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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


Deputy Timothy Reese responded to a local hardware store for the reported indecent exposure. Upon his arrival he was contacted by the mother of two (2) juveniles (ages 5 and 9) and she advised that while shopping, she noted a white male about 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds, short gray hair in his 40’s with a thin build exposing himself as he watched the young girls. When she let it be known she saw the suspect, he fled the store. Deputies are currently attempting to identify the suspect and request any information related to this incident be reported to St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.

Deputy Angela Muller located Thomas Allen Proffer, who was wanted for Second Degree Escape when he failed to return from authorized work release. He was arrested and returned to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to face additional charges before the District Court Commissioner.

On August 13, 2006, Deputies Eric Walker and Robert Merritt were patrolling a Lexington Park neighborhood when they encountered two (2) subjects seated in a running vehicle. Mark Anthony Robinson, age 39 of Lexington Park, and a 17-year-old female were located inside the vehicle. A wanted check revealed an outstanding warrant for suspect Robinson. Suspect Robinson was arrested and the juvenile female gave several false names. A search of the vehicle and suspect Robinson revealed a quantity of cocaine and marijuana. More than $850.00 in controlled dangerous substances and nearly $300.00 were seized. Suspect Robinson is incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and his bond status is unknown at this time.

On August 12, 2006, Deputy William Rishel responded to a call for a theft at the Target Store in California. His investigation revealed that the suspect, Annette Cofield Lee, age 50 of Lexington Park, was exchanging price tags on various items to lower the cost in her favor. She was arrested and charged with Theft Under $500.00. She is currently awaiting a Preliminary Hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

On August 13, 2006, Corporal Deborah Milam responded to the Hollywood area for the reported shots fired. Upon arrival, Corporal Milam encountered the suspect, James Edward Clarke, seated inside of a vehicle. Suspect Clarke pointed a shotgun outside the vehicle and fired an additional shot. A family member placed themselves between the officer and the suspect, causing the suspect to surrender the weapon and himself. Suspect Clarke was arrested and charged with one (1) count of Reckless Endangerment and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Deputy Robert Russell responded to the Target Store in California for the reported theft. His investigation revealed that suspect Jack Harold Culp, age 47 of Mechanicsville, stole an MP3 player and a computer game valued at nearly $90.00. Suspect Culp was arrested and charged with Theft Under $100.00 and is currently awaiting a Preliminary Hearing before the District Court.

Deputies Shawn Moses and J. Kirkner responded to a Lexington Park residence for the reported domestic assault. Upon arrival they located two (2) victims and began to question them. It was determined that the suspect, Alex Vinser Saphrey-Bodden had assaulted both parties with his fist as well as threatened them with a knife. Officers set a perimeter around the residence and the suspect surrendered. He was taken into custody and charged by Deputy Moses with two (2) counts of First and Second Degree Assault and one (1) count of Reckless Endangerment. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and his bond status is currently unknown.

Deputy Shawn Cathcart observed a suspicious vehicle to the rear of a closed Mechanicsville business and as he approached, the vehicle attempted to leave the area. A traffic stop was conducted and Deputy Cathcart detected an odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle and the two (2) occupants revealed approximately $50.00 worth of marijuana and various items of paraphernalia. The occupants were identified as Andrew Carter Chalmers, age 19 of California, and Shane Michael Fitzpatrick, age 20 of California. Both were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Related Paraphernalia and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

On August 15, 2006, Deputy Harold Young responded to the Target Store in California for the reported theft. His investigation revealed that the suspect, Richard Anthony Combs, age 43 of Hollywood, had stolen two (2) printer ink cartridges valued at nearly $60.00. Suspect Combs was charged with Theft Under $100.00 and is currently awaiting a Preliminary Hearing date before the District Court.

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