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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

Deputy William Rishel responded to a call at a Lexington Park residence for the reported disturbance. Once on the scene his investigation revealed that suspect Terrance Elum, age 46 of Lexington Park, had threatened and held a knife to the throat of his wife. He was arrested and charged with both First and Second Degree Assault.

Deputies on the scene of a controlled dangerous substance violation at a California establishment attempted to arrest a juvenile who was found to be in possession of marijuana. Associates of the juvenile became involved and three (3) adults were arrested. Nathaniel Antonio Taylor, age 21 of Lexington Park, Christopher Wayne Standen, age 19 of California, and Steveland Morris Stewart, age 21 of California, were charged with various crimes to include Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. The juvenile was charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Deputy Michael Harrison conducted an investigation into several employee assisted thefts from a California business. Deputy Harrison charged Kasi Demetria China, age 19 of Lexington Park, with three (3) separate counts of Theft Over $500.00. Suspect China was the employee who orchestrated several thefts to include two (2) shopping carts of clothing and electronics for the price of a head of lettuce. She is currently awaiting a Preliminary Hearing before the District Court.

Deputy Kevin Meyer conducted an investigation into a theft and fraud complaint in the California area. After utilizing a credit card at a local eatery, the victim discovered additional charges made at a California business. Deputy Meyer developed a suspect who was positively identified as the suspect who used the card. An electronic item was purchased with the stolen credit card information and that too was recovered. The suspect was apprehended at his place of employment and arrested. Suspect Cheng Chen, age 18 of California, was arrested and charged with Credit Card Theft, Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft.

Allen Neilson Dyson Jr., age 62 of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged with Third and Fourth Degree Sexual Offenses. Suspect Dyson was in a vehicle with the eleven-year-old victim returning from an amusement park when he fondled her no less than two (2) times. He was arrested by Deputy Jason Maletto.

Anthony Avon Livers, age 21 of Waldorf, is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with additional unrelated charges of Property Destruction (destroying a library book) and Assault on a Correctional Officer. The assault took place when the suspect was being moved from his cell to the recreation location.

Catherine Marie Sullivan, age 45 of Mechanicsville, was arrested by Deputy Michael Harrison related to a theft scheme. Suspect Sullivan stole the victim’s credit card and used it various locations throughout St. Mary’s County. Suspect Sullivan was charged with Felony Theft Scheme Over $500.00, two counts of Theft Under $500.00 and Fraud.

Senior Deputy First Class David Yingling responded to a domestic dispute at a Lexington Park residence. Once on the scene he encountered suspect Ralph Arthur Tawney Jr., age 47 of Lexington Park. The suspect was intoxicated and uncooperative. As Senior Deputy First Class Yingling began to interview the victim, suspect Tawney’s wife, he noted injuries consistent with the assault she was describing. Suspect Tawney was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault.

An off-duty St. Mary’s County Deputy was shopping in a California establishment when he observed a subject begin to steal items from the store. On-duty Deputy Zorana Sipos responded and the suspect, Todd Lamarr Harrod, age 18 of Lusby, was arrested. All of the items were recovered and returned to the establishment. The total value of the theft was over $252.00.

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