St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 9, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office this week released the following incident and arrest reports.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On Sept. 9 at approximately 1:10 a.m. Dfc. Trossbach and Dfc. George responded to a residence in Lexington Park to serve a protective order issued by the District Court Commissioner. Upon arrival the order was served on Montreece D. Mitchell, 22, of Lexington Park, ordering her to vacate the premises immediately. Mitchell exited the property but returned a short time later and attempted to confront the petitioner. Mitchell was advised she was under arrest for violating the protective order. Mitchell actively resisted the arrest and was subsequently subdued by officers. Mitchell was transported to the Detention Center, charged with resisting arrest, violation of a protective order and is awaiting a bond review before the District Court Commissioner.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On Sept. 8 at 2:48 p.m. Dep. Seyfried responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed the victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal altercation. The altercation escalated at which time the suspect, Ofori N. Holmes Sr., 27, of Lexington Park, allegedly grabbed the victim around the neck and began choking her. Holmes then threw the victim onto the floor. Holmes was subsequently placed under arrest without incident, charged with assault 2nd degree and transported to the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ACCIDENT, VEHICLE FIRE, DWI ARREST: On Sept. 8 at approximately 4 a.m. Deputy First Class Michael George responded to a motor vehicle accident on White Oak Parkway and Beachwood Court in California. Upon arrival Dfc. George observed a 2000 Toyota truck on its side and on fire. Dfc. George contacted the driver of the vehicle, Michael John Jachtschitz, 39, of California. Mr. Jachtschitz had an odor of an alcoholic beverage upon his breath and person. Mr. Jachtschitz was given a field sobriety test and subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On September 7 Deputy Scott Ruest responded to the end of Old Rolling Road near St. Mary's River State Park in Callaway, for a shooting complaint. Upon arrival Deputy Ruest observed approximately twenty-five 12-gauge shotgun shells on the ground. Deputy Ruest checked the area but did not observe any damage or other evidence of destruction. The Emergency Communication Center received a phone call advising a small pickup truck was seen leaving the area shortly after the shots were fired. As Deputy Ruest was leaving the area, he observed a small red pickup truck and a large blue pick up truck in the area of Panera Bread. The red truck had mud on it. The area of the shooting complaint was muddy. Deputy Ruest contacted the occupants of the vehicles. While talking with the occupants of the vehicles, Deputy Ruest observed a long cardboard box with "Mossberg" written on the side of it inside of the red truck. Deputy Ruest obtained consent to search the red truck. Inside the cardboard box was a 12 gauge Mossberg shotgun. Deputy Ruest observed a case of Federal shotgun shells in the front seat of the blue pick up truck. Deputy Ruest obtained consent to search the blue pickup truck. In addition to the shotgun shells, a search of the blue pickup truck revealed suspected marijuana. It was determined the suspected marijuana belonged to Jared Lee Mansfield, 20, of Lexington Park. Mr. Mansfield was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance - marijuana.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Sept. 7 at approximately 1:20 a.m. deputies were in the parking lot of Clifton's Bar in Clements to assist with crowd control. A fight broke out inside the bar. Several subjects were attempting to restrain Kirk Ramsey Morgan, Jr., 20, of Lexington Park. Dfc. Keith Moritz escorted Kirk Ramsey out of the bar. Mr. Morgan's disorderly actions continued to incite the crowd which led to several other disturbances in the parking lot outside of the bar. Morgan was arrested for disorderly conduct.

ROBBERY ARREST: On September 8 Eric Lionel Barnes, 45, of Redgate, agreed to meet BCI detectives in Callaway. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery and 1st degree assault for the September 2 armed robbery in the parking lot of Millennium Cuts in Lexington Park. Barnes was incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

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