Clifton DeWayne Trent
Clifton DeWayne Trent
Clifton DeWayne Trent

WALDORF, Md. – On June 6 at 12:20 a.m., officers responded to a convenience store in the 3300 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the report of a robbery.

A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the business, approached a clerk, and asked for cigars. The clerk got the cigars, but the suspect suddenly pulled the clerk over the counter and stole them from his hand. The suspect then walked behind the counter and stole additional packs of cigars before fleeing on foot.

Officers pursued leads and identified the suspect as Clifton DeWayne Trent, 30, of Waldorf. An arrest warrant was obtained.

On June 15, Trent was located by members of the CCSO Warrant Unit. He was arrested and charged with robbery, theft, and second-degree assault.

On June 15, a district court commissioner released Trent from the Charles County Detention Center after he paid 10% of a $5,000 bond. 

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

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  1. “…the suspect suddenly pulled the clerk over the counter and stole them from his hand. The suspect then walked behind the counter and stole additional packs of cigars before fleeing on foot.”
    It’s so sad that an employee has to put up with this threat and can’t/won’t fight back. Of course, he may have been an elderly person but still… Not showing a gun? He’d have been eating a cash register or anything I could have bounced off of his head…
    See what happens when people get special treatment and privileges?

    1. LOL…you clearly have never worked in a store nor have any grasp of reality. How on earth are you going to throw a cash register? Usually they are bolted down. What is he going to throw at the guy…cigars or cigarettes? There is no excuse for what Trent did but your proposal is preposterous. Please let me know what store you will demonstrate throwing a cash register at somebody.

      1. Very true employees are trained to remain calm and do not resist. Never fight back. Naturally,” fight or flight,” occurs in all of us. First thing they say when in training…if robbed…being compliant could determine your life or death.

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