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Police ID 10-year-old who assaulted 4-year-old

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Charles Sheriff's Office has identified a the juvenile who reportedly molested a 4-year-old boy.

Officials say that a 10-year-old boy from Charles County molested the 4-year-old at the Capital Clubhouse on July 20th, 2014.

After following several leads, officials were able to identify the boy on Thursday evening, they said.

The case will be reviewed with the Maryland State's Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing.

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.




Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Md. fugitive arrested in second-degree assault

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Charles County Sheriff's Office arrested a 26-year-old fugitive, who was wanted for failure to appear in court on a second-degree assault charge.

Authorities said Douglas Earl Compton III, 26, of Waldorf, Md. was arrested on June 27 by the Maryland State Police Department.

Md. driver runs from police, killed in crash

WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 48-year-old Maryland man was killed late Wednesday when he drove his car into a tree after fleeing police.

It happened at 11:15 p.m. in the area of Smallwood Drive and Barrington Road in Waldorf, Md., police say. While sitting stationary at the intersection, a Maryland State Police trooper observed a white Nissan Altima traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Smallwood Drive.

The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Carrington Center, located at 335 Smallwood Drive, police say.

The vehicle pulled into the parking lot, failed to stop and re-entered eastbound Smallwood Drive. The vehicle failed to stop at the red traffic signal at Smallwood Drive. at St. Charles Parkway and traveled through the intersection striking a tree.

Charles County official sues state's attorney

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The president of the Charles County Commissioners has filed a federal defamation lawsuit against the county's state's attorney.

Susan Burke, an attorney for commission president Candice Kelly, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt against State's Attorney Anthony Covington.

The case focuses on an investigation Covington conducted into Kelly relating to her acquiring a county employee's tax form. The lawsuit says Kelly requested it within the scope of her powers as a local official relating to the use of county-owned vehicles by one or more county officials.

The lawsuit says Covington abused his power by "waging a defamatory campaign" publicizing an investigation into Kelly. Covington did not bring charges.

Kristen Ayers, Covington's executive secretary, says Covington was not available Tuesday and has no comment at this point.

Man wanted for assault after woman found in field

LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Charles County sheriff's detectives are looking for 38-year-old Stephen Dale Nolan of La Plata. There's a warrant charging him with assaulting a female acquaintance, according to sheriff's office authorities.

An officer was patrolling the area of Charles Street near Bel Alton Newtown Road at 8:45 p.m. Thursday when he observed cars stopped in the roadway and people tending to a woman who was lying in a field, say sheriff's office authorities. The officer learned the woman had escaped an attack at a house in the 10600 block of Charles Street.

The woman was flown to a hospital with severe injuries.

Detectives started looking for Stephen Nolan. So far, they have not found him.

Nolan is described as a white male, 6'3", 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.