UPDATE from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office: 

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit, along with patrol officers and detectives located and arrested James Jvon Butler, 28, of La Plata on Setptember 17th at 7:30 a.m., at a motel in Waldorf where he had been hiding. Butler was wanted for attempting to murder an acquaintance on Sept. 16. Butler was transported to the Charles County Detention Center where he will be charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Original Report on September 16th:

Two Charles County schools were locked down for about 15 minutes at midday after it was reported that a shooter being sought by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was in the area. The schools were J.P. Ryon Elementary School and John Hanson Middle School. The alleged shooting incident had nothing to do with the schools.

The sheriff’s office issued the following press release: “On Sept. 16 at 5:11 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers and officers with the La Plata Town police department responded to the 800 block of Cedar Court in La Plata for the report of a shooting. Investigation showed the victim, 39, was exiting his house when he was approached from behind by the suspect,  James Jvon Butler, 28, of La Plata. Butler pulled a gun and shot the victim in his leg. Butler fled and the victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Butler is known to the victim and the motive appears to be related to an on-going argument. Butler is a black male,  5’7”, 160 lbs. He does not have any vehicles listed in his name and usually travels on foot; however, he could have access to a car.

“A warrant is on file charging Butler with attempted first-degree murder. Anyone with information about James Jvon Butler’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call 911. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or text CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submit a tip online at tipsubmit.com.”