LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 18, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently 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.
LEONARDTOWN MOVIE GALLERY ROBBERY: On May 14, at approximately 10 p.m., two suspects, described as black males in their 20's; both between 5-10" - 6-0", thin to medium builds, with dark complexions; entered the Movie Gallery store in the Leonardtown Center where they ordered the store clerk into an office and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of money from the business, both suspects fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information or who may have seen subjects matching this description are asked to call BCI detectives at (240) 298-1928. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333. Anyone providing information which leads to an arrest will be eligible to receive a Cash Reward up to $2,000.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: BCI Vice Narcotics Detectives have completed an investigation which included multiple cocaine purchases from a Colton's Point home in Avenue, Md. The residence has consistently been known as a drug location and the scene of other search warrants over the years. Vice Narcotics Detectives, assisted by the Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team and the St. Mary's County Animal Control, executed a search and search warrant on a residence located in the 20000 block of Colton's Point Road.
As the warrant was being executed, Kerwin DeAndre Ware, age 33 of Avenue, exited a second floor bedroom onto the roof and attempted to flee. Once observing the undercover detectives on the perimeter location, he reentered the home and was apprehended by EST members. More than 8 grams (17 baggies) of crack cocaine were recovered from Ware's mouth.
Edrick "Ricky" Maury Young, Age 40 of Avenue, was arrested on the scene after being indicted by Vice Narcotics detectives. The charges stem from for his role in continuously conspiring to distribute cocaine. There was additional felony charges included in the indictment.
Keedra Shontise, age 26 of Abell, was arrested for possession of cocaine and a related smoking device.
Timothy A. Young. age 47 of Avenue, was arrested on an open arrest warrant through the Maryland State Police.
Detectives are reviewing the facts surrounding this case and expect additional charges and enforcement actions after a State's Attorney's Office review.