Walter Crouse Prentiss
Walter Crouse Prentiss

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Walter Crouse Prentiss, age 42 of no fixed address, who is wanted for violating the conditions of his Pre-Trial Release and removing his GPS monitor.

Prentiss was incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for First-Degree Rape; three counts of First-Degree Assault, three counts of Second-Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property.

Anyone with information on Prentiss’ whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Joseph Bowling at 301-475-4200, ext. 71959 or email

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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    1. And this different than any other crime? Why are you only outraged when a “rapist” has cut the cord?

  1. No fixed address and these serious charges and let out on a monitor.
    Ridiculos what is wrong with the courts these days.

  2. Hmmmmm…. Not speaking for or against, especially being a rape survivor BUT what happened to INNOCENT until proven Guilty? Apparently, maybe or maybe NOT there’s a reason why he was granted pre-trial, maybe 🤔 or maybe NOT JUDGE made extremely poor judgement call BUT BEFORE WE EXECUTE in the court of public opinion LET’S GET FACTS!

    1. It only says he is charged with crimes, but now he is wanted on something else which isn’t really did he or did he not do it

  3. Sure he may be innocent, or not….but not the point!! The loser is loose. Someone f’d up, and now the po po needs to find him with ..or without..the community’s help!
    I just hope justice prevails whatever happens!

    1. If anyone knows him and knows of his whereabouts please contact your local authorities. Someone has to want to obtain $1000 from Crimesolvers to help pay off some Christmas debt!!!!!! Turn this loser in!!!!!

        1. For what you ask? If he will just get a slap on the wrist then perhaps he should just stop running and turn himself in and be out in a few hours so people can go look for others who are wanted.

  4. LEO’s going to find him. When they do the court commissioner should do his/her duty to protect the law-abiding people and hold him “NO BOND”. Prosecutor shouldn’t plea bargain. Judges should ensure a fair trial. When/if the accused is found guilty. The sentencing should reflect the Judges commitment to protect the law-abiding people.

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