St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 3, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On February 26, 2008 at approximately 2:20 a.m. SDFC. Patrick Handy responded to Great Mills Court, Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival SDFC Handy observed Samuel Lee Montgomery, 37 of Lexington Park, Maryland in the parking lot of the apartment complex with his shirt off screaming and yelling. Samuel Montgomery's disorderly actions caused several neighbors in the surrounding buildings to come outside to investigate the disturbance. SDFC Handy approached Samuel Montgomery, in an attempt to contact and calm him. Mr. Montgomery attempted to flee. Samuel Montgomery refused to calm down, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 25, 2008 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Deputy Matthew Rogers responded to Flower Drive, Great Mills, Maryland for a report of a domestic assault in progress. Investigation revealed Mary Agnes Morgan, 37, no fixed address assaulted the victim, 42, male, Great Mills, Maryland by striking him in the head with a glass object causing a laceration. Mary Agnes Morgan was arrested and charged with second degree assault. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene to treat and transported the victim to St. Mary's Hospital.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 25, 2008 at approximately 12:35 p.m. Dfc. Milton Pesante was in his patrol vehicle outside of the St. Mary's County Circuit Court building in Leonardtown, Maryland when he observed two women engaged in a verbal confrontation. Dfc. Pesante exited his vehicle to investigate the situation. As Dfc. Pesante approached the two women he observed Joan Elizabeth Baker, 38 of Callaway, Maryland strike the victim, 20 of Mechanicsville, Maryland across the face with an open hand. Dfc. Pesante immediately separated the parties and placed Ms. Baker under arrest for second degree assault. An interview of the victim revealed the verbal confrontation was a result of a court sentencing which had just taken place.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On February 27, 2008 the St Mary's County Emergency Communication Center broadcast a lookout for a blue truck displaying Maryland registration. It was reported the driver of the truck was operating in a reckless manner. Deputy Walter's located suspect vehicle. As Deputy Walters approached to investigate, the driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and lost balance. In speaking with the driver, Deputy Walters detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage upon the driver's breath and person. The driver, John Joseph Gleason, 40 of Oxon Hill, Maryland was offered the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Prior to beginning of the Standardized Sobriety Test, Mr. Gleason was asked if he had any items on his person, which could harm Deputy Walters. Mr. Gleason produced a glass smoking device with suspect cocaine residue. Deputy Walters secured the glass smoking device. Mr. Gleason was then administered and failed the test. Mr. Gleason arrested and charged with possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia and driving under the influence of alcohol.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On February 27, 2008 Deputy Kevin Meyers observed a vehicle operating with an equipment violation, headlight out. Deputy Meyers stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, Dante Dean Thomas, 22 of Great Mills, Maryland. When asked to produce his driver's license Dante Thomas told Deputy Meyers he did not have a license. A computer check verified Dante Thomas did not have a valid driver's license. Dante Thomas was arrested for driving without a license. A search of the vehicle Dante Thomas was driving, incident to the arrest, revealed plastic baggy containing suspected cocaine. Dante Thomas was charged with driving without a license and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On February 27, 2008 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Deputy James Stone was patrolling in the Great Mills, Maryland when he observed a suspicious person wearing dark clothing walking through a back yard in the neighborhood. Deputy Stone approached the man to investigate. As Deputy Stone approach the subject, the subject dropped a yellow and began to walk away from it. The suspicious person was identified as Phillip Aaron Young, 20 of Hollywood, Maryland. As Deputy Stone spoke with Mr. Young, Deputy Stone noticed that Mr. Young continued to be very nervous and kept placing his (Young's) hands in his pockets. Deputy Stone was concerned for his officer's safety so Deputy Stone conducted a pat down frisk of Mr. Young. Deputy Stone felt the pockets where Mr. Young kept placing his hands. Deputy Stone felt, what he believed to be a plastic baggy. Deputy Stone's training and experience taught him controlled dangerous substances are often carried in plastic baggies. When Mr. Young was asked what was in his front pants, Mr. Young reached into his pocket and produces small plastic baggy containing suspected marijuana.

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