St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 3, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On July 30 at 1:41 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed the female victim and Devon E. Francis, age 23, of Lexington Park, were involved in a verbal dispute inside a motor vehicle. Francis then pulled the victim from the vehicle and into the residence and began striking the victim in the face with his fist. The victim suffered a laceration to her lip which did not require medical attention. Francis was placed under arrest, charged with Second Degree Assault and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY: On July 29 at 7:45 p.m., Dfc. J. Kirkner responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed the female victim and Deshawn A. Carey, age 20, of Lexington Park, was involved in a verbal altercation in a motor vehicle in Mechanicsville. The victim returned to her residence. Carey arrived at the residence and forced his way into the residence through a rear door and began assaulting the victim by grabbing her around the neck and choking her. Carey was arrested and charged with First Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Assault and then incarcerated in the detention center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On July 29 at 7:29 p.m., deputies responded to the area of St. Andrews Church Road in California for the report of subjects throwing rocks at passing motor vehicle's. Deputies arriving on the scene located two male juveniles, ages 14 and 15, both of California,. and placed both under arrest. It was determined three vehicles had been damaged as a result of the subjects throwing rocks at the vehicles passed by. Both juveniles were charged with 3 counts of malicious destruction of property under $500, 3 counts of throwing objects at motor vehicle and malicious destruction of property scheme valued at more than $500. Both juveniles were released to parental custody pending further action by Juvenile Services.

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