St. Mary's County Police Report for August 07, 2004 - Southern Maryland Headline News

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


Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a Lexington Park Shelter for the reported suicidal suspect. upon arrival Deputies were advised that the Suspect had left the area, armed with a knife and threatening to- kill a Police Officer or force them to kill him. Deputies saturated the area in an attempt to find the suspect and they did in a wooded area. The Suspect began to utilize a box cutter to inflict injury to himself. Officers attempted to have the Suspect comply with verbal commands to stop and he continued his actions. Commands were given in regards to the K-9 presence and the Suspect advise he was not going to disarm. Dfc. Todd L. Fleenor dispatched his K-9 partner and the Suspect actively fought the K-9, however the K-9 was able to disarm him. As Officers moved in to take custody of the Suspect, the Suspect continued to resist and caused injury to Dfc. Fleenor's hand. Other less lethal means were used and the Suspect was eventually placed into custody. Both the undisclosed Suspect and Dfc. Fleenor were transported for treatment. The Suspect was treated for the minor injuries received while being taken into custody as well as the self inflicted injuries.

Sheriff's Office Deputy Richard W. Russell responded to a Piney Point address for the 911 call for a domestic dispute. Prior to arriving he was advised that the Suspect, Nelson L. Battle Sr. was repeatedly ramming his unregistered vehicle into Victim Laura Morgan's vehicle. Suspect Battle fled prior to police arrival but was located and found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center to await a hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

Dfc. Richard W. Russell responded to the 911 call for a domestic assault in the Lexington Park area. Upon arrival he found that Suspect Christopher Wilson was arguing with Victim Darenka Bush when he struck Victim Bush in the left side of the head causing a laceration to her ear. He was arrested and is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

Sheriff's Office Deputy Richard W. Russell responded to the California Wal-Mart Store for the reported theft. Upon arrival it was found that Suspect William Claude Jones Jr. had stolen speakers from the establishment. Dfc. Russell stated that the Suspect had removed two (2) speakers from their cartons and placed them inside his shorts. He attempted to leave the store and was stopped. Suspect Jones, who resides in Accokeek Maryland, was arrested and is awaiting a hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

Dfc. W. Daniel Ray responded to a 911 call for a subject with a knife in the Lexington Park area. Upon arrival the Suspect, Jerry Allen Bradshaw Jr., had fled. There were several witnesses and victims still on the scene and the Suspect was located in the area. The weapon was found to be a large butchers knife with a wooden handle. The Suspect had threatened and attempted to stab the victims. Suspect Bradshaw was charged with numerous criminal violations to include First and Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment. He is incarcerated in the Detention Center awaiting a bail hearing.

Dfc. John W. Cusic located Suspect Bryan Lee Hammett and arrested him on an outstanding Contempt of Court Warrant. The Warrant was issued in relation to a Failure to Appear. He is been held on $500.00 cash bond.

Deputy Michael R. Worrey was conducting an investigation into several fight calls and encountered a vehicle in a Lexington Park neighborhood that was seen fleeing both scenes. Deputy Worrey detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and a search revealed the Suspect Derrick Jermaine Day was in possession of two baggies of marijuana. He was arrested and is awaiting a bond review.

Sheriff's Office Deputy Sgt. Daniel D. Alioto located Anthony Martice Barnes and arrested him an on outstanding warrant. The warrant was for arson related to a joint investigation between the Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshall. Deputies Donald Price and Keith D. Mortiz responded to the reported house fire with occupants inside. The residence was on fire in the rear deck area and was put out by Deputy Price. He was transported by Ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital and was treated and released for smoke inhalation. Deputy Fire Marshall Dameron's investigation concluded that the fire was started by newly purchased gasoline being pour on the deck area and ignited. The arson followed threats of arson during a domestic dispute. No on else was injured. Any continued investigation will he handled by Deputy Fire Marshall Charles Dammon.

Sheriff's Office Kevin D. Somerville served an outstanding warrant on Suspect Brian Hancock. The warrant stated that Suspect Hancock stole a vehicle from the Leonardtown area and drove to North Carolina where he was apprehended and turned over to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. He was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft, Theft over $500.00 and Theft under $500.00.

Suspect Clemente "Dino" Brown was located by a Bailbondsman employee and turned over to the Sheriff's Office. Senior Deputy First Class Kevin D. Somerville served several outstanding warrants for charges of Forgery,Theft under $500. and other warrants for other jurisdictions.

On August 5, 2004, members of the St. Mary's County Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the St. Mary's County Emergency Services Team and a K-9 Unit from the Patrol Division served a search and seizure warrant on a residence in Lexington Park. The search warrant stemmed from a controlled dangerous substance investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Narcotics Investigators. A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of suspected Cocaine, Marijuana and paraphernalia. Tyrone Latoy Rogers of Lexington Park was arrested and charged with possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

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