MURDER USA: THE THREE MURDERTEERS REUNITED BEHIND BARS!
WALDORF, MD. – It is just another day in Paradise Waldorf as lawmen have rounded up all three suspects in the latest Waldorf motel murder by criminals of another criminal – giving the general public the opportunity of achieving a “four-fer” for society with one in the ground and three behind bars.
Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that two additional suspects were captured by United States Marshals leading a task force of officers hot on the trail of the two men, finding one in that crime haven of Prince Georges County, Maryland and the other who had wandered across the Potomac River to find sanctuary in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The pair join their alleged homicide associate, Marc C. McLaughlin, who was arrested on October 17, 2020 with all three charged in the murder of Kenneth Dionel Brawner, 29, (DOB 07/19/1991) of 9770 Hope Acres Road, Waldorf, Md., that was perpetrated in the Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf.
Terrence Wills, 27, (DOB 09/03/1993) of 12723 Bar Oak Drive, Waldorf, Md., was located on October 21, 2020, and arrested by the US Marshals Service Task Force in Prince George’s County. Cameron Marcell Fletcher, 39, of District Heights, was arrested by the US Marshals Task Force in Fairfax, VA and on October 17, 2020, Marc Carlyle McLaughlin Jr., 31, of Brandywine, was arrested. All three suspects were charged with first-degree murder and other related charges.
Police say that the murder went down this way:
On September 21, 2020, at approximately 6:18 p.m., patrol officers responded to the Master Suites Hotel located in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Sheriff Berry reports that his officers found the victim, Kenneth Dionel Brawner, 29, (DOB 07/19/1991) of Waldorf, inside a room suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. A preliminary investigation showed the suspects entered the room and shot the victim.
There was probably a lot more to it than this sketchy picture of the drama in the hotel room than what the police have revealed but they are a secretive bunch with their eye firmly on wrapping up a solid case that even the most untalented prosecutor can successfully pursue in court to a conclusion with a guilty verdict.
Marc Carlyle McLaughlin Jr., (DOB 05/03/1989) of 15303 Casimir Road, Brandywine, Maryland, was indicted by the Charles County Circuit Court Grand Jury on October 9, 2020 with forty criminal counts leading off with conspiracy to commit home invasion, first-degree burglary, murder robbery; use of a handgun in a violent felony, and enough other crimes that if convicted, should be enough to bury this alleged dirtbag under the walls of a Maryland Prison. A bench warrant was issued on October 13, 2020, with a bond hearing held on October 19, 2020, whereupon McLaughlin was ordered held in jail without bond. A scheduling conference will be held in the Charles County Circuit Court on November 2, 2020.
Before McLaughlin took an interest in breaking into motel rooms and allegedly murdering a drug dealer, he pleaded guilty on June 26, 2018 to DWI while operating a 2004 GMC pickup on St. Peters Church Road at St. Peters Drive in Charles County following his arrest on November 2, 2017 by Charles County Sheriff Patrol Officer Jennifer Brown. In the plea deal McLaughlin obtained from Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington, his jail sentence of 15 days was shortened to merely two days.
Gunslinging in the midst of a violent crime is nothing new for McLaughlin as he entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court on May 22, 2018 to charge of robbery in a plea deal with Covington. THE DEAL: as part of criminal charges filed in 2009, the plea deal concocted on July 10, 2018 called for McLaughlin to spend sixty days in jail while charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and assault were all dropped by Covington. The gap between the original charges and the final disposition, according to court records, appears to be attributed to McLaughlin violating the terms of probation.
McLaughlin attempted to have his criminal charges expunged from the public record, which is currently in fashion with certain far-left liberal public officials and the criminal class.
McLaughlin attempted to have his criminal charges expunged from the public record, which is currently in fashion with certain far-left liberal public officials and the criminal class. After a hearing and motions the court denied the Petition for Expungement on Sept. 18, 2020. McLaughlin apparently displayed his disdain for the decision of the Circuit Court in this matter by going ahead and allegedly expanding his criminal credentials with a brand-new crime of murder and the associated pending charges. Congratulations are in store for McLaughlin’s choice of a career that, while not landing him a date with Old Sparky or a lethal injection just might get him life in prison.
Marc C. McLaughlin Sr. cut a plea deal in Charles County Circuit Court on October 17, 2000 when he entered an Alford Plea to child abuse of a child of which he was the custodian and ended up with a jail term of four years suspended to only two days in the slammer.
DISTRICT HEIGHTS WASN’T A BIG ENOUGH PLAYGROUND
Cameron Marcel Fletcher (DOB 10/21/1981) of 1901 Altamont Place in District Height, an active part of the high-crime area of PG (Pretty Gory) County, Maryland, and a convicted drug dealer, was also indicted for the same charges as McLaughlin for his alleged participation in the same crime of the murder of Brawner.
Fletcher is also being held in the hoosegow without any hope of release prior to the next court date on November 2, 2020. Fletcher entered a guilty plea to dealing drugs in Howard County Circuit Court on July 27, 2016, and was sentenced to eight years in prison with six years suspended as part of a plea deal with the Howard County States Attorney.
On Feb. 18, 2019, court records show that Fletcher was returned to the general population of Prince Georges County from prison on probation as a result of the evaluation of the Maryland Department of Health for drug and alcohol – likely due to Fletcher not being able to get enough of either substance while in prison. Now Fletcher stands accused of finding an even better crime to provide a challenge to the public defenders to hone their skills in court.
When Fletcher isn’t busy selling drugs, he plays the getting help for his addiction game with a stint spent in 2016 at The Jude House, a drug and alcohol counseling center in Bel Alton, Md. After a visit with The Jude House, Fletcher entered a guilty plea to dealing drugs in Howard County Circuit Court on January 6, 2016 and that charge was combined with his other criminal achievements for the two year sentence in prison.
Fletcher found an opportunity when he was very young, to explore the workings of the Maryland Prison system when he did an apprenticeship as an inmate for five years after pleading guilty to felony use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime. Poor little Fletcher got five years in the big house on June 1, 2005 when sentenced in Prince Georges County Circuit Court.
Fletcher got his start in drug dealing convictions on November 29, 2001 when he pleaded guilty to dealing drugs in Charles County Circuit Court when he was granted a vacation in the Charles County Jail for eighteen months.
Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington went to the trouble to bringing forth evidence to the Charles County Circuit Court Grand Jury on January 18, 2013 to issue indictments against Terrence Wills of felony burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and property destruction. On July 21, 2017, Covington gave a sweet plea deal to Wills. THE DEAL: Wills pleaded guilty to theft and was given a sentence of five years in prison with all of the sentence suspended. Wills wanted to get rid of his criminal record as being known to prospective employers as a burglar and drug dealer might have side effects to those who don’t wish to become another of his victims and he applied to the Charles County Circuit Court to have his criminal conviction expunged from his record. On September 6, 2019, the Court denied his petition for expungement. Within a year, Wills allegedly had committed murder.
Victim Led The Thug Life
In his most recent encounter with the law, a victim of domestic violence applied for a keep away order against Brawner on January 16, 2020. The order was granted on an interim basis, prohibiting Brawner from coming near or contacting the victim. The order was dismissed on January 23, 2020, when the victim failed to appear for a hearing.
On August 25, 2012, Charles County Sheriff detectives assigned to the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division arrested Kenneth Dionel Brawner, of Waldorf, who was wanted in connection with the assault and robbery of a newspaper deliveryman on August 5, 2012, in the 3300 block of Ryon Court. Brawner, one of five suspects in the assault, was arrested without incident and charged with robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft, and motor vehicle theft.
The robbery of a person delivering newspapers, pizzas or other items by a criminal who would rather take from others at gunpoint instead of working for a living is the very definition of the thug culture.
Brawner was supposed to do a twenty year stretch for his conviction of the robbery with a deadly weapon when he entered a guilty plea on December 11, 2014. THE DEAL: in a deal, which may have cost him his life, Brawner’s twenty-year sentence was suspended to just seven years in prison and was living proof, until he was murdered, that little in the way of corrections takes place in prison.
Armed robbery appears to have been a lifestyle choice or even a hobby as he entered an Alford Plea to conspiracy to commit robbery on May 21, 2010. With a finding of guilty, Brawner was sentenced to five years in prison with all but eight months and 29 days suspended.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective R. Johnson at (301) 609-6453. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.