Burglars loot gun shop and then set million-dollar fire to building; husband murders wife with car




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WALDORF, MD (October 13, 2014) – A team of Deputy State Fire Marshals along with Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing their investigation of a fire that damaged Fred’s Sports, a well known gun range and shop. The 4:30 a.m. blaze at 2895 Crain Highway caused an estimated one-million dollars in damage to the structure and products inside.

The preliminary on scene investigation has determined the cause of the fire was incendiary in nature with evidence the store was burglarized prior to the discovery of the fire.  Over 35 firefighters from Waldorf, LaPlata, Brandywine, Accoceek, Hughesville and Clinton were able to control the two-alarm fire in less than 30 minutes.

There were no reported injuries and an estimated time for the business to reopen has not been established. The business was not equipped with a sprinkler system. Due to the business being licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), investigators from that agency have arrived and are assisting the owner in securing the building and the inventorying of remaining merchandise.

Investigators are requesting anyone with information about this fire or observed anything suspicious in the area prior to the fire to contact the Southern Regional Office at 443-550-6835 or contact the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-492-7529.

Man taken to hospital for mental checkup after he flattened his wife — repeatedly — with his car

WALDORF, Md. (WJLA) – Authorities said charges were pending Monday evening against the husband of a Waldorf woman whose body was found in a strip mall parking lot in what investigators called a case of “domestic-related homicide.”

Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said that 36-year-old Jennifer Lynn Weyhenmeyer was purposefully and repeatedly run over by a car.

The couple was seen arguing less than a half-hour before the woman’s body was found behind a Pizza Hut at 3220 Crain Highway in Waldorf on Sunday, Richardson said.

pizza-hut-waldorf-dcho_606Deputies found the woman’s husband at their home shortly afterwards and took him to a hospital for a medical evaluation. Richardson declined to say why the man was being evaluated.

Richardson said the couple’s car was in the driveway and had evidence that matched evidence at the scene.

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