman at 301-609-6474.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of Deon Johnson.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: Officers are continuing their search for Deon Johnson, 24, of Waldorf, who is wanted in connection with the domestic-related stabbing of his ex-girlfriend and her mother in Nanjemoy earlier this morning.

Johnson is 6’2 and weighs approximately 175 pounds. It is not clear what clothing he was wearing when he committed the assault. Police have increased patrols throughout the area and we remain in contact with the schools. We are asking people to be aware of their surroundings and take precautions as they’re traveling through the area.

Anyone who knows of Johnson’s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his immediate arrest.

10/2/2019: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted in connection with a domestic-related stabbing that occurred earlier this morning in the 2700 block of Port Tobacco Road.

Deon Johnson, 24, of Waldorf, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and stabbed two people. He then fled the scene. Officers have set up a perimeter and are utilizing a helicopter, drones and police K9. It is not clear at this time what clothing Johnson is wearing. Call 911 if spotted or if you have any information concerning his whereabouts.

Deon Johnson, 24, of Waldorf

Deon Johnson, 24, of Waldorf