Murder USA: Drug Dealer Lydell Wood Gunned Down in Broad Daylight in Growing Crime-town of Waldorf

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Drug dealer Lydell Wood murdered in Waldorf 010615 photo courtesy of WUSA

Drug dealer Lydell Wood murdered in Waldorf 010615 photo courtesy of WUSA

Drug Dealer Lydell Wood Gunned Down in Broad Daylight in Growing Crime-town of Waldorf

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WALDORF, MD. — Waldorf ushers in the new year with a new murder as local killers try to keep up with their drug dealing killing cousins in D.C., PG County and Baltimore.

 Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that on January 6 at 2:05 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2600 block of Rooks Head Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound.

Police say that the victim has been identified as 29-year-old Lydell Walter Wood of Waldorf. Charles County Police says Wood was shot and killed during a confrontation in the parking lot of his neighborhood.  Wood was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say that a preliminary investigation showed the victim and suspect had a confrontation in the parking lot of a neighborhood when the suspect produced a gun and shot the victim.

The suspect fled on foot. Detectives canvassed the area and are working on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Elliott at (301) 932-2222 or (301) 609-6515. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case. The victim’s identity will be released once his next of kin has been notified.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

Wood’s arrest and conviction record include numerous charges of assault and drug dealing, primarily in Charles County, Maryland. Wood, of 2525 Robinson Place in Waldorf, Md., was most recently arrested for possession of drugs, theft, and disorderly conduct by Charles County Patrol Officer J. Dewberry on Dec. 27, 2015, and was to appear in court on March 8, 2016.

In Calvert County Circuit Court, Lydell Wood was found in a paternity action brought by the Calvert County Bureau of Child Support for Natalie Dove to be the rooster in a pending case and now child support will no longer be available due to his demise. When Dove and Calvert County brought the action, Wood was a resident of the Maryland prison system.

Wood was supposed to be sentenced for a violation of his probation which occurred in 2013 by Charles County Circuit Court Judge Harrington on Jan. 4, 2016 after a series of hearings and mental competency examination following an Alford Plea of guilty to indictments on drug distribution charges on June 2, 2011.  Wood had been sentenced to serve 206 days in prison with five years of probation following his plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington.  In the deal, Covington dropped five counts of the indictment for drug dealing. The deal, in which Wood admitted that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him should the case go to trial, he was initially given 20 years in prison with 19 years, 5 months and 7 days suspended with 206 days’ credit of time served.

As this case took place in the Alice in Wonderland World of the Maryland Judiciary, the plea deal which took place on June 2nd was challenged by the defendant’s attorney four days later for a motion of reconsideration, which allows a Judge to reverse or reduce the sentence agreed to in a plea deal or handed down by a Judge.  The States Attorney filed an opposition to the motion on June 17, 2011.

Charles County Sheriff Berry was given a warrant to arrest Wood on Jan. 4, 2016 after he apparently failed to show up for his return ticket back to prison. The Sheriff can return the warrant to the Judge and mark it “undeliverable”.

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