LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 6, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT: On June 30, Deputy T. Seyfried received a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Aaron Matthew Tarbox, 19 of Ridge, was in a verbal altercation with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when Tarbox threw the victim to the ground and then choked and kicked the victim. The assault occurred at Tarbox's residence, on Point Lookout Road in Ridge. After interviewing the victim, deputies responded to Tarbox's residence. Tarbox was located at his residence and arrested for second-degree assault.
ASSAULT: On June 29, deputies responded to a residence on Laurel Glenn Road in California for a report of a disturbance involving a knife. When deputies arrived at the residence, they observed TaShika Lynn Mobley, 18 of California, standing in the living room holding a knife and crying. Mobley was ordered to put the knife down and she complied. Deputies secured the knife and removed Mobley from the residence. Investigation revealed Mobley was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into verbal threats. The threats escalated into a physical assault when Mobley retrieved a knife, advanced towards the victim and threatened to kill her. Mobley was arrested and charged with first-degree assault.
POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY: On June 27, Corporal C. Earle responded to Rita's in Lexington Park for a report of a counterfeiting in progress. Investigation revealed Stephen Louell Morgan, 38 of California, attempted to purchase ice cream using counterfeit currency. Morgan fled the scene prior to the arrival of deputies but was stopped a short time later and arrested.
FIRST AND SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 28, the victim was traveling northbound on Three Notch Road in the area of New Market Road when a green Ford pick-up began following her. The truck followed so closely that the victim could not observe its headlights. The victim was unable to pull over to allow the truck to pass due to traffic and no shoulder on the roadway. At one point, the driver of the truck passed and pulled in front of the victim's car and then slowed down below the speed limit. At this point, the victim was able to read the license plate on the truck. The victim's vehicle pulled along side the suspect's vehicle at a traffic light. The driver of the Ford truck pulled a rifle from the rear seat compartment and aimed it at the victim. The light changed, the victim drove away and called 911. The truck was located at the shopping center on Mohawk Drive Mechanicsville. The operator was identified as Nicholas Wayne Weekley, 19 of Mechanicsville. A .22 caliber rifle was laying in plain view on the backseat of the truck. Weekley was arrested and charged with first and second-degree assault.
CDS VIOLATION: On June 28, Deputy T. Snyder was traveling northbound on Route 5 in the area of Clarks Rest Road in a marked St. Mary's County police cruiser. Deputy Snyder had to take evasive action to avoid being hit head on by a Ford F150 pick up truck. Deputy Snyder was able to stop the truck and identify the driver as Christina Granados McCauley, 50 of Leonardtown. As Deputy Snyder was talking with McCauley, he noticed she had several prescription bottles in her purse and she was falling asleep in between sentences of their conversation. McCauley could not locate her driver's license or registration to the vehicle. Further investigation revealed McCauley was in possession of prescription bottles of another person and one of the prescription bottles contacted a small zip lock bag used to package controlled dangerous substances. McCauley was given the standard field sobriety test and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence. Search incident to the arrest revealed McCauley to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected heroin and CDS paraphernalia. McCauley was charged with two counts of possession of CDS and three counts of CDS paraphernalia.
CDS VIOLATION: On June 29 at 12:49 a.m., Deputy H. Adams responded to a residence in Leonardtown for the report of a domestic assault. While conducting an investigation into the alleged assault, Joseph L. Mason, age 35, of Mechanicsville, began acting in a disorderly manner in the parking lot. Mason was instructed several times to cease his actions but refused. Mason was placed under arrest and placed in the rear of a patrol vehicle. Upon arrival at the Detention Center, Mason was removed from the vehicle and Deputy Adams discovered Mason had discarded a baggie containing suspected marijuana on the floorboard of the vehicle. Mason was subsequently charged with Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Marijuana and was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On June 29 at 12:19 a.m., Deputy M. Boyer responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a violation of a protective order. Investigation revealed Larry J. Amos, Jr. age 27, of Lusby, had contacted the victim by telephone and in person in violation of a protective order. Amos fled the residence and was subsequently located in Calvert County by deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. Amos was transported back to St. Mary's County where he was taken into custody by Deputy Boyer, charged with Violation of a Protective Order and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER, CDS, ARSON: On July 2 at 4:00 p.m., Deputy M. Green responded to a residence on Medley's Neck Road in Leonardtown for the report of a violation of a protective order. Investigation revealed Kent R. Luppino, age 46, of Leonardtown, entered upon the property of the victim after being served a protective order directing him to refrain from entering upon the property of the victim. The victim returned home and discovered Lupinno had set fire to a storage shed and was attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose. Lupinno fled into a wooded area and was subsequently located by deputies. Lupinno was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Detention Center. During a search of Lupinno by Correctional Officer K. Flerlage, four tablets of Tramadol, a prescription drug, were located on Lupinno's person. The drug was not prescribed to Lupinno. The State Fire Marshal's Office was notified and assumed the investigation of the shed fire. Lupinno was charged with Violation of a Protective Order, Possession of Contraband within a Detention Facility and Removing the Label of a Prescription Medication. Additional charges are pending. Lupinno was incarcerated pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER, RESISTING ARREST: On July 2 at 11:33 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a disorderly subject at Hula's Bar in California. Upon arrival deputies observed Jonathan Radbun, age 29, of California, standing in the street acting in a disorderly manner. Radbun was directed to exit the roadway and discontinue his actions. Radbun refused and struck Sgt. H. Young in the shoulder. Radbun was advised he was under arrest and became combative and was subsequently taken down to the roadway. Radbun was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of abrasions. Radbun continued to be disorderly while at the hospital and threw a cup of urine on Cpl. Handy and assaulted a nurse. Radbun was again subdued, treated for minor abrasions, and released from the hospital. Radbun was incarcerated in the Detention Center, Charged with 2 counts of Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest.
IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER, THEFT: On July 2 at 11:48 p.m., Deputy M. Boyer responded to the Sheetz Store in California, for the report of a female stating she was a police officer and had confronted a male subject in the parking lot. Investigation revealed Diane L. Guy, age 53, of Callaway, approached a 20 year-old male at the fuel pumps, stated she was a police officer, and told the man to place his hands on the trunk of her vehicle. Guy then had the male subject empty his pockets onto the trunk and provide his name and address. Guy then began chastising the male subject about the hazards of speeding. Guy then informed the subject that if he purchased her two packs of cigarettes she would let him go. He became suspicious and called the Sheriff's Office. Guy was placed under arrest, charged with Impersonating a Police Officer and Theft under $500 and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.