St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, FAILURE TO OBEY LAWFUL ORDER: On June 18, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a strong arm robbery occurred on FDR Blvd in Lexington Park. Witnesses report three suspects ran on foot to the area of Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park. Deputies responded to the area and began a neighborhood canvass in an attempt to locate the suspects. While conducting their investigation, a large crowd formed in the street. Corporal Harold Young gave loud verbal commands to the crowd to disburse. The crowd continued to grow. Lakeshia Lashawn Kelson, age 21 of Lexington Park, began shouting and cursing in a loud voice, encouraging the crowd to be disorderly and unruly. Cpl. Young again order the crowd to leave and ordered Ms. Kelson to stop her conduct and leave. The crowd began to disburse and Ms. Kelson initially began to walk away but then turned around and began shouting profanities at the deputies who were trying to quell the volatile situation. The crowd began to return as a result of Ms. Kelson's words and actions. Kelson was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

THEFT FROM WAL-MART: On June 18 Jeri Sue Dillingham, age 37 of California, placed a 42 inch Vizio plasma television in her shopping cart, passed all points of sale and exited Wal-mart without paying for the television. Ms. Dillingham was stopped and detained by Wal-mart security and turned over to Senior Deputy First Class Clay Safford. Ms. Dillingham was arrested and charged with theft.

ASSAULT: On June 19 at approximately 10:30 a.m., police responded to a 911 call for an assault victim lying in the woods behind Hal's Deli in Lexington Park. Police located Fredy Herman Eatmon II, from Washington DC suffering from head wounds. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was treated and released in the morning on June 20. St. Mary's County BCI detectives investigating the incident determined that an argument between the victim and Kevin Jerome Chase, age 38 from Great Mills, and Walter Jerome Ford, age 43 from Park Hall, escalated into the victim being beaten and left in the wooded area. Chase and Ford were both arrested for 1st degree assault and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

DWI LAWN MOWER, ILLEGAL DRUGS, RESISTING ARREST: On June 17 a description was broadcast for an individual involved in a disturbance at the Chancellor's Run Apartments. A short time later, Deputy Nicole Fahey-Chimko spotted an individual riding a lawn mower matching the description at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Chancellor's Run Road, a short distance from the reported disturbance. Deputy Fahey-Chimko contacted the individual, identified as Thomas Leroy Taylor, age 49 of Lexington Park. Deputy Fahey-Chimko detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage upon his breath, slurred speech, red bloodshot eyes and poor balance. The deputy conducted a field sobriety test and as a result of the test, told Thomas Taylor he was under arrest for driving a motor vehicle under the influence. Thomas Taylor attempted to flee from the deputy but was caught by the deputy and Trooper Pilkerton. Mr. Taylor physically resisted arrest and had to be subdued. Search incident to arrest revealed a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana on Mr. Taylor's person.

THEFT: On June 17 Denaudre Artareihk Knight, age 30 of Landover, entered the Shopper's Food Warehouse in California, placed over $200.00 of food items in a shopping cart, and left the business without paying for the items. Knight loaded the items into a green Ford Contour belonging to Christopher Royal Gayle, age 19 of Great Mills, and drove off. The assistant manager provided deputies with a description and tag number of the suspect vehicle. Deputies responded to Mr. Gayle's residence and located the suspect vehicle, Mr. Gayle, and Mr. Knight at a residence. Knight and Royal were arrested for the theft. Deputy Patrick Bowen was the investigating deputy.

BURGLARY: St. Mary's BCI detectives investigating a burglary and theft of tools which occurred at Ryce Electric in Mechanicsville on June 13 arrested Justin S. Littleford, age 19, and a 16 year-old juvenile, both from Mechanicsville, on June 17. Both were charged with burglary and theft. The juvenile was released to his mother and Littleford was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

COUNTERFIET PROPERTY DEED, THEFT: On June 16, St. Mary's BCI detectives arrested Mack Arthur Jennings, 51 years of age, from Park Hall, Maryland and charged him with uttering a counterfeit document and theft over $500. The arrest came as a result of an investigation into Jennings using a deed of trust which was forged with the property owner's name to obtain a $54,000.00 loan in 2004.

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