CABIN FEVER CHRONICLES: Waldorf Wuhan Whack-job Joseph Overmiller charged with firing rifle near stores and shops

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CABIN FEVER CHRONICLES: Waldorf Wuhan Whack-job Joseph Overmiller charged with firing rifle near stores and shops

WALDORF, MD. – Charles County Sheriff’s Officers nabbed a whack-job with a rifle who was firing rounds near businesses in the center of Waldorf on April 29, 2020.

 Police say that on April 29 at 2:51 p.m., officers responded to the 11800 block of Holly Lane in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots behind a business.

According to Charles County Sheriff Spokeswoman Diane Richardson, officers spoke with an employee who indicated they had just seen a man firing a rifle in the parking lot behind a nearby convenience store. When the employee approached, the male walked about 100 yards and stood behind another store where he fired several more rounds.

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 Employees at that business called 911. Officers canvassed the area and located the man, Joseph Michael Overmiller, 39, (DOB 05/22/1980) of 3090 Old Washington Road #2, Waldorf, Md., hiding in a wooded area.  He was in possession of a .22 caliber AR-style rifle.

Overmiller was taken into custody by Charles County Sheriff’s Department Officer Katie Collins and charged with reckless endangerment. Officers also located shell casings in both areas where the man was seen shooting. Although no one was injured, it is not clear at this time if the rounds he fired struck anything.

A District Court Commissioner in La Plata ordered Overmiller held without bail in the Charles County Jail. A bond hearing before a Judge is scheduled for May 1, 2020, with a trial in District Court set for July 15, 2020.  Overmiller has been cited for disorderly conduct, theft, and DWI in the past ten years with various outcomes and plea deals not leading to much in the way of incarceration.

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