LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 31, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) this week released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Arrest Warrant Served on Jeremiah Jerrard Watson
On Dec. 27, Jeremiah Jerrard Watson, 31, of no fixed address, was released from the hospital. He was served by BCI detectives with an arrest warrant charging him with the following crimes committed on November 24, 2008 at Premier Lane in Lexington Park:
-- 1st degree assault on Tina Dean;
-- 1st degree assault on Christopher Patty;
-- 1st degree burglary;
-- 2nd degree murder of Christopher Patty; and
-- attempted 2nd degree murder of Tina Dean.
He is incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
Series of Stolen Vehicles
During the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 26, two 17-year-old juveniles and Justine Antonie Parker, 19, of Great Mills, allegedly stole three vehicles from Maria Way, Great Mills Court, and Buckshot Way in Lexington Park. The suspects then drove to California, Maryland, where they attempted four more car thefts, but were unsuccessful. Three attempts were made on Woodstown Way and one was made on Laurel Glenn Rd.
Parker was located by Hyattsville Police department in one of the stolen vehicles on December 26.
A second stolen vehicle was located abandoned on Treetop Road in Lexington Park on December 26.
An additional vehicle stolen from Prince George's County by the suspects was recovered in the Callaway Shopping Center on December 26.
On December 27, sheriff's deputies observed the final stolen vehicle traveling on Great Mills Road and initiated a vehicle pursuit, which ended on Maria Way, where one juvenile passenger was apprehended and the juvenile driver fled and later turned himself in at the Sheriff's Office.
Both Juveniles, a 17-year-old male from Bushwood and a 17-year-old male from Lexington Park, were charged by BCI detectives with 4 counts of motor vehicle theft and 4 counts of property destruction. Parker was charged with one count of motor vehicle theft. Additional charges are pending.