Over $100,000 in fraudulent checks and 14 fraudulent driver’s licenses from 11 different states throughout the southeast and northeast regions of the United States recovered - Investigators are seeking any witnesses, or anyone having information relating to this investigation.
(Charles County, MD) At about 9:30 A.M., on December 30, 2014, troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the 10300-block of Housely Place, White Plains, MD, for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.
Investigation revealed the suspect, identified as Bart K. Mullins, 36, of the 10300-block of Housely Place, White Plains, used his vehicle to attempt to flee the scene to escape apprehension by bail bonding agents. Mullins was wanted on open warrants from North Carolina and Louisiana for aggravated assault on a police officer and violation of probation.
While fleeing, Mullins struck and injured a member of the bail bonding agency. That person was transported to the Prince George’s Hospital Shock Trauma Center, with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Mullins failed to negotiate a curve at Billingsley Road and Middletown Road and struck a curb, disabling his vehicle. He was held by members of the bail bonding agency until troopers arrived minutes later.
Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Central South Region responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Information was developed linking Mullins to a series of financial fraud and identity theft crimes. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and served at his residence last night.
Investigators recovered over $100,000 in fraudulent checks and 14 fraudulent driver’s licenses from 11 different states throughout the southeast and northeast regions of the United States.
Mullins was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and DUI. Additional charges are expected to be filed after consultation with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office. A detainer was also filed on Mullins for a violation of probation warrant from North Carolina and a warrant from Louisiana for aggravated assault on a police officer. Mullins was held at the Charles County Detention Center.
The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region is comprised of investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The investigators are tasked with working investigations within Maryland’s jurisdictions and crimes that cross state lines.
Investigators are asking for any witnesses, or anyone having information relating to this investigation is to contact TFC D. Brill of the Maryland State Police – Criminal Enforcement Division at 301-475-8955 or 410-535-1400.