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

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

  1. Anonymous on October 2, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Another violent crime committed.

    • Anonymous on October 2, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      By another POS wart on society. Hmmm, violated a peace order twice huh? He must think the rules don’t apply to him, which is typical of his type.

    • Steven Hawking on October 3, 2019 at 7:49 am

      That one sure didn’t get by you, genius….

      • Kip Thorne on October 3, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        So clever you are.

  2. Anonymous on October 2, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    maggot

  3. BooBerry on October 2, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Outlaw all knives… Oh and Nanjemoy

  4. Anonymous on October 2, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    He should have been locked up the FIRST time he violated that peace order!
    Why was he given a second chance to violate it?
    He should have been held accountable then and whatever judge/court commissioner released him
    the SECOND time, needs to be held accountable as well!!!

    • Anonymous on October 2, 2019 at 10:58 pm

      He violated it 3 times.

      • We know on October 3, 2019 at 3:46 pm

        Yes, genius, we know it was 3. Which is why Anonymous said he should have been locked up after the first violation. He wasnt, and thus violated a second time. At which point it is inexcusable for him to have been released, knowing he is going to do it again. The third time he violated, he committed these crimes.

    • Joe on October 3, 2019 at 6:30 am

      He was given freedom in the hopes that he would write three seperate letters expressing his intent to harm or kill his victims so that the victims could succussfully prove the need for a concealed firearm for self-defense. Unfortunately, he outsmarted the system and attacked before the victims could prove reasonable cause for possessing a gun for self defense. Maybe they’ll luck out and he’ll attempt to kill them again? Maybe then Maryland will recognize the need (right) to self defense against violent criminals? Nah, not in this liberal Democrat state.

    • Don't act shocked. Happens every day in the hood. on October 3, 2019 at 7:26 am

      Yes sah.

      That “peace order” was as worthless as the judge that let him walk after he spit on it.

      Now how do you explain those violent attacks to those who suffered them?

      They trusted in the law to protect them and they were let down horribly

      Their lives left to chance and then forever hurt – brutally frightened and stabbed – disrupted the sanctity and protection provided them in their own home by this despicable hoodlum.

      A gun would have protected them like no “peace order” BS ever could. They didn’t have one handy.

      Authorities didn’t help. No one cared or worried about their safety despite the threat.

      Nothing will change either. Next article. The world goes on.

      There are vile jungle animals running through your neighborhoods, uncontrolled.

      • shawn on October 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

        Kind of hoping these two victims are amongst the “we need to ban guns” crowd…

  5. Baud9600 on October 2, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Judges just keep letting them walk. Pure BS!

  6. Gimmeabreak on October 2, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Please please turn him in if you know anything!

  7. Ryan on October 2, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Hoping the victims recover quickly !

    People need to learn not to rely on a piece of paper for protection and arm themselves. This ###hole should have been blasted on the first violation of ex parte !

    • Aint that the truth! on October 3, 2019 at 7:31 am

      I like your honesty!

      No “thoughts and prayers” BS – but a hope of goodwill.

      PLUS the good point you made about citizens defending themselves in their homes –

      GOOD ADVICE!

  8. Joe on October 2, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    This is why victims become victims, again. What good is a Peace Order? A Peace Order is placebo. Fir the victim. It gives them a false impression that they’re going to receive some form of protection. They’ll say if someone commits a crime while a peace order is in force, then they’ll get stiffer sentences at trial. I’m sure that’s a comforting thought to the two stabbing victims, tonight.

  9. Capt. Obvious on October 2, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    “Hold on everybody this comes as a shock”

  10. usernametaken on October 2, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Here’s your sign—->”Court documents show Johnson violated the peace order twice in August of 2019, once on the fourth and again on the twenty-ninth.”

    ….and then what happened?

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 7:33 am

      He SHOULD be underground, but instead……

      Like always, the criminals get the rights – not their victims.

      • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 8:36 pm

        For one y’all dont know his background so y’all can back tf off him

        • Wiggy on October 4, 2019 at 5:43 am

          No one cares about his background. You all keep failing to realize that a persons “struggles”, “background” or “upbringing” should not play into how they carry themselves today. IT IS NOT AN EXCUSE. Act like a civil human being and you’ll be treated like one. Society is not going to grant a free pass when you act like a POS thug. That’s exactly what this guy is and he’s proven it at least 3 times but I’m willing to bet more.

        • Queen of the Iron Throne on October 4, 2019 at 10:50 am

          I know. Just as he was turning his life around, huh?

        • Malcolm X on October 6, 2019 at 8:26 am

          He was getting his life back together. He was a good father to his children. He was an aspiring rapper. Did I miss anything??

    • Darmeisha Johnson on October 3, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Ya’ll don’t know his skruggles and whatnot.

    • Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 8:10 am

      HOPEFULLY THE CITIZENS WILL WAKE UP AND SEE ITS THE JUDGES AND DA’S NOT PUTTING THESE CRIMINALS IN JAIL AND PUTTING LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AT RISK.THIS IS WHY CRIME HAS GOTTEN SO BAD AND WILL CONTINUE UNLESS YOU VOICE YOUR CONCERNS NOW AND PUT NEW JUDGES IN PLACE.

  11. Anonymous on October 2, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    We need to start a knife buy back program immediately!!! Universal background check for all cutlery.

  12. Gbby on October 2, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Praying for all involved

  13. Anonymous on October 3, 2019 at 7:13 am

    So how long before he is released this time?

  14. Gary B on October 3, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Bet he gets more than 10 years and the judge won’t hug him. Oh sorry too soon?

    • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 5:46 am

      Why should the judge hug him? Is the victims brother going to accept a hug? The career criminal should get what he deserves. The other case that you are referring to revolves around someone who provided serve to a community for a few years before she committed her crime. I’m willing to bet this guy has never lift a finger to help anyone unless there was something in it for himself.

  15. Chris on October 3, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Prayers for this confused young man. He’s a good boy…said no one ever!

  16. Shocker on October 3, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Why am I not surprised. They’ve completely ruined this once great county. Who the hell wants to raise a family in Charles county in this day and age.

    • Anonymous on October 4, 2019 at 9:49 am

      County or Country?

  17. Concerned on October 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Some of these comments are cruel u don’t know this young man Nd nor da situation Nd yet u judge I think people should keep some comments to themselves cuz some are not even educated

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2019 at 5:57 am

      The truth hurts, huh? I’ll try to find you a Kleenex.

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

      LMFAO!!! Not even educated? Did you really just say that? How dumb are you? You sound more uneducated than anyone. You couldn’t use one single period. You can’t even properly spell out and,the or because. What an idiot.

    • Idiots Everywhere on October 6, 2019 at 8:27 am

      He stabbed two people. Why are you excusing this heinous crime? You are what’s wrong; stop enabling people.

      • Ju Heard on October 7, 2019 at 1:22 pm

        Its the code bro. Gotta side with your own people, and then say how racist it is when others also side with their people. Doesnt matter how stupid it is, you still gotta side with your peeps…

  18. Anonymous on October 6, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Me as a grown black man can say this a lot of young black men are misguided nobody has taught them how to be a civil person so alot of the time they lash out because they dont no anything else many of them are products of single mother upbringing which is why they have female tendencies i 100% agree that after the 1st peace order was violated the court should sat him down for 3 months then the peace order should of been permanent and everytime

    • RACIST SOMD on October 8, 2019 at 8:18 am

      nothing to do with race!!!! TRY AGAIN!!!

  19. Lana on October 7, 2019 at 9:51 am

    CUTE crazy guy…they will have fun with him in jail.

    • Anonymous on October 7, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      you mean your brothers?