LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 4, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT SECOND DEGREE: On June 3, 2008 at 12:45 A.M. Deputy T. Bowles responded to a residence in Great Mill's for a report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation by Deputy Bowles revealed the female victim and suspect David T. Knott, age 22, of California, were involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical altercation. Suspect Knott allegedly struck the victim several times in the face with his fist and grabbed the victim around the neck choking her. Knott then proceeded to obtain the keys to the victim's vehicle and fled the area. A short time later Knott telephoned the Emergency Communication Center and advised he wished to turn himself in. Knott was located, placed under arrest, charged with assault 2nd degree, theft of a motor vehicle and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
ASSAULT FIRST DEGREE: On June 3, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. Sdfc. D. Corcoran responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. Investigation by Sdfc. Corcoran revealed the victim and suspect Joseph M. Taylor, age 28, of Lexington Park, were involved in a verbal dispute inside the residence. The dispute escalated at which time Suspect Taylor struck the victim in the head with a baseball bat. The victim was subsequently airlifted by Maryland State Police Trooper 7 to Prince George's Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Suspect Taylor was arrested on the scene, charged with assault first degree and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending appearance before the District Court Commissioner.