Tuesday, May 17, 2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office Investigating Child Abuse

On May 13, 2016, The Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services (CPS), received a referral regarding the possible physical abuse of a child. Ultimately, detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) assumed the investigation.

The investigation revealed, Charles Winston Gary, Sr., 55 years old of Great Mills, Maryland, physically assaulted two minor children while they were in his care and custody. As a result of Gary’s actions, both children sustained visible signs of injuries. 

After conferring with the St. Mary's County State's Attorney's Office, Gary was charged with the following criminal violations via an arrest warrant:

Child Abuse: Two Counts of Second Degree-Custodian

Two Counts of Assault Second Degree 

On May 13, 2016, Gary was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

Charles Winston Gary