LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 1, 2007) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.
WAWA ROBBERY: St. Mary's County BCI detectives are investigating the armed robbery of the WaWa store on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park Maryland, which occurred on October 26, at approximately 3:20 a.m. A white male, approximately 6' tall, 190 pounds, in his 30's, wearing a blue and white flannel, hooded jacket and white baseball hat, approached the clerk and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect had his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon. The clerk complied with the demand and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
FLEEING POLICE: While BCI Detectives were attempting to locate Guy Vivian Butler, 42, with no fixed address, in connection with burglaries throughout St. Mary's County which occurred over the past several months and for an open warrant for Failing to Appear in Court, they observed him operating a stolen vehicle from Charles County in the area of Route 235 and Route 4 in California Maryland. Detectives attempted to stop Butler in the area of Foxchase Apartments on Chancellors Run Road and he fled, leading BCI Detectives, Maryland State Police, and St. Mary's County Sheriff's Deputies on a chase through Great Mills, California, and Lexington Park. Butler was apprehended when he struck a pole on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital complaining of back injuries. Charges against Butler will be forthcoming. Detectives are continuing an extensive investigation into Butler's activities.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR GUY BUTLER: BCI Detectives charged Guy Vivian Butler with 5 counts of 1st Degree Burglary for residential burglaries which occurred in Bushwood, Leonardtown, Hollywood, Callaway, and Drayden. He was charged with a Motor Vehicle Theft from Charles County and a Motor Vehicle Theft from Piney Point. He was also charged with two Counts of Attempted 1st degree Murder for intentionally striking a police vehicle occupied by Deputy Jean Vezzosi and Deputy Anthony Whipkey, during the pursuit and 2nd Degree Assault on Trooper Anthony Malasapina, whom he kicked while being taken into custody. The burglary and theft charges were from incidents which occurred in September and October of 2007. Butler was treated and released at St. Mary's Hospital and incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center. There are additional charges pending review by the State's Attorney's Office.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On October 27, BCI Vice Narcotics Detectives, being assisted by BCI Criminal Detectives, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team, and Vice Narcotics Support Team members executed a Search and Seizure warrant on a Avenue home. Upon arriving at the residence one suspect, Kerwin Deandre Ware, 32, of Avenue, attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended and arrested on an outstanding drug warrant. Further search led to the recovery of more than $1,800.00 in Crack Cocaine and nearly $700.00 in cash .
BURGLARY, THEFT: Criminal Detectives took custody of Ederick Maury Young, 40, of Avenue. Young was charged with 1st degree Burglary and Theft from a May 30th incident in Colton's Point. During that incident, the suspect entered an occupied residence and stole money. Young was incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
ASSAULT: On October 29, BCI detectives arrested Cleveland D. Hall, 27, from Hollywood, Md., and charged him with 2nd degree Assault. The arrest came as a result of an incident which occurred on October 26th at approximately 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Patuxent Inn located in California, Md., in which Hall, who is a registered sex offender and on court authorized work release from the St. Mary's County Detention Center, entered a vehicle in the parking area which was occupied by a 3 year old female child and kissed the child on the cheek before being detected by the child's mother and a witness. Hall's work release privileges were revoked and he is currently incarcerated.