St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 16, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: Vice Narcotics detectives indicted Julie Marie Barclay, 22, of Lusby, for "Possession of a schedule II narcotic medication (Hydrocodone) with the Intent to Distribute." Barclay was on the scene of a search and seizure warrant and she was found in possession of 50 pills in a plastic baggie. The pills carry a street value of between $500.00 and $750.00. She was served with charges and is out on bail pending trial.

MOST WANTED CAPTURED: Because of the efforts of the Southern Maryland Information Center (SMIC), two of St. Mary's County Most Wanted have been taken into custody. Joseph Andrew Bush, 48, was located and arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bush has been wanted since 2002. His warrant is related to failure to appear in a first degree assault case. The second suspect, Christopher James Kurkowski, 31, was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida. Kurkowski was wanted for escape second degree and violation of probation since 2005. State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz has authorized the extradition of both defendants back to Maryland to stand trial.

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On 09/13/08 Deputy Michael Licausi responded to a disturbance call at the Charlotte Hall Motel. Investigation revealed the victim got a ride with the accused, James Anthony Jackson, 30, of Tarheel, North Carolina, back to the Charlotte Hall Motel where he was staying. During the ride back to the motel, the victim and Jackson became involved in a verbal altercation. When they arrived at the motel, Jackson produced a knife and threatened to stab the victim. The victim quickly exited the vehicle and Jackson began to chase the victim around the parking lot of the motel. The victim was able to get away from Jackson and call the police. Deputy Licausi located Jackson and the knife involved in the altercation. James Jackson was arrested and charged with first degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On 09/13/08 Corporal Christopher Morley responded to a residence on Liberty Street in Lexington Park for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival Cpl. Morley knocked on the door of the residence and could hear loud arguing from within the residence however no one would answer the door. Concerned for the safety of those inside the residence, Corporal Morley opened the front door of the residence to investigate further. Corporal Morley announced his presence. Jamie Marie Strange, 19, of Lexington Park, approached the front door stating "everything is ok now, you can leave." Strange then pushed Corporal Morley in the chest. Corporal Morley was dressed in a St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office uniform, so there was no mistaking he was a deputy sheriff. Strange was arrested and charged with assault.

CRIME SOLVERS CASES - Burglary & Destruction of Property:

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating two burglary cases and a destruction of property case which occurred in between 09/14/08 and 09/15/08.

Burglary @ Avis Rental Car, Valley Drive, Lexington Park, between 09/14/06 at 5 p.m. and 09/15/08 at 6:30 a.m. Unknown subject(s) enter the fenced lot, used a vehicle to drive through a door of the building, and once inside stole items.

Destruction of Property @ Beacon Liquors, Point Lookout Road, Callaway, on 09/14/08 between 1:40 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Unknown subject(s) smashed the glass door of the business.

Burglary @ Pepperoni's Pizza & Sub, Point Lookout Road, Callaway, between 09/14/08 10:30 p.m. and 09/15/08 at 6:18 a.m. Unknown subject(s) used smashed a glass door to gain entry into the business and then stole items from within.

Anyone with information on these crimes or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers. The caller does have to leave his/her name. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. The Crime Solvers number is 301-475-3333.

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