Monday, October 23, 2017

PGPD Arrests Suspect Who Attempted to Sexually Assault Woman in Camp Springs

Detectives charged a suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman in her Camp Springs home. The suspect is 23-year-old Khary Edwards of the 4000 block of Wahler Court in Southeast DC. The suspect and victim do not know each other.

On October 21st, at about 11:55 am, patrol officers were called to the victim’s home on Oakland Way. When the first officer arrived, he observed the suspect, who was naked, running from the home. The officer chased the suspect but lost sight of him in the 5800 block of Auth Road. While canvassing the area, officers located the then clothed suspect walking on Auth Road and took him into custody after another foot chase.

 The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect had forced his way into the woman’s home and attempted to sexually assault her. He also assaulted her and stole items from the home. He ran out when the first patrol officer arrived on the scene.

Edwards is charged with attempted murder, attempted rape, robbery and additional charges. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information about this case or this suspect is asked to call the Sexual Assault Unit at 301-772-4908. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. 

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