Baby shower brawl leads to ar­rest

Man al­legedly re­trieved stolen ri­fle

Maryland Independent - - News - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­ Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

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 are­harte­

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.di­a­ or mail to P.O. Box 1145, Alexan­dria, VA 22312.

Con­do­lences may be left at www.ray­mond­fu­ner­alser­vice. com.

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