On 04/26/05 units from the Maryland State Police and the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department responded to the area of Mark's Automotive in Lexington Park for a reported noise complaint in the woods. Dep. Keith Moritz responded to Mark's Automotive and observed the suspects flee toward a vehicle. Dep. Moritz pursued the suspects on foot and confronted them as they attempted to flee in the vehicle. The suspects accelerated the vehicle toward Dep. Moritz, who had to take evasive action in order to avoid being struck. A police pursuit was initiated and the vehicle was later recovered in a nearby neighborhood. Investigation revealed numerous vehicles inside the Mark's Automotive compound were broken into.
The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations assumed the investigation and with the assistance of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Patrol Units, suspects were developed. Jack Franklin Webb of Great Mills and Jerry Tyrone Everette of Hollywood were later apprehended. They were incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with burglary, theft and first degree assault. Further investigation revealed the suspects also broke into numerous vehicles at the ATM Transmissions in Hollywood. Victims are encouraged to call Trooper First Class Koch (Cook) at 301 475 4200 x 1952.
The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.