Concern for Missing Man

David Emanuel Bailey

Update June 18, 2018: David Emanuel Bailey was located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man.

David Emanuel Bailey, age 29, who was last known to reside at an address on Falls Grove Drive in Rockville, has been reported as missing.  He was last seen between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, when he left the Montgomery County Men’s Emergency Shelter located at 600 East Gude Drive on foot. Family members have been unable to contact him since that time.

Bailey is described as an African American male, 6’ 2” tall and weighing 250 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes. Bailey was last seen wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and brown and green boots.  He has tattoos on his neck, left tricep, and forearm.

Police and family are concerned for Bailey’s physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David Emanuel Bailey is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.


Update: Suspect Arrested for Germantown 7-Eleven Armed Robbery – Tipster Helped Close This Case

Logan Stefon Lawson

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Logan Stefon Lawson, age 21, of the 18400 block of Stone Hollow Drive in Germantown, with the May 19 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 12861 Clopper Road.

On Saturday, May 19 at approximately 2:49 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the 7-Eleven for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the store displaying a handgun.  The suspect threatened an employee who was working behind the counter and demanded cash from the registers.  The suspect obtained currency from the business and fled from the 7-Eleven.

On May 21, detectives released surveillance video of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.  Investigators received multiple tips which led to the identification of Lawson as the suspect.  An MCP officer who was familiar with Lawson also identified Lawson as the robbery suspect.

A 5th District patrol officer noted that the suspect’s “Call of Duty” backpack (that can be seen in the video) was given to customers who pre-ordered the latest Call of Duty video game during a set time.  Detectives were able to confirm that Lawson pre-ordered the game and received the bag.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Lawson charging him with one count of armed robbery, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

On May 25, Lawson was arrested at a Gaithersburg motel on the strength of the Montgomery County warrant.  Investigators located evidence from the robbery at the hotel.  Lawson is currently being held without bond.

A tipster who called Crime Solvers and provided information about this case is eligible for a reward and is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) and provide his/her tip number.


Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating an early morning home invasion robbery in Germantown where the suspects fired shots inside the residence.  Detectives do not believe that this home invasion robbery was random.

This morning (May 29) at approximately 12:01 a.m., 5th District officers responded to a residence in the 13600 block of Demetrias Way for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly before midnight, on Monday, May 28, two male suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, forced entry into the occupied home.  An adult victim in the home reported to detectives that she heard the sound of gunshots inside the home and went to investigate.  The victim was confronted by the two suspects who then threatened her with the handgun and demanded cash.  The suspects obtained property from the home and fled.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the suspects fired several shots while inside the residence.  Investigators further determined that some of the shots penetrated a wall of the home and entered a neighboring home.  Responding officers checked that home and no injuries were reported.

The suspect who was armed with the handgun is described as an African American male in his 30’s and who is approximately 6’ 1” tall.  The second suspect is described as an African American male between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5’ 9” tall, and weighs approximately 250 pounds.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspects or this home invasion robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


Concern for Missing Rockville Man

 UPDATE: May 29, 2018: Abayneh Arficho Hegana has been located safe and unharmed.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who is missing from Rockville.

Abayneh Arficho Hegana, age 33, of the 12900 block of Margot Drive in Rockville, was last seen by a family member at approximately 7:00 a.m. yesterday (Sunday, May 27) leaving his Rockville residence on foot.  Hegana stated that he was going to church on Eastern Avenue in Silver Spring but did not attend the service and did not return home.

Hegana is described as a black male, 5’7” tall and weighing 130 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and facial hair.  Hegana frequently uses public transportation.

Anyone who has information regarding Abayneh Hegana’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).


Abayneh Hegana

Suspect Arrested in Bethesda Fatal House Fire Investigation

Daniel Lewis Beckwitt

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Daniel Lewis Beckwitt, age 27, of the 5200 block of Danbury Road in Bethesda with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Askia Khafra, age 21.

On September 10, 2017, at approximately 4:23 p.m., 2nd District officers along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the report of a fire at Beckwitt’s Danbury Road residence.  During the investigation, Khafra was located deceased in the basement of the home.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that the cause of Khafra’s death was smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

Beckwitt was arrested without incident on Friday, May 25, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of First Landing Way in Burke, Virginia.  Assisting in this arrest were members of the Fairfax County Police Department and the United States Marshals Service, Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Beckwitt remains in the custody of Fairfax County officials awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.


May 30, 2018 (2:30 pm) UPDATE: Beckwitt has been extradited to Montgomery County and is expected to have a bond review tomorrow in District Court.