Detectives from the Special Investigations Division – Vice and Intelligence Unit continue to investigate a burglary that occurred on January 3 in Bethesda. Two suspects have been charged with the burglary. Today, detectives are releasing photographs of a third suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
On January 3 at approximately 4:15 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 7000 block of Natelli Woods Lane in Bethesda. The residence was for sale and was unoccupied. Officers did not locate any suspects on scene. However, witnesses stated that they observed a black male and black female inside the home. When witnesses had questioned the male suspect about his presence on the property, the male stated that the land belonged to “his people and his tribe.”
On January 5 at approximately 11:36 p.m., 2nd District officers responded again to the same residence for a burglary in progress. Officers arrived on scene and located individuals on the property. LAMONT MAURICE BUTLER, age 29, of the 2100 block of Duckhorn Court in Waldorf, stated to responding officers that he was a member of the Moorish Nation and had the right to claim the property.
Further investigation by detectives determined that Butler conspired with his girlfriend, SAKITA SHANIK HOLLY, age 34, of an unconfirmed address, to commit the burglary at the residence on Natelli Woods Lane. Butler and Holly have both been charged by investigators with this first-degree burglary and have a scheduled trial date of September 17.
During this investigation, detectives obtained photographs of a third suspect involved in this burglary; the photographs show the suspect inside the burglarized home. Investigators are asking anyone who can identify this suspect to please call the Vice and Intelligence Unit at 240-773-5958. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.