LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 15, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ARMED ROBBERY, KIDNAPPING: St. Mary's County BCI detectives are investigating the report of an armed robbery which occurred on June 11 at approximately 4 p.m., at the intersection of Point Lookout Road and Great Mills Road. The 37 year-old male victim reports that he picked up a white male who asked him for a ride at the intersection. He is described as being in his mid twenties, approximately 5'6'', 250 pounds, with brown hair, a mustache and goatee, wearing a green shirt and blue jeans. The suspect displayed a handgun and took the victim's money. The victim then reports that he was forced to drive to various locations in the Lexington Park area over approximately a 7 hour period and was forced to remove funds from an ATM. The suspect finally exited the vehicle and fled in the area of St. Mary's Landing Apartments. BCI detectives are asking anyone with information on this crime call them at (301) 475-4200 ext. 9058 or Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333.
ARREST IN TACKLE BOX ROBBERY: On Saturday, June 13, Robert Jacob Eberle Jr., 20 years of age, with no fixed address, turned himself in to St. Mary's County BCI detectives. He was the second suspect sought in the Tackle Box store burglary from June 9th. In addition, during the investigation, it was determined that Eberle had been in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 15 year-old female. He was charged with a 4th degree sex offense, burglary, theft and property destruction over $500. He was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
THEFT: The victim lent his 2000 Toyota Echo to Brian Christopher Kirk, 25 of Mechanicsville. The vehicle contained handgun in the trunk. Kirk stole the handguns and a bank check, which Kirk cashed. Kirk also failed to return the victim's vehicle as agreed. On June 10, Kirk was operating the vehicle and stopped by Dfc. Labrack. Kirk was charged with theft over $500, theft of a motor vehicle and theft under $500.
ASSAULT: On June 13, Stanley Ignatius Armstrong, Jr., 40 of Lexington Park, was in a verbal dispute, which escalated into a physical assault when Armstrong grabbed the victim by the wrists and pushed her onto a couch. When the victim's roommate attempted to call for help, Armstrong grabbed the phone from and scratched the roommate. Armstrong was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On June 14, Tina Marie Felitsky, 37 of Charlotte Hall, was at the victim's residence in an attempt to exercise visitation with her children. Ms. Felitsky was not permitted visitation. As Felitsky left the residence, she used a sharp object to scratch the side of the victim's vehicle causing damage. Tina Felitsky was charged with destruction of property.
VIOLATION OF A PEACE ORDER: On June 13, a District Court Commissioner issued a peace order, which was served on Vernon Edward Freeland, 41 of Lexington Park, ordering Freeland not to contact the petitioner. On June 14, Freeland called the victim several times in violation of the order. Freeland was arrested and charged with violating a peace order.