St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 2, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

FIRST, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On 12/01/08 Deputies responded to Greenview Court in Great Mills for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Tyshirra Mone Fenwick, 20, of Great Mills, engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Ms. Fenwick allegedly pulled a knife and attempted to stab the victim. The victim pried the knife away from Fenwick. Ms. Fenwick then retrieved two additional knives and again attempted to assault the victim with the knives. The victim again took the knives from Ms. Fenwick. Fenwick then grabbed a scanner and went outside where she attempted to break the window out of the victim's vehicle using the device. Ms. Fenwick was arrested and charged with first degree assault and second degree assault.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On 11/27/08 Senior Deputy First Class E. Trossbach responded to a domestic assault call in progress on Hilton Drive in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Joseph Robert Harrell, 26, of Lexington Park, was intoxicated and began a verbal argument with the victim which escalated into an assault when Mr. Harrell slapped the victim in the face causing a small laceration. Harrell was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On 11/28/08 deputies responded to Indian Bridge Road in Great Mills for a report of a domestic assault. As deputies were responding, a lookout was broadcast for a Geoffrey Scott Welcome, 46, of Great Mills, the suspect in the domestic assault, said to be operating a white Toyota Camry. Mr. Mills had fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival. Deputy First Class K. Moritz observed the vehicle on Indian Bridge Road traveling at speeds in excess of 75 to 80 miles per hour. Dfc. Moritz activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop the vehicle. Mr. Mills fled and attempted to elude Dfc. Moritz. During the pursuit Mr. Mills' committed numerous traffic violations before the vehicle was stopped. Welcome had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage upon his breath and person. The domestic assault investigation revealed Welcome assaulted two female victims by punching them in the face. Mr. Welcome was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and fleeing and eluding.

ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST: On 11/28/08 at approximately 5:15 am Kenneth Wayne Pulliam, 20, of Hollywood, was in the electronics department of Wal-mart. A line was formed to assist shoppers in an orderly fashion. Mr. Pulliam attempted several times to walk to the front of the line past other shoppers who had been waiting their turn. Mr. Pulliman was asked several times by Deputy Ruest to step back and get in line which he refused to comply. Mr. Pulliam became belligerent with Deputy Ruest cursing profanity, which gain the attention of the numerous shoppers in the store. Pulliam then pushed Deputy Ruest in the chest. Deputy Ruest attempted to place Mr. Pulliam under arrest and a struggle ensued. Mr. Pulliam continued to attempt to evade arrest and pushed two other victims in the area. Other deputies responded and Pulliam was subdued. Mr. Pulliam was charged with assaulting a police officer, two additional counts of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On 11/28/08 Deputy Gill responded to PNC Bank of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival he met Richard Leon Williams, 42, of Lexington Park, who was upset and complained in a loud voice the bank would not give him his money. Deputy Gill asked Mr. Williams to lower his voice as he attempted to investigate the situation. Mr. Williams refused and became even louder. Deputy Gill spoke with a bank employee who explained Mr. Gill had been charged an overdraft fee which he (Williams) was upset about. The bank employee asked Mr. Williams to step into an office where the overdraft fee could be explained to Mr. Williams. Mr. Williams became disorderly in the office and broke a computer and monitor inside the bank office. Williams was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and destruction of property.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On 11/29/08 Deputy First Class J. Stone conducted a traffic stop at Morganza Turner Road and Kavanaugh Road on a vehicle in which Donald Anthony Somerville, 51, of Mechanicsville, was a rear seat passenger of the vehicle. When Dfc. Stone approached the vehicle he noticed Mr. Somerville lunge forward and attempt to conceal something. Dfc. Stone controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia fragments on the seat and floor next to Donald Somerville. Mr. Somerville was arrested. Further search of the vehicle revealed a glass smoking device, containing suspected controlled dangerous substance residue under Mr. Somerville's seat.

TRESPASSING, THEFT, RECKLESS DRIVING, FLEEING AND ELUDING: On 11/29/08 Senior Deputy First Class T. Fleenor was working in Wal-mart. At approximately 5:45 am Joseph Dale Thomas, 50, of Lexington Park, ran out of Wal-mart carrying a large box followed by a store employee yelling he just stole something. Sdfc. Fleenor gave chase. Mr. Thomas jumped into the passenger seat of a 1995 Chevy Truck which was parked in the far corner of the Wal-mart parking lot. Sdfc. Fleenor approached the truck and tapped on the rear right quarter panel and ordered the driver, later identified as John Frederick Miller 3rd and Mr. Thomas to stop stating they were under arrest for theft. Mr. Miller ignored Sdfc. Fleenor's command, pressed on the gas and fled. Sdfc. Fleenor broadcast a description of the truck, occupants and tag number. A short time later the truck was spotted by Trooper G. Thompson and stopped on Chancellor's Run Road. Sdfc. Fleenor responded and identified both the driver (Miller) and passenger (Thomas). Between the seats was a computer which was stolen from Wal-mart. Further investigation revealed Miller had a current "no trespassing" notice for Wal-mart. Thomas was also identified as the person who stole a Compaq desk top computer on 11/27/08. All theft were captured on the in store security cameras. Thomas was charged with two counts of theft. Miller was charged with trespassing, theft, reckless driving and fleeing and eluding.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, DISTURBING THE PEACE: On 11/28/08 Deputy W. Watters responded to South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville for a report of a disturbance with shots fired. Investigation revealed the complainant heard an argument between and gun shots across from her residence. Further investigation revealed Walter Clyde Schemery II, 45, of Mechanicsville, was the individual who fired a shotgun in the residential area. Mr. Schemery was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and disturbing the peace.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, HINDERING, RESISTING ARREST: On 11/29/08 deputies responded to Piney Point Road and Buck Redman Road for a vehicle accident. Deputies observed a male subject unconscious lying on the shoulder of the road. Members of the rescue squad arrived and began rendering aide to the victim. Nathaniel Wallace Lawrence, 45, of Callaway, was on the scene and explained the victim was seated on the tailgate of the truck, fell off and struck his head. Mr. Lawrence was upset and continuously hindered the deputies and medical personnel who were trying to render aid to the victim. As the rescue squad was rendering aid, the victim regained consciousness and began to struggle with medical personnel. This upset Mr. Lawrence further. Mr. Lawrence was asked several times to step back and not interfere, but he refused. Mr. Lawrence was told he was under arrest and a struggle ensued. Tanya Maureen Shade, 38, of Callaway, observed Mr. Lawrence being taken into custody. She yelled at deputies to stop arresting Mr. Lawrence. She was told numerous times to step back which she refused. Once Mr. Lawrence was secure, Deputy First Class Stone attempted to search him incident to the arrest. Again Ms. Shade attempt to interfere. Ms. Shade was arrested.

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