Friday, June 13, 2014

CID Identifies Suspects in Counterfeit Case

Hollywood, Maryland - On May 3, 2014 deputies responded to the McKay’s Foodland for the report of two suspects passing counterfeit $100 bills while making purchases.  The investigation was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Detectives were able to determine two suspects entered the business and each presented the clerk with counterfeit $100 bills appearing to be U.S. Currency to purchase items valued at under $5.00.  Detectives identified the first suspect as Steven Eric Johnson, age 26, of Brandywine, Maryland, and obtained a warrant for his arrest.  On June 11, 2014, Johnson was arrested in Washington D.C. and extradited back to St. Mary’s County where he was charged with Manufacture Counterfeit Currency, Making image of Counterfeit Currency, Possession of /Issue Forged Currency and Theft under $100.  Johnson was later released on personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
Steven Eric Johnson - ARRESTED
A warrant has been issued for the second suspect, Jasonn Deville Henderson-Ware, age 24, of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, relating to the same incident.  Henderson-Ware has not been located and a warrant for his arrest is still outstanding. 
Jasonn Deville Henderson-Ware - WANTED
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Henderson-Ware is asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 301-475-4200 Ext. 1950 or citizens can contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.  Citizens can also text information to CRIMES (274637).  Simply enter “TIP239” (847239) before your tip.  You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

Captain Terry L. Black
Criminal Investigations Division
301-475-4200 Ext. 1925