Authorities reported Monday that a Maryland man was charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stealing a forklift from a Lowe’s Home Improvement shop and then running over a lady with it in the adjoining parking lot of a Home Depot.
In the early hours of Sunday, at approximately 12:40 a.m., diligent officers promptly answered a distress call regarding a disturbing incident transpiring at a well-known Lowe’s establishment.
This report, unveiled through a comprehensive statement shared on the distinguished platform of Facebook by the esteemed Charles County Sheriff’s Office, detailed the occurrence of an audacious act involving burglary and theft.
The principal suspect, who goes by the name of Bryce Caleb Timothy Brown and hails from the town of Waldorf, exhibited an alarming disregard for the law as he relentlessly orchestrated his ill-intentioned scheme.
Without hesitation, he forcefully invaded the premises of the aforementioned commercial enterprise, cunningly procuring a formidable forklift, only to later unleash its power by forcefully propelling it through the robust rear gates of the property.
Such audacious and destructive behavior brazenly unfolded under the watchful eye of the competent law enforcement agency.
Brown then drove the forklift to a Home Depot about a half-mile northeast of the Lowe’s and smashed a vehicle in the parking lot. According to the sheriff’s office, inside that vehicle was a sleeping Gloristine Pinkney, 73, of Waldorf, whom Brown did not know.
Pinkney awoke, got out of the car, and began running away, according to the sheriff’s office.
Brown followed her, struck her with the forklift and ran over her, then stole the victim’s car and fled,” the sheriff’s office said.
“Officers investigating the initial Lowe’s burglary canvassed the area and discovered the forklift in the Home Depot parking lot.” They located the woman below the forklift and declared her dead at the site.”
According to the sheriff’s office, Brown was identified as a suspect and detained Sunday evening. According to the sheriff’s office, he was being detained without bond at the county detention facility on accusations of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault, and theft.
It was unclear Monday afternoon whether Brown had retained an attorney. His relatives could not be immediately reached for comment.
Attempts to reach Pinkney’s family were unsuccessful.