LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 28, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
BREAKING & ENTERING MOTOR VEHICLE, THEFT: On 07/25/08 the victim, her son, and Ricky Lane Baily, 24 of Richmond, Virginia drove to the Glen Mary Farm in Park Hall to attend to the victim's horses which are boarded there. On the way to the stables the victim stopped by the bank and withdrew a large sum of cash. The cash was placed in an envelope and then locked in the glove box of the victim's vehicle. Once at the stables the victim began attending to her horses. The keys to the vehicle were left in her vehicle. A short time later the victim observed Mr. Baily seated in her vehicle with the cash envelope in his hands. She also observed Mr. Baily place something down the front of his pants. The victim took the envelope and counted the money. A one hundred dollar bill was missing. She asked Mr. Baily for the money and he denied having it. The victim told Mr. Baily she was going to call the police and Mr. Baily fled. A lookout was broadcast for Mr. Baily. Deputy First Class Brian Connelly located Baily as short time later. Ricky Baily was arrested and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and theft.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST, ILLEGAL DRUGS: On 07/26/08 at approximately 1:35 a.m. deputies responded to Butler's Place Bar in Lexington Park for a report of a fight in progress involving numerous individuals. Dfc. Kevin Meyer arrived and observed several people standing at the front door of the bar arguing. Lerrel Eric Carey, 20 of Lexington Park, was yelling loudly in the direction of Dfc. Meyer threatening to harm individuals at the bar. Carey was so belligerent he was being restrained by other individuals. Carey broke free of the restraint, picked up a glass bottle and shattered it in the roadway near Dfc. Meyer. Dfc. Meyer told Carey he was under arrest for disorderly conduct. Carey refused to comply with Dfc. Meyer and resisted arrest. Carey continued to yell and act disorderly which continued to incite the crowd at the bar. Carey then attempted to flee from Dfc. Meyer. Dfc. Meyer caught Carey. Carey continued to resist and was finally subdued. Search incident to arrest revealed suspected marijuana on Carey's person.
WEAPON'S VIOLATION: On 07/26/08 at approximately 2:50 a.m. Dfc. Keith Moritz was on routine patrol in Lexington Park when he observed approximately 20 people standing on Liberty Street. There had been several fight calls during the night. Dfc. Moritz was operating his marked St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office patrol cruiser and pulled onto Liberty Street to investigate. Dfc. Moritz was talking to the individuals when he observed a black male with a tee shirt pulled over his head running towards the crowd yelling and pointing a handgun towards the crowd. The crowd began to run for cover. Dfc. Moritz took up a tactical position of cover behind his cruiser and ordered the suspect to drop the weapon. The suspect fled towards the woods. As the suspect was running he dropped the handgun. Dfc. Moritz broadcast a lookout for the suspect. As Dfc. Moritz went to retrieve the handgun, a juvenile male, age 14 of Lexington Park, picked up the handgun and attempted to conceal it in his shorts. Dfc. Moritz ordered the juvenile to drop the gun and the juvenile complied at first, but as Dfc. Moritz continued to walk towards the handgun and juvenile took two steps towards the handgun again. Dfc. Moritz was able to separate the juvenile from the handgun. As Dfc. Moritz was attempting to secure the juvenile and retrieve the handgun a large crowd surrounded Dfc. Moritz. Dfc. Moritz ordered the crowd to disburse but they refused and began yelling at Dfc. Moritz to release the juvenile. Dfc. Moritz had to disburse the crowd with pepper spray. Several other deputies arrived on the scene to assist. The handgun was retrieved and secured. The juvenile was charged with possession of a handgun. Deputies were not able to locate the original suspect that evening. The investigation is continuing. No other suspect information is available at this time.
PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On 07/26/08 at approximately 11:00 p.m. Senior Deputy First Class Deborah Milam responded to the Burchmart in Mechanicsville for a report of a destruction of property. Investigation revealed Paul Jeffrey Emanuel, age 29 of Upper Marlboro, entered the Burchmart. Mr. Emanuel was very upset and was yelling as he entered the establishment. Mr. Emanuel exited the Burchmart and as he was passing the gas booth he punched the glass breaking it. Mr. Emanuel then fled in a red Honda Civic. A lookout for the vehicle was broadcast. The vehicle and Mr. Emanuel were located a short time later at the Exxon Station in Leonardtown. Mr. Emanuel had a laceration to his hand and arm. Mr. Emanuel was arrested to destruction of property.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On 07/27/08 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Deputies responded to the area of Hiawatha Circle and White Feather Lane in Mechanicsville for a noise complaint. When deputies arrived they noticed a large crowd in the driveway of a residence on Hiawatha Circle. There appeared to be a party at the residence. Very loud music was being played from the rear of the residence. Deputies contacted Dallas Mclean Lusk, age 27 of Mechanicsville, who lived at the residence and was the host of the party. Mr. Lusk was asked to turn down the music and quiet the guests as the party and music were disturbing his neighbor's peace. Mr. Lusk walked to the rear of the residence as if he was going to comply with the deputies request. However, the music continued to play loudly and the guests were still yelling. Deputies walked to the rear of the residence and contacted the individual identified as the DJ. The DJ was instructed to turn the music off which he did. As deputies walked back to their vehicle the music was turned back on at a louder volume. Deputies again returned to the rear of the residence and found Lusk operating the DJ's sound system. Lusk was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer. Deputy W. Watters was the arresting deputy.