Charles County Detectives Make Arrest in Assault Case, Recover Multiple Firearms

September 20, 2021

Kaleb Brooks, 25, of Waldorf (left) and Kareem Wali Bright, 26, of Waldorf (right)

UPDATE 9/21/2021: Charging Documents added.

On Monday, September 13, 2021, police responded to the area of Hope Circle in Waldorf, f0r a reported dispute.

Officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the victim who stated he was walking his dog when an unknown male suspect and the victim had a verbal dispute, and when the victim told the suspect “I don’t know what you’re talking about” the suspect exited his vehicle and began approaching the victim and while walking towards the victim, the suspect lifted his shirt and displayed a handgun in his waistband, before grabbing the handgun and told the victim “talk to my niece again and I will shoot and kill you.”

The victim stated the suspect is unknown to him and was in fear for his life and believed the firearm was real and believed the suspect had intent to harm him.

The suspects girlfriend had to hold the suspect back in order to stop him from advancing towards the victim.

While on the scene, police talked to a witness on the scene who was identified as the suspects brother, who gave officers the name of the suspect, identified as Kaleb Aaron Brooks, 25, of the 2300 block of Hope Circle in Waldorf.

Brooks remains on a no-bond status as of 9/21/2021

9/20/2021: On Monday, September 13, 2021, a patrol officer responded to the area of Hope Circle in Waldorf for a call about a dispute. The victim reported the suspect, who was not known to him, brandished a firearm and threatened to shoot and kill him after the victim asked the suspect’s family member not to pet the dog he was walking.

Through investigation, the officer was able to positively identify the suspect as Kaleb Brooks, 25, of Waldorf.

The officer obtained an arrest warrant charging Brooks with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and carrying a handgun. Brooks is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

On September 16, officers located Brooks at his residence. While he was being arrested, he spat on an officer. Further, he was in possession of a backpack that contained a large amount of suspected marijuana and prescription pills. Detectives also served a search warrant at Brook’s residence and his vehicle and recovered a handgun, drug packaging, and a large amount of cash.

While officers were conducting the search warrant, an unknown male approached the back of the house. Officers observed what appeared to be the shape of a handgun in the person’s waist area. The subject was stopped and officers found a loaded semiautomatic firearm on him. A computer check revealed the subject was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction. Kareem Wali Bright, 26, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

Brooks is currently being held at the Charles County Detention Center without bond. Bright was released on September 17 after posting bond. Officer Nyamekye is investigating.

Kaleb Brooks, 25, of Waldorf (left) and Kareem Wali Bright, 26, of Waldorf (right)