Baby shower brawl leads to arrest
Man allegedly retrieved stolen rifle
After a fight broke out at a baby shower on Sunday, a man from North Carolina ran outside to his car and allegedly retrieved a loaded assault rifle and tried to return to the party. A patrol officer in the area was flagged down by a citizen who alerted him.
Police arrived on the scene soon after and Rodrigueze Lavon Nowlin Jr., 21, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of first-degree assault and other charges, according to authorities.
On April 9 around 4:11 p.m., Cpl. McCue of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the recreation center located on the 2000 block of Nantucket Drive in Waldorf after a citizen reported seeing a man with a long gun, according to authorities.
As Nowlin made his way back toward the recreation center, where the baby shower was held, the men who reportedly attacked him ran away and the other guests locked the doors.
Upon the officer’s arrival, Nowlin allegedly tried to hide behind a car, dropping the AR15 rifle which later was discovered to be stolen, court records show. He then surrendered without incident.
Investigation showed that semi-automatic AR15 rifle, which was reported stolen in North Carolina, had 26 bullets loaded in the magazine and one in the chamber, police records state.
After being released on $250,000 bond on Monday, Nowlin filed charges against DeQuane Jerome Payton, 27, for second-degree assault, stating that he and another man carried out a planned attack, punching and kicking him, charging documents indicate. The other man, whose identity he did not know, was striking him while wearing brass knuckles, he wrote.
Police reported that brass knuckles were also recovered on the scene.
A preliminary hearing for Nowlin has been scheduled for May 10, per court records.
Bessie Adeleen Nichols, formerly of Clinton, MD, died on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Sagepoint Assisted Living in La Plata. She was 97 years old.
Born on Feb. 23, 1919 in Roanoke, VA, she was the daughter of the late Pearlie Gaye Board and the late Samuel Poff.
Adeleen worked in retail sales and the customer service career field. Her interests were sewing, gardening and oil painting. She was a believer in Jesus Christ and was very active in her church until recently. Adeleen was a long time member of the Aglow Women’s Fellowship.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Doyle Grant Nichols, her son Doyle Henry Nichols, and two of her sisters, Annabelle and Virginia.
Adeleen is survived by her children, Shirley Spence (Jerry), Rick Nichols (Barbara), her sister Joyce Sledd; grandchildren Stephanie Spence, Jeff Spence, Erin Altieri, Brian Nichols, Stephen Nichols and Brett Nichols; great grandchildren Joshua Spence and Sidney Spence and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 22, from 3 p.m. until time of service to begin at 6 p.m. at the Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646.
Interment will take place on Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. (everyone to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.) at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, VA 22042.
Adeleen enjoyed flowers and they are welcomed. Memorial donations are also welcomed in her memory for Hospice of Charles County, 2050 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.
Online condolences may be made at www.raymondfuneralservice. com.
Darrell J. Medley II
Darrell J. Medley II, 44, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on April 11, 2016 at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center.
Darrell was born on July 29, 1971 in Idaho Falls, ID, to the late Darrell G. Medley. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Medley; sons, RJ Williams (Caitlin), Mark Holl and Sean Medley; daughter, Kaytlin Medley; mother-in-law, Polly Beeler; brother-in-law, David Beeler; sister-in-law, Madeline Montgomery; nephew, Nicholas and grandson, Trey.
Darrell served four years in the Air Force and went on to become a steamfitter. He was an apprentice, journeyman, teacher and proud member of Local 602. Darrell loved hunting, shooting and reloading guns and was a talented musician and great cook.
The family will celebrate Darrell’s life on Saturday, April 16, from 1-3 p.m. at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD. Interment will be held at a later date.
Online condolences to the family can be made at arehartechols.com.
Hubert “Tex” Wilburn Hendricks Jr., 82, of La Plata, MD, passed away after a short illness on April 4, 2016 at Virginia Hospital Center.
He was born March 12, 1934 in Charlotte, NC to the late Hubert Wilburn and Cora Lee Cochran Hendricks Sr.
Until he retired in 2004, Tex served as museum security supervisor at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. When not securing our nation’s treasures, Tex spent his time pursuing his passion for all things locomotive. A lover of classic film and model trains, he never forgot his years serving his country and the U.S. Army honorably in Korea. With a smile and a well woven yarn, he entertained friends and strangers alike with fascinating stories of his only years spent outside of Washington.
Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Janice Elaine Hendricks.
He is survived by two loving daughters; Leigh Ann Hendricks and Nancy Hendricks Kupiec and her husband John; one son; John Allyn Hendricks and his wife Deborah Kelley; two grandchildren, Kelly and Rebecca Hendricks; two sisters, Constance Hendricks Buccelli and Carol Hendricks Sandall; four nieces and nephews; companion Nancy Hobson and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 18, from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. at Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veteran’s Cemetery, 11301 Crain Hwy., Cheltenham, MD 20623.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, http://www.diabetes.org or mail to P.O. Box 1145, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Condolences may be left at www.raymondfuneralservice. com.