St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 8, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE, DUI, BENCH WARRANT: On December 4 the victim reported Daniel Earl Garner, 32, of Thomasville, North Carolina, took her father's 1991 Chevrolet Lumina mini van without permission from her residence in Leonardtown. The victim reported Mr. Garner was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Senior Deputy First Class K. Somerville located Mr. Garner and the vehicle at Camp Maria Drive and Breton Beach Road in Leonardtown. Sdfc. Somerville could detect a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage upon Mr. Garner's breath and person. Mr. Garner was given a standardized field sobriety test and subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A check of Daniel Garner's information revealed an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Mr. Garner was also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On December 5 deputies responded to the Dash In food store located in Leonardtown for a report of a woman being held against her will in a 1992 blue Plymouth Voyager mini van at the store. Upon arrival, Senior Deputy First Class K. Somerville spotted the vehicle and the victim in the parking lot. The victim told Sdfc Somerville she and Calvin Aloysius Edelen, Jr., 34, of Leonardtown, had been in a previous relationship. The victim stated that at approximately 1:00 a.m. she was leaving a benefit at the Knight Life Bar when Edelen approached her in the parking lot. Mr. Edelen grabbed her cell phone and threw it into the street causing it to shatter. The victim began walking to her vehicle at which time Edelen pushed her in the back causing her to nearly fall. Once inside her vehicle, Mr. Edelen jumped into the passenger seat of her vehicle, refused to exit the vehicle and punched her in the head with his fist. The victim drove Mr. Edelen to his residence but he again refused to exit her vehicle. The victim then drove to the Dash In store with Mr. Edelen in her vehicle. The victim told Deputy Somerville Mr. Edelen would not allow her to enter the business alone and insisted in accompanying her into the store. Once inside the store the victim was briefly able to separate herself from him and asked the store clerk to call the police. Edelen was arrested for second degree assault and destruction of property.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On December 5, deputies responded to Great Mills Court in Lexington Park for a report of trespassing. Upon arrival Deputy H. Allen met Megan Anne Morando, 24, of Lexington Park, who reported that her boyfriend was at her residence refusing to leave. Ms. Morando said their verbal argument turn physical. Deputy Allen spoke with the boyfriend (victim) who reported he arrived at Ms. Morando's apartment with his father to pick up some belongings and an argument ensued. The argument became physical. The father (witness) reported Ms. Morando threw a telephone at his son (victim). The phone struck victim and caused a small laceration below his eye. The witness stepped in between the victim and Ms. Morando to stop the altercation. Morando was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On December 6, the Emergency Communications Center dispatched two emergency simulcasts back to back. The first simulcast was for a destruction of property on Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown, which had just occurred. It was reported several juveniles had just broken lawn decorations. The second simulcast was for subjects yelling and three to five shot fired in the same area. Investigation revealed that Edward Dean Jones, 49, of Leonardtown, was the victim of the destruction of property. Mr. Jones heard the damage and went outside to investigate. Mr. Jones saw his lawn decorations destroyed and 3 juveniles approximately 50 yards from his residence laughing. Further investigation revealed Mr. Jones had fired a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun two to three times into the air to scare off anyone trying to damage his property. Jones was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On December 6, Deputy First Class M. George transported James Calvin Morgan, 44, of no fixed address, and the victim to Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Both individuals were at a party where a disturbance had occurred and wanted to leave but did not have a ride. Dfc. George provided a ride to the parties to help prevent any further disturbance. Once the two exited Dfc. George's vehicle, Dfc. George observed Mr. Morgan strike the victim in the head with his fist. Dfc. George immediately exited his vehicle, separated the parties and placed Mr. Morgan under arrest for second degree assault.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On December 12, Deputy Nelson and Deputy Boyer responded to Archer Street in Leonardtown for a disturbance. Upon arrival, the Deputies observed Scott Franklin Greenwell, 39, of Leonardtown, in the front yard arguing. Deputy Boyer conducted a frisk of Mr. Greenwell for officer safety. Located in Mr. Greenwell's front pocket was a prescription bottle containing medication; however the medication contained within the bottle (methadone) was not the medication prescribed on the bottle (hydrocodone). Scott Greenwell was charged with one count of "omit a label on prescription drug as required by federal law".

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