St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 12, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office this week released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY, THEFT: On September 12, BCI detectives arrested Charles R. Wathen, 27, of Hollywood, and charged him with 2 counts of 1st degree burglary, 1 count of misdemeanor theft and 1 count of felony theft. The arrest came as a result of investigations into an August 29 residential burglary on Dent Drive in Lexington Park and a September 3 residential burglary on Asher Road in Mechanicsville. Wathen was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

ARRESTS MADE IN BURGLARY: On Sept. 11 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Deputy Jean Vezzosi responded to a residence on Patuxent Rd. in Lexington Park, for the report of a burglary to a private residence. Investigation by Deputy Vezzosi revealed two subjects approached the victim's residence and inquired if a particular individual by the name of "Ant" was at the residence. The victim stated no such person resided at the residence and the suspects left. The victim then left the residence. Approximately 15 minutes later the two subjects, identified as Adam C. Kelson, 23, of Lexington Park, and Sheldon L. Chase, 27, of Lexington Park, returned to the victim's residence and forced entry by kicking open the front door. Once inside the two suspects began searching the residence for the individual. The individual was not located and the suspects left the residence. Kelson and Chase were both located a short distance from the residence and placed under arrest. Kelson and Chase were each charged with burglary and property destruction under $500 and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ATTEMPTED MURDER: On September 11, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Antonio Jamear Warrick, 18, of Lexington Park, fired several shots from a handgun at his ex-girlfriend, while she was outside a residence on Flower Drive in Lexington Park. The shots struck a car and two houses. The victim was unharmed. Warrick then fled on foot. BCI detectives investigating the shooting obtained an arrest warrant for Warrick for attempted murder. Anybody that knows of Warrick's whereabouts is asked to call detectives at (240) 434-2754.

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