LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 26, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
PROSTITUTION STING: During a previous operation that involved Craigslist, suspect Mia Marissa, age 28 of California, was charged with prostitution and theft under $500. The suspect corresponded through a contact site she set up on Craigslist and arranged for a meeting with the undercover officer. The meeting took place at a local hotel and she was arrested. She attempted to conceal some of the money on her person as she was taken into custody. She was charged on a criminal summons and is awaiting a preliminary hearing in the District Court.
VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On June 22, Corporal D. Milam stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified through her driver's license. A computer check of the driver revealed she was a petitioner of an active protective order. The protective order prohibited Sean Patrick Murphy, 23 of Mechanicsville, from contacting the petitioner. Sean Patrick Murphy was the passenger of the vehicle. Murphy was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of a protective order.
POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On June 22, deputies responded to the vicinity of Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park in attempt to locate Michael Anthony Somerville, Jr. 25 of Lexington Park, who was wanted on an outstanding second-degree assault warrant. Somerville was arrested on the warrant. At the time of arrest, Somerville was in possession of prescription bottle with an altered prescription label. The prescription bottle contained Percocet and Xanax both controlled danger substances. Somerville was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a prescription bottle with altered label.
THEFT: On June 22, Corporal B Connelly responded to Target department store in California for a report of theft. Investigation revealed employee, William Lawrence Crowell 3rd, 24 of California, was observed via surveillance cameras placing electronic items into a cardboard box. Crowell then walked the box, containing the items out of the store without paying for them. Further investigation reveal Crowell had stolen numerous other electronic items between the dates of June 8, 2009 and June 22, 2009. Crowell was arrested and charged with theft over $500.00 and committing a theft scheme. The total loss value in the thefts exceeded $4,000.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONDITION OF A MINOR: On June 22, Corporal J. Somerville responded to Cheryl Court in Mechanicsville for a report of a missing juvenile. Investigation revealed the juvenile, a 13-year-old female, continuously sneaks out of her mother and/or father's residence to meet Roy James Phillips, 19 of Derwood. Phillips is an adult and the missing juvenile is a minor. Phillips has been told numerous times, by the juvenile's mother, to stay away and have no contact with her daughter. Phillips refuses to comply with the mother's demand. The mother advised police that Phillips telephones her daughter and then her daughter sneaks out of the house to meet him. A short time later, the missing juvenile was located with Phillips. Phillips was arrested and charged with Contributing to the Condition of a Minor for taking the juvenile out of the care and custody of a parent without the parent's permission.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 22, deputies responded to North Essex Drive in Lexington Park for a report of an assault involving a handgun. Investigation revealed Francis Otha Evans, Jr. 71 of Lexington Park, was in verbal dispute with the victim. When the victim refused to leave his room, Evans pulled a 32-caliber revolver from his nightstand drawer, pointed the handgun at the victim and told the victim to leave. The victim fled the room fearing for her life and called 911. Deputies located the revolver along with .32 caliber bullets in the nightstand drawer. Evans was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and using a handgun capable of being concealed upon the person in the commission of a felony/crime of violence.
ASSAULT: On June 23, deputies responded to the parking lot at St. Mary's Hospital for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Patrick Alfonso Gayle, 22 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when Gayle grabbed the victim by the neck scratching the victim. Gayle was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
THEFT: On June 24, Deputy T. Seyfried responded to the WalMart Store in California for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed the Loss Prevention Officers for WalMart observed Gary Mitchell Quade, Jr. 27 of Leonardtown, take DVDs from the shelf, walk to another section of the store, remove the DVDs from the packing and place them in his pocket. Quade then walked past all points of purchase and exited the store. Quade was stopped outside the store by the loss prevention officers and detained until Deputy Seyfried arrived. Quade was arrested and charged with theft.
VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On June 24, deputies responded to a residence on Langley Park Way in Lexington Park and served a protective order on Tyrone Arthur Coleman, age 42 of Great Mills. The protective order ordered Coleman to vacate the property and have no contact with the petitioner of the order who was at the residence. The deputies escorted Coleman off the property and instructed him not to return. A few minutes later deputies, who were still on Langley Park Way witnessed Coleman yelling at the petitioner of the order who was standing on her porch. Coleman was arrested and charged with violation of a protective order.
ASSAULT: On June 24, Deputy S. Ruest responded to the Bay District Fire Department for an assault. The victim of the assault was at the fire department being treated for an injury to his forehead. Investigation revealed Cora Elizabeth Thomas, 62 of Owings, was engaged in a verbal altercation, which became physical when Thomas struck the victim in the arm and head with a baseball bat. Thomas, who was also was at the firehouse, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.