One was against a man who tried to steal a taxicab.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Grand Jury returned seven indictments on Friday. One was against Lafayette Thompson Sheffield, 46, of Capital Heights, whose charged with attempted carjacking robbery, 2nd-degree assault, attempted motor vehicle theft, possession with intent to distribute Cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia for an incident which occurred on July 20th, 2021.
State Attorney Charlie Smith says Sheffield tried to steal a taxi. Police were called to the unit block of South East Street at 8:25 AM. They were told that Sheffield asked the driver for a ride to a store. He indicated he had a gun, and intended to take the vehicle. Authorities say he choked the cabbie and tried to gain access to the vehicle. He ran away when bystanders stopped to help.
Police say a resident reported a man hiding around along B&O Avenue and Water Street. Officers went to the scene. “They find the defendant hiding a short time later,” says Smith. “They also found some white powdered substance on him which is why he’s also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. There was a good chunk of powder there.”
Also indicted was Joshua Colonna Jones, 29, of Frederick, whose charged with arson threat, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a police officer, 2nd-degree assault, resisting arrest, 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, 2nd-degree assault and malicious destruction of property of $1,000 and up.
Smith says Jones was arrested for an incident on July 22nd. Police say he tried to gain entry into the Beacon House on West South Street. “He was uncooperative. He started uttering threats, saying he was going to blow up the place. He claimed he had items in his backpack necessary to do so,” says Smith. “Police arrived. They intervened, tried to get him off the property. He wasn’t happy about that so he turns and punches an officer in the head.” Jones was eventually subdued and taken into custody.
Other indictments returned by the Grand Jury:
*DeRome Dantrell Lewis, 26, of Frederick, Md, whose charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous Substance with a firearm; use of a firearm in drug trafficking; conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession of a firearm with a felony conviction; having a loaded handgun on his person; having a loaded handgun in a vehicle; illegal possession of ammunition; possession of cocaine; possession of oxycodone; possession of a paraphernalia (digital device); resisting and interfering in an arrest for an incident which occurred on June 24th, 2021.
*DeRome Dantrell Lewis, 26, of Frederick, Md. whose charged with possession of a firearm with a felony conviction; having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun on his person, illegal possession of ammunition as well as a drug offense for an incident which occurred on July 12th, 2021.
*Jason Lionel Carter, 37, of Frederick, Md,. whose charged with 1st-degree assault and 2nd-degree assault for an incident which occurred on July 12th, 2021.
* Regime Javonne Thompson, 38. of Frederick, Md, whose charged with 1st-degree assault, and two counts of 2nd-degree assault for an incident which occurred on July 15th, 2021.
* Idris Jaylon Williams, (date of birth June 14th, 2004), of Frederick, Md, whose charged with 1st-degree assault, and 2nd-degree assault for an incident which occurred on June 8th, 2021.
These indictments move these cases to the Circuit Court, where trial dates will be scheduled.
The State’s Attorney’s Office says indictments are charging documents, and all defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
By Kevin McManus