LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 12, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
RECOVERY OF STOLEN WEAPONS: On June 11 at approximately 6 p.m., BCI detectives executed a search and seizure warrant in Lexington Park, with the assistance of the St. Mary's and Calvert County Sheriff's Emergency Services Teams. The weapons stolen in the June 9 burglary of the Tackle Box Store were recovered and Robert D. McCarson, age 21, with no fixed address, was arrested. He was charged with Burglary, Theft Over $500 and Malicious Property Destruction Over $500. He was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center. This investigation is continuing.
ASSAULT WITH VEHICLE: On June 11 at approximately 7:30 p.m., police responded to the Cut Rate Liquor in Lexington Park for a person struck by a car which had fled the scene. The operator, later identified as John T. Mcleod, 26 years of age, from Lexington Park, returned to the scene after police arrival and was detained. BCI detectives responded and it was determined that an argument had occurred between the victim, Eric Scott Johnson, with no fixed address, and Mcleod. Mcleod pushed the victim to the ground and then ran over him in the parking lot with his vehicle, dragging him a short distance. After pulling the victim from under his car, Mcleod fled the scene. Johnson was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Washington Hospital Center, where he is now in stable condition. Mcleod was charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault and incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
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.