On 08/05/05 at 10:00pm, the St. Mary's County Emergency Service Team (EST) was called out to respond to a reported barricaded subject. The complainant/victim, Valerie Shea of Colton's Point, reported that her husband, John Russell Drinks, also of Colton's Point, had assaulted her with a loaded shotgun and then ran and hid in the back of their residence.
A perimeter was established by members of the EST team. They, along with members of the St Mary's County Hostage Negotiations Team, attempted to contact the subject in a variety of ways with negative results. With assistance from the Calvert County Special Operations Team, the residence was searched and the suspect was not inside.
Charges are pending against Drinks for assault. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office (301) 475 3333.