LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 14, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT: On September 12, Deputy T. Seyfried responded to Lexington Park Ford for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival Dep. Seyfried met with the victim who reported he was in a verbal altercation with Joseph Wade Barnes, 47 of Lexington Park, Maryland. The verbal altercation became physical when Barnes punched the victim in the mouth. Barnes then brandished a silver pocket knife and threatened the victim. The victim fled. Barnes retrieved a metal baseball bat and pursed the victim. The victim was able to flee from Barnes and contacted the Sheriff's Office to report the assault. Barnes was still on location when Deputy Seyfried arrived. Barnes was interviewed, arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.
RESISTING ARREST: On September 12, Raymond Louis Holt, Jr., 44 of Mechanicsville, Maryland was operating a vehicle and was observed by Deputy H. Allen committing a traffic violation. Deputy Allen attempted stopped Holt's vehicle be initiating the emergency equipment on her marked St. Mary's County Sheriffs Office cruiser but Holt refused to stop. Holt abruptly stopped his vehicle and fled on foot. Deputy Allen gave chase and apprehended Holt. As Deputy Allen was attempting to handcuff Holt he refused to submit and tried to pull away from Deputy Allen. Deputy Allen was able to subdue and handcuff Holt. Holt was charged with driving while intoxicated, fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest.
BURGLARY: On September 12, deputies responded to a residence of Briar Patch Lane in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a Burglary in progress. Upon arrival Deputies found David Norman Bell, 30 of Solomons, Maryland holding Tyler Richard Tennille, 29 of Calient, Nevada down on the ground outside of the victim's residence. Deputies instructed Bell to get up off of Tennille, as they were on the scene and attempting to investigate the circumstance. The deputies told Bell they could control Tennille while they were conducting their investigation. Bell refused and continued to hold Tennille down. Deputies again explained to Bell they would control Tennille, and he (Bell) needed to get up so they could speak to them to determine what was going on. Bell again refused, had to be physically removed from Tennille. Once removed Bell continued to try to advance on Tennille and refused to obey the Deputy request to stand back. Bell told the Deputies "I don't have to listen to you." Bell was arrested for obstruction of justice and hindering an investigation. Further investigation revealed Tennille was extremely intoxicated and forced his way into the victim's residence believing it was his residence. Once escorted from the residence, Tennille continued to attempt to reenter the victim's residence by banging his shoulder against and kicking the door. Tennille was arrested and charged with fourth degree burglary.