St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 7, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

EFFORT TO REDUCE DRINKING IN PUBLIC: On Sept. 2 Deputies Emory Johnson of the Alcohol Enforcement Unit and Robert Russell of the Lexington Park C-Safe Unit initiated a combined effort to combat the public consumption of alcohol in the Lexington Park area. The deputies conducted an under cover operation in plain clothes utilizing an unmarked vehicle.

While patrolling the Park and Ride adjacent to the Old Three Notch Theater, the deputies observed three subjects consuming alcoholic beverages. John Haas, 65, of Leonardtown, was issued a citation for consuming alcohol in an outside open area. Michael Wasson, 49, who has no fixed address, and Aaron Brooks, 54, of Lexington Park, who refused to sign the citation, were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center to go before a District Court commissioner for violation of St. Mary's County Code 190-2, consumption of an alcoholic beverage in an outside open area.

ARREST FOR KFC ROBBERY: On Sept. 5 BCI detectives arrested Darvin C. Brooks, 40, of Lexington Park, and charged him with attempted armed robbery and first degree assault for the Sept. 3 attempted armed robbery of the KFC restaurant in Lexington Park. He was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

ARREST FOR ARMED ROBBERY: On Sept. 3 at approximately 11:00 p.m., David L. Briscoe, 19, of Lexington Park; Wayne Darnell Winters, 36, of Lexington Park; and Mozetta Ann Claude, 37, also of Lexington Park; arrived at a residence on Oregon Way in Great Mills looking for two residents of the home in regards to a dispute over money and were permitted inside. The people they were seeking were not in the residence at the time. Once inside the suspects threatened to shoot the occupants—one male resident and two male visitors—if they did not do what they were told. The suspects then proceeded to go through the home and take items and currency and then fled. Winters was in possession of a handgun during the robbery.

Police located Briscoe at his residence and took him into custody a short time later. He was charged by BCI detectives with armed robbery, theft over $500, and 3 counts of first and second degree assault. He was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Detectives are currently attempting to locate Winters and Claude.

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