LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug 10, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
DEAD BODY DISCOVERED: At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, officers from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, and BCI responded to the area, formally known as Lexington Manor, in Lexington Park, where the remains of an unidentified person were discovered in a partially decomposed condition. The remains were found within an area of dense trees and heavy foliage that was a makeshift camp. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.
BURGLARIES ARREST: On August 6, BCI detectives executed a search and seizure warrant at the residence of James E. Bowles, age 50, of Avenue. Bowles was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Burglary and 2nd Degree Assault. The arrest was the result of a BCI investigation into the July 18 burglary to an occupied home in Avenue where an 85-year-old female was assaulted. Detectives are investigating other burglaries and additional charges are pending review with the State's Attorneys Office. Bowles was 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.