LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
On December 5, 2006 St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded the Three Notch Road and Chancellor's Run Road intersection for the report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival a 14 year old juvenile was found to be a pedestrian involved in the collision. The juvenile was critically injured and flown to Prince George's Trauma Center by Trooper 7. Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to perform the appropriate investigation. Preliminary finding are there were no signs of impairment for the driver and the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk.
On December 5th, 2006 Sheriff's Office Deputy Timothy Reese responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a Lexington Park housing complex. Upon arrival he made contact with the victim and she stated that she was involved in a dispute with the suspect, Melvin Lawrence Coleman (Age 23 of Lexington Park). Suspect Coleman was seated inside the apartment with a handgun in his lap. As the dispute became more heated, it also became physical when the Suspect began striking and choking the victim. The Suspect fled the residence and was located at his home. Two (2) "look-a-like" handguns were recovered from the home and found to be pellet guns. Suspect Coleman was charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Concealed Deadly Weapon offense.
Sheriff's Deputy Charles Dodson arrested a 16 year old juvenile female student at Great Mills High School for possession of marijuana. The juvenile was processed and released to her guardian to await a hearing in the Juvenile Court.
Sheriff's Office Deputy Elizabeth Trossbach served Toccara Desper Bridgers (Age 23 of Waldorf, Maryland) and Cortez Kharee Williams (Age 17 of Washington D.C.) with outstanding warrants through the District Court of Charles County. The arrest warrants charge numerous counts, to include Armed Robbery, First and Second Degree Assault and Theft.
Benjamin Jay Shobert (Age 25 of Mechanicsville) was arrested by Deputy Joseph Labrack through an open warrant issued by the District Court of Charles County. The warrant was for the offense of Failure to Appear.
Cory Lee Miller (Age 21 of Great Mills) was arrested through an open St. Mary's County District Court Warrant by Deputy Elizabeth Trossbach. Deputy Kevin Meyer conducted a burglary investigation involving Suspect Miller. Suspect Miller forcibly entered the undisclosed victim's home by ripping off a screen door and punching through two (2) windows. Once inside the suspect, who is familiar to the victim, struck the victim several times before fleeing the scene. Corporal John R. Shoemaker located Suspect Miller in a Lexington Park neighborhood bleeding heavily from both arms. He was immediately transported to St. Mary's hospital where his injuries required surgery. A warrant was obtained and served upon his release. Suspect Miller was charged with Burglary First Degree, Property Destruction over $500.00 and Assault Second Degree. An additional charge of trespass was added as just days prior to this incident Suspect Miller was in the same apartment complex and was served a notice not to trespass.
William Allen Carter Jr. was arrested by Corporal Deborah Milam for Failure to Appear in the District Court.
Deputy Robert Gill arrested Sebastiane Onawa Toney (Age 34 of Lexington Park) for an open warrant through the District Court of St. Mary's County for Failure to Appear.