Police in Charles County Arrest Fugitive and Recover Handgun in Bryans Road, Judge Releases Suspect Less Than 48 Hours Later

August 3, 2022
Kemani Rhodes, 21, of District Heights

Kemani Rhodes, 21, of District Heights

On July 30, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3000 block of Livingston Road in Bryans Road, MD in reference to a person with an open arrest warrant at the location; the suspect was possibly armed with a gun and had a warrant for first-degree assault.

The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. At 10:30 p.m., officers were called back to the residence after being made aware the suspect was banging on the front door.

As officers arrived, the suspect fled into a wooded area. The suspect was successfully tracked and apprehended by a K9 team with the assistance of patrol officers; he was found hiding underneath a car.

Officers determined the suspect had a gun prior to fleeing and continued to search for the firearm. Patrol officers with the assistance of a second K9 team located the firearm – a polymer 80 handgun with no serial number – in the woods.

The suspect, Kemani Rhodes, 21, of District Heights, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

On August 1, a district court commissioner released Rhodes from the Charles County Detention Center after he paid 10% of a $5,000 bond.

Rhodes was then released to the custody of the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office who served his first-degree assault warrant.

PFC Eshleman is investigating.

Kemani Rhodes, 21, of District Heights

Kemani Rhodes, 21, of District Heights