Two Loaded Firearms Recovered During Traffic Stop From Convicted Felon
LA PLATA, MD. – Yet another dangerous thug caught with loaded guns has been released on a cheap bond by a Judge in Charles County District Court.
On March 11 at 6:41 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Department patrol officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Charles Street and Church Street in La Plata.
Upon approaching the driver, the officer immediately observed a firearm on the dashboard.
The driver, Jamaal Khali Sterling, 22, of Virginia, was arrested.
Sheriff Troy Berry reports that a loaded semi-automatic 9mm handgun and another firearm were recovered from the car. A loaded magazine and suspected marijuana were also located.
A computer check revealed Sterling is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction. Sterling was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, illegally transporting a firearm, driving on a revoked driver’s license, and other related charges.
On March 14, 2022, retired Prince Georges County District Court Judge Thurman Rhodes ordered Sterling could be released from the detention center on a $20,000 bond. After paying 10% of the bond ($2,000) Sterling was released. The investigation into the recovered drugs is continuing.