Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Assault in Silver Spring

Jonathan S. Worth

On Tuesday, July 17 at approximately 5:41 p.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to the 8500 block of Fenton Street for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel were already in the area for a report of the odor of gas. Firefighters were able to provide a description to police of the suspect and a woman with whom he was walking, and the direction they were last seen travelling on foot.

Fire and Rescue responders provided treatment to the victim, a 24-year-old male, suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. He was transported to an area hospital for further treatment, and is currently in stable condition.

Third District officers were able to locate the suspect and the female and take them into custody. Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the male suspect and victim (who did not know one another), got into a verbal altercation as they walked on Ellsworth Drive. When they were in the 8600 block of Fenton Street, the male suspect stabbed the victim. The motive for the assault has not yet been confirmed.

Jonathan (Jo’Nathan) S. Worth, age 24, from the 8100 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, and reckless endangerment.  After investigation, the female with Worth was determined not to be involved in the assault and was released without charges.

Worth is currently being held without bond.

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Update: Suspect Charged in Domestic-Related Stabbing

Dwight Perry

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Dwight Perry, age 35, of the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg, for assault-related charges following a domestic-related stabbing that occurred at his home.  After the stabbing, Perry fled in his vehicle with his 9-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter prompting an Amber Alert to be issued for the two children, Perry, and the vehicle. 

On Tuesday, July 10 at approximately 1:03 p.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Perry’s home for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  Responding officers located the adult female victim, Perry’s girlfriend, inside the residence suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound to her lower back.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The victim stated to investigators that Perry had assaulted her and used a knife to stab her in the lower back during an argument which occurred inside the home. After stabbing the victim, Perry took his two children and fled from the area in his vehicle.  Concerned for the safety of the two children, MCP investigators contacted the Maryland State Police who then issued an Amber Alert on the Department’s behalf.

After seeing the Amber Alert, Perry stopped at a fire station in Prince George’s County and turned himself into officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD). The two children were not with Perry, but he provided their locations to investigators.  One child was at a day-care facility and the other child was at a family member’s home, both locations were in Prince George’s County.  MCP detectives and PGPD officers subsequently located the two children safe and unharmed.

During a police interview, Perry admitted to stabbing the victim.  Perry was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault.  He is currently being held without bond.

MCP thanks the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Maryland State Police, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management for their assistance in helping to locate the two children.  MCP also thanks the public and media for sharing the Amber Alert information.



Update: Robbery and Assault Immediately Preceded Hewitt Avenue Fatal Hit and Run; Suspects Arrested

Kenneth Sahr Kpakima

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) have been investigating the Friday, June 8 assault, robbery, and death of 40-year-old Gregory Jonathan Atwood, of Tynewick Drive in the Bel Pre area.

On Tuesday, June 19, detectives arrested Mohammed Salous, age 17, and charged him as an adult with assault-related offenses for his involvement in the robbery of Gregory Atwood.  On Wednesday, June 20, Kenneth Sahr Kpakima (also spelled Kapakima), age 21, was charged with assault and armed robbery offenses related to this crime.  They are both being held without bond.  A 15-year-old female suspect has been identified but has not been charged at this time.

Investigation by detectives revealed that on Friday, June 8, at approximately 3:50 a.m., 4th District officers responded to southbound Georgia Avenue at Hewitt Avenue for a person in the roadway.  Responding officers located Gregory Atwood, deceased in the southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue.  There was evidence of trauma to his body.

Preliminary investigation at the scene by CRU detectives indicated that Atwood was struck by two separate vehicles.  The drivers of those vehicles did not remain on the scene.  Evidence further indicated that one of the involved vehicles is possibly a 2011 Chrysler 200 or a 2011 Dodge Avenger (unknown color).  CRU investigators believe that the second vehicle involved in this collision is a light-colored Dodge Durango.

During the joint investigation by CRU and Major Crimes detectives, a review of surveillance video in the area of Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue showed that prior to the collision being reported on June 8, Kpakima, Salous, and the 15-year-old female assaulted and robbed Atwood of his property in that area.  Detectives have further determined that Atwood suffered injuries as a result of that assault and that the suspects fled from the scene after they assaulted Atwood.

CRU detectives continue to investigate the hit and run portion of this investigation.   There is considerable vehicle and foot traffic in the area of Georgia Avenue at Hewitt Avenue, even at the time when this robbery and subsequent hit and run collision occurred.  CRU Investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed this collision, who were in the area around the time of this collision, saw something suspicious, or may have any information about this collision, to please call the 4th District Police Station at 240-773-6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

*Note: a photograph of Salous will not be released due to his age*





Officers Locate Three Guns in Vehicle During Stop; One Occupant Charged with Shooting in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section and officers from the 5th District Community Action Team (DCAT) have arrested and charged the following suspects with firearm and assault-related charges following a traffic stop in Germantown:

  • Jordan Becraft, age 20, of the 13300 block of Country Ridge Drive in Germantown.
  • Joseph E. Pinto, age 22, of the 900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg.
  • Damarco Morrow, age 19, of the 1300 block of Missouri Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • Lynden S. Lawson, age 19, of the 13300 block of Waterside Circle in Germantown.

Pinto has also been charged with firearm and assault-related offenses for his involvement in a June 6 shooting during which shots were fired into an occupied home in Germantown.

On Wednesday, June 6 at approximately 9:45 a.m., 5th District officers responded to a home in the 13500 block of Demetrias Way for the report of several shots that had been fired into a residence.  Responding officers determined that the home was occupied but no residents had been injured by the shots.  Witnesses reported to police that they had observed a suspect shoot into the residence and then enter a white Toyota Scion driven by another suspect.  The vehicle fled from the area.  MCP officers were provided with a description of the suspects’ vehicle.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. that same evening, 5th DCAT officers observed a white Scion parked at a gas station located in the 19700 block of Germantown Road in Germantown.   Officers in unmarked police vehicles began following the car as it exited the gas station onto Germantown Road.  Near the intersection of Century Boulevard and Town Commons Drive, an officer driving directly behind the Scion reported to other officers that a rear seat passenger was pointing a green laser through the rear windshield directly at him.

DCAT officers in marked and unmarked police vehicles initiated a traffic stop on the Scion at Locbury Drive and Club Hill Drive in Germantown.  During the traffic stop:

  • Becraft was identified as the driver.
  • Lawson was identified as the front seat passenger.
  • Pinto and Morrow were identified as rear seat passengers.
  • Officers observed a loaded, .45 caliber handgun lying on the Scion’s rear passenger floorboard area near where Morrow had been sitting.
  • Officers further located a loaded, 9mm handgun that had been concealed in a tool bag that was in the rear center area of the vehicle.
  • Officers noted that the 9mm handgun had a green laser sight and determined that this firearm had been pointed at the officer who had been following the Scion.
  • Officers located an additional loaded .40 caliber handgun under the front passenger seat.

Becraft, Pinto, Morrow, and Lawson were arrested and transported to the 5th District station.

During a police interview with 5th District detectives, Pinto made statements as to his involvement in the earlier shooting that had occurred on Demetrias Way.  The investigation by detectives determined that Pinto was the suspect who had fired multiple shots into the Demetrias Way home.  This shooting remains under investigation.

Becraft, Pinto, Morrow, and Lawson were transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Morrow and Lawson were charged with firearm-related offenses as a result of the traffic stop in Germantown.  Pinto was charged with firearm and assault-related offenses related to the traffic stop in Germantown and related to the shooting that had occurred on Demetrias Way.  He was further charged with assault-related charges after it was determined that he was the suspect who had pointed the handgun with the laser sight through the rear windshield of the Scion and at the officer.

Morrow and Lawson were both released after posting a $5,000 bond.  Becraft was released after posting a $10,000 bond. Pinto is currently being held without bond.


Joseph Pinto

Jordan Becraft

Lynden S. Lawson

Damarco Morrow

Inmate Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder of Correctional Officer

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section have charged Edgar Alfonso Borrera, age 26, currently incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) located at 22880 Whelan Lane in Boyds, with the attempted first-degree murder of a correctional officer.

On Sunday, May 6, at approximately 4:58 a.m., a MCCF correctional officer was assaulted by Borrera on an upper tier of the facility in front of the cells.  Borrera repeatedly punched and struck the victim about his face and upper body with a weapon fashioned from hard plastic and a milk carton.  After the assault, another inmate rendered aid to the victim and attempted to contain Borrera by grabbing him.  Other correctional officers responded to assist the victim.

The victim was transported to a hospital with multiple injuries to include fractured bones in his face and lacerations to his forehead.

Detectives located the weapon used by Borrera during the assault and seized it as evidence.

Borrera has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault of a correctional officer.  He is currently incarcerated on unrelated criminal charges.


Edgar Borrera