St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 30, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

FOURTH DEGREE SEX OFFENSE: On May 25, 2008 at 10:43 P.M. Deputy J. Stone responded to a residence in St. Inigoes for the report of a sex offense. Investigation by Dep. Stone revealed a twenty year-old female, a fifteen year-old Juvenile and suspect Van Dee Burchfield, age 42, of St. Inigoes were consuming alcoholic beverages inside a residence. The suspect began touching the victims inappropriately and was told to stop. The suspect continued to place his hands on various private areas of the victim's bodies. A family member of the victim's observed the actions of the suspect and intervened. Burchfield was placed under arrest, charged with two counts of fourth degree sex offense and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner. The juvenile was issued a juvenile alcohol citation and released to the custody of a family member.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 26, 2008 at 2:28 P.M. Deputy R. Merritt responded to a residence in Great Mills for the report of a violation of a protective order. Investigation revealed Brian D. Corbin, age 29, of Great Mills made contact with the victim after being served a district court protective order directing him to have no contact with the victim. Corbin was placed under arrest at the victim's residence, charged with violation of a protective order, and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On May 26, 2008 at 1:15 P.M. Dfc. B. Connelly responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for the report of a domestic related assault. Investigation revealed the suspect, Darren R. Stovall, age 27, of Mechanicsville assaulted the female victim during a domestic dispute. Stovall was arrested and charged with assault second degree and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

THEFT: On May 29, 2008 at 5:41 P.M. Dfc. K. Moritz responded to the Target Store in California for a reported theft. Investigation revealed David T. Knott, age 22, of California entered the Target store and concealed four DVD Movies, valued at $116.32, inside his clothing and exited the store failing to render payment for the items. Knott was observed by Deputy Gill, a short distance from the store, hiding between two parked vehicles and fled on foot. Knott was subsequently apprehended behind the Lowes store following a brief foot chase. Knott was charged with theft under $500 and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

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