St. Mary's County Police Report for July 07, 2004

Dfc. Richard W. Russell responded to a Lexington Park residence for an out of control juvenile. Upon arrival Dfc. Russell and other Deputies found the juvenile suspect had cut the electronic monitoring system from his person, cut the phone lines in the home and created numerous other property destructions throughout the home. The Suspect was arrested and transported to a Calvert County Hospital for mental health treatment before further disposition will be made.

On July 5th, 2004 Sheriff's Office Deputy Somar Clark responded to the Wal-Mart Store in California for the reported theft. Upon her arrival she found that Suspect Joseph William Butler had stolen a cordless telephone from the establishment. The Suspect provided his personal information and was arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Dfc. John W. Cusic responded to St. Mary's County Detention Center to serve a warrant on Joseph William Butler. Suspect Butler gave personal information to include his name and date of birth to an Officer and that information indicated that Butler was wanted. The warrant was through Prince George's County Maryland for Failure to Appear on the original charge of theft. Once the warrant was served a Detention Center Corrections Officer noticed that Suspect Joseph William Butler was actually John Fitzgerald Butler. A computer check revealed Suspect John F. Butler was wanted numerous times through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. Those warrants were for Theft under $500, Child Support, Failure to Appear on a Robbery Probation Violation and new charges of False Statement to an Officer. Dfc. Richard W. Russell continued the investigation and made the positive identification and submitted the new charges. Suspect Butler had utilized that same alias in the Prince George's County Area when arrested and failed to appear. He began using the alias to avoid the other outstanding warrants. He is currently incarcerated to await a bond hearing before the Circuit Court.

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