PACKING HEAT: DeWayne Braden at wheel of stolen car; just didn’t know how to avoid hitting a tree, leaving his gun in the wreck; but was found hiding under a bush when he beat feet
Give this bozo free driving lessons while he is in the slammer but looney Judge Kenneth Talley let him out with no bail needed
WALDORF, MD. – Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that on September 30, 2021, at 5:47 p.m., a patrol officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway at Billingsley Road on a car that had been reported stolen.
Police say that the driver refused to pull over and instead accelerated and fled to the area of Smallwood Drive and Kipling Drive where he struck a tree. The driver and a passenger fled from the car and hid.
A police K9 located the driver hiding in a bush near a townhome. He was safely taken into custody without further incident. The officer is working to identify the passenger, who has not yet been located. A loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle.
DeWayne Leon Braden, 22, of Waldorf, was charged by Charles County Sheriff’s Department Officer Chambers with felony unlawful taking of a vehicle, possession of a loaded firearm inside a car, felony theft up to $25,000, and other related charges.
Braden is from the Glen Burnie area. His current address is listed as 4306 Drake Court, Waldorf, Md. When charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in Charles County District Court Braden entered a guilty plea on November 20, 2019, in a plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington. THE DEAL: Braden was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgement.
A trial date has been set for November 24, 2011, in Charles County District Court. Braden was initially held without bond by District Court Commissioner Naja Butler.
Take a good look at the video of your driveway if your vehicle is stolen and see if it matches up with this one of Braden as he was released by Charles County District Court Judge Kenneth A. Talley on his own personal recognizance back into the hinterlands of Waldorf without having to post bond. It is unknown if the police apologized to Braden and provided him a free Uber ride back to his crib.