UPDATE: Man Found Guilty of Home Invasion and Kidnapping of Waldorf Woman

June 4, 2021
Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 26, of Waldorf

Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 26, of Waldorf

UPDATE: 6/4/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, June 3, 2021, a Charles County jury, after a 7-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 28, of Home Invasion, First-Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, and related charges.

On December 12, 2019, officers made contact with victim Uchenna Okezie at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Okezie reported that she was assaulted at her Waldorf residence and kidnapped.

An investigation revealed that on December 11, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., the victim returned home from work and walked into the foyer of her residence. Upon entrance, a male suspect, later determined to be Brown, ran from the living room and began to physically assault her. Brown struck the victim in the head and body several times, pinned her down, and bound her hands and feet. He also stuffed gauze pads in her mouth and tied tape around her head to hold the gauze pads in place.

After keeping the victim bound in her house for several hours, Brown forced the victim into the passenger side of her 2010 black Toyota Camry. As Brown was exiting the neighborhood, the victim was able to free her hands and feet and fall out of the vehicle.  The victim screamed as the vehicle stopped.

When the vehicle stopped, Brown got out and dragged the victim back into the vehicle.  Brown then drove the vehicle out of the neighborhood. Brown drove around for some time before returning to the victim’s residence. Brown re-secured the ligatures around the victim’s feet and hands inside of the residence. He also covered her head with a coat and forced her to sit on a stair while he proceeded to rummage through items in the house.

Brown then forced the victim back into the vehicle and drove to several ATM machines in an attempt to withdraw money using the victim’s credit and debit cards. He successfully withdrew $100 from a bank in Waldorf. After his attempts to withdraw money, Brown drove to the area of Gardiner Road in Accokeek and pushed the victim out of the vehicle while her hands and feet were still bound. He then left the area in her vehicle. The victim was able to contact a passerby who was able to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department.  Officers responded and located the victim on the roadway still bound.

Shortly after leaving the victim, Brown drove the victim’s vehicle into the front glass doors of the AMF Waldorf Lanes bowling alley several times. He then exited the vehicle and approached the ATM machine located in the business’s lobby.  Once he discovery the ATM was empty, he left the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

Brown was apprehended on December 12, 2019. When officers apprehended Brown, they discovered glass in his bookbag that matched the glass from AMF Waldorf Lanes and $100. Brown was also wearing shoes that matched the pattern found on a shoeprint at the victim’s residence. The victim’s vehicle was later located near Brown’s father’s residence.

A sentencing date has been set for August 26, 2021.  Brown faces a potential of over 107 years in prison.

CONVICTED

  • Home Invasion
  • First-Degree Burglary
  • Second-Degree Burglary
  • Second-Degree Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • False Imprisonment
  • Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft: $1,500 to Under $25,000
  • Take/Steal/Cary Credit Card Belonging to Another
  • Fraudulent Theft of Identifying Information Without Consent
  • Malicious Destruction of Property (2 counts)


UPDATE 12/18/2019: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a car that was stolen during a kidnapping on December 11, 2019, Specifically, investigators are looking into the possibility the vehicle may have been left in a public place such as a commuter bus lot or abandoned in the parking lot of a business and are asking the business community to check their lots for the car.

The vehicle is a 2010 black Toyota Camry, four-door, with MD tags 6BM 3802. The registration plates may have been removed and the last four digits of the vehicle identification number are 9180. The VIN can be located on the lower driver’s side of the windshield or on a sticker located inside the driver’s door frame. Further, the vehicle likely has rear-end damage. While a suspect was arrested in this case, detectives still need to locate the car. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective H. Burgess at (301) 609-6494.

UPDATE 12/14/2019: On December 14, 2019, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives charged Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 26, of Waldorf, in connection with the December 11 kidnapping and robbery of a Waldorf woman.

In that case, Brown broke into the victim’s residence through a window and was in the process of burglarizing her home when the victim entered her house. Brown confronted the victim, bound her hands and then forced her into her car. He drove the victim to various ATMs throughout the county and attempted to withdraw money from her account. After a long period of time, Brown left the victim in an isolated area of Accokeek. A passerby observed her walking in the roadway – barefoot and her hands tied together – and called police.

Detectives worked closely with the victim throughout the day and night. Through their extensive investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect and link him to the kidnapping as well as the burglary of the Waldorf AMF bowling alley.

Marc Christopher Brown, Jr. has been charged with kidnapping, robbery, first-degree assault, home invasion and other related charges, and is being held with no bond at the Charles County Detention Center.

Investigators are still searching for the victim’s black 2010 Toyota Camry with Maryland tags 6BM 3802 which likely has damage to the rear of the car. There have been no other similar cases reported to the CCSO. Anyone with additional information about this case or the suspect is asked to contact Detective H. Burgess at (301) 609-6494.

12/12/2019: On December 12 at 3:37 a.m., officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the area of Accokeek Road near Gardner Road in Accokeek, MD for the report of a woman walking in the roadway.

When officers arrived, the woman reported she had been abducted from her home in Waldorf at 7:30 p.m. on December 11 by a man who was already inside her residence. The man forced the victim into her car and he drove her to various ATMs where he forced the victim to withdraw money. The man then left the woman on the roadside on Gardiner Road and fled. Shortly after, the suspect backed the victim’s car into the front doors of the Waldorf AMF bowling alley on Acton Lane. He got out of the car, walked toward the ATM inside the business but left after realizing the ATM was not operable. He left in the victim’s vehicle and has not been located.

The CCSO is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and locating the victim’s car.

The suspect is described as a male with a light complexion, between 20-30 years old, approximately 5’8” with a medium build.

The victim’s vehicle is a 2010 black four-door Toyota Camry with Maryland registration plates 6BM 3802; it has damage to the rear of the car.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective H. Burgess at (301) 609-6494. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.