LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 13, 2007) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT: On Sept. 09, 2007 at approximately 6:40 p.m. in the area of Dogwood Circle in Mechanicsville, a ten-year-old boy was riding his bicycle. He was approached by a vehicle being operated by a sixteen-year-old male with a seventeen-year-old male in the passenger seat. As the vehicle passed the ten-year-old child the passenger in the vehicle displayed a paintball gun and began firing at the ten-year-old child. The ten-year-old child was struck twice. Deputy Timothy Butler responded and investigated the assault. Both the juvenile suspects were arrested and charged with Assault in the Second Degree and additional charges are pending.
ASSAULT: On Sept. 10, 2007 Deputies responded to a residence in the area of Sue Drive in Lexington Park for a domestic disturbance. Once on the scene the officer's investigation revealed that Richard Adrien Hamilton (Age 26 of Lexington Park) had choked his live-in girlfriend during a domestic argument. Deputy Joseph Labrack arrested Hamilton and charged him with Assault in the Second Degree.
DUI: On Sept. 10, 2007 Deputy Anthony Whipkey observed William Obrian Kennedy (Age 28 of Lexington Park) operating his vehicle at a high rate of speed on Shangri-La Drive. Kennedy was also observed failing to stop at a stop sign. After being stopped by Deputy Whipkey, further investigation revealed Kennedy to be intoxicated. Kennedy was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and other traffic related violations.
DUI: On Sept. 08, 2007 Deputy David Corcoran observed Joseph Kenny Morgan operating a vehicle on Great Mills Road. Deputy Corcoran had knowledge that Morgan's Driver's Licence is suspended, so a stop was made on Morgan's vehicle. Further investigation revealed Morgan to be intoxicated. Deputy Corcoran arrested Morgan and charged him with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and other traffic related charges.
CDS: On Sept. 09, 2007 Deputy Kevin Meyer observed a vehicle pulling in and out of driveways along the Great Mills Road area. The vehicle would also speed up and slow down with no apparent reason. Once the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of a business in the Great Mills area, Deputy Meyer approached the operator identified as Michael Brandon Carter (Age 21 of Leonardtown) to conduct an investigation into Carter's actions. During the investigation Carter supplied Deputy Meyer with a false name in an attempt to hide his identity. After Carter's true identity was established, it was revealed that his driver's license is revoked. Deputy Meyer placed Carter under arrest. Further search of Carter's vehicle revealed a small amount of cocaine along with narcotics paraphernalia. Further criminal charges are pending.
ASSAULT: On Sept. 11, 2007 Deputies responded to the area of St. Georges Church Road for the report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed that Bruce Edward Burroughs (Age 36 of Valley Lee) assaulted his live-in girlfriend during a domestic argument. Deputy Michael Boyer arrested Burroughs and charged him with Assault in the Second Degree.
DUI: On Sept. 10, 2007 Deputies were in the area of JD Court in Great Mills investigating a reported assault when a vehicle operated by Michael Tiger Phillip (Age 48 of Great Mills) arrived at the scene. Phillip approached officers who noticed a strong odor of alcohol. After further investigation Deputy David Corcoran arrested and charged Phillip with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. Phillip was not involved in the earlier reported assault.
DUI: On Sept. 10, 2007 Deputy Timothy Butler observed Charles Brent Saxon, Jr. (Age 56 of Saint Inigoes) operating his white Ford pick-up truck on Route 5 in Leonardtown. Deputy Butler observed the vehicle swaying from lane to lane and made the decision to stop the vehicle. After further investigation Deputy Butler arrested Saxon and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.
CHILD ABUSE: On Sept. 11, 2007, Philip Michael Spoelker arrived at the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office where he turned himself into the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Detectives. Mr. Spoelker was charged with one count of Child Abuse and one count of Sex Offense 4th Degree. Mr. Spoelker was transported and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.