LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 30) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 25, deputies responded to a residence on Circle Road in Mechanicsville for a report of a domestic assault in progress. Investigation revealed Joseph Michael Griffith, 46 of Mechanicsville was in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when Griffith struck the victim in the arm and face. Griffith fled prior to the arrival of the deputies but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On September 25, Deputy J. Vezzosi stopped Dewayne Anthony Thompson, 47 of Loveville, for operating a motor vehicle without a fixed from registration plate which is a violation of Maryland motor vehicle law. Further investigation revealed the vehicle, 1995 Lincoln Town Car had no current registration and Thompson's driver license was suspended. Thompson was arrested for driving while suspended. Search of Thompson's person revealed suspected crack cocaine on his person. Thompson was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (crack cocaine).
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On September 25, Deputy E. Croyle responded to West Westberry for a report of possible shots fired. As deputies were investigating the complaint, they observed a suspicious vehicle. As deputies approached, the female driver fled on foot. The passenger was identified as Antonis Jawan Moye, 20 of Great Mills. As deputies were speaking with Moye, K9 Officer Goodwin and her partner, Barry, conducted a scan of the vehicle. K9 Barry is trained in narcotics detection. K9 Barry alerted on the passenger seat of the vehicle. Search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana and a grinder. Moye was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (suspected marijuana) and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.
TRESPASSING AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On September 25, Corporal Peacher was patrolling Millison Plaza in Lexington Park when he observed Willie Sheldon Miller, 42 of no fixed address, loitering business and stopping patrons walking in to business. Cpl. Peacher contacted Miller and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Miller was told he was not to loiter and disturb the patrons. Miller initially agreed to leave and walked away. A short time later Cpl. Peacher observed Miller again. Miller was yelling and disturbing patrons of the businesses. Cpl. Peacher issued Miller a no trespassing notice and directed him to leave. Miller refused to leave. Cpl. Peacher arrested Miller and charged him with disorderly conduct and trespassing.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 26, Corporal Snyder responded to a residence on Upland Drive in Bushwood for a report of a domestic dispute and assault. Investigation revealed James Douglas Hall, 35 of Bushwood, was involved in a verbal dispute, which escalated into a physical assault when Hall struck the victim in her face. Hall was arrested for second-degree assault.
TRESPASSING: On September 26, Dfc. M. Harrison responded to Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown and contact Lt. C. Medved. Lt. Medved saw Joseph Warren Pilkerton, 3rd, 40, of Bryantown, on the Fairgrounds property after hours. Pilkerton attempted to hide from Lt. Medved under a car. When questioned as to why he was on the Fairground property Pilkerton became belligerent with the deputies and refused to answer any question. Pilkerton was arrested for trespassing.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On September 25, Deputy S. Ruest responded to Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. The victim pointed towards Robert Gregory Carson, 20 of Lexington Park, and stated Carson had just pulled a knife on him. Deputies approached Carson who took off running but was caught and detained after a short foot chase. Investigation revealed Carson was in a verbal dispute with the victim. The verbal dispute escalated when Carson grab a knife and threatened to cut the victim. The victim fled and contacted the police. Carson provided a false name to the deputies but was identified during the booking process. Carson was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and false statement to a police officer.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On September 27 Corporal Maletto responded to the area of College Drive in St. Mary's City to assist St. Mary's College Public Safety Officers with a suspicious person who was "squatting" (a non-student staying with various students) which is a violation the campus guest policy. Kadeen George Corbin, 20 of Baltimore, Maryland was identified as the individual violating the policy. The campus Public Safety Officer observed Corbin as a passenger in a vehicle on campus, which he stopped. Further investigation by the Public Safety Officer revealed Corbin was in possession of six baggies of suspected marijuana. Corbin was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On September 27, Deputy First Class J. Graves responded to Brenton Bay Garden Apartment in Leonardtown for a noise complaint. When Dfc. Graves arrived, he heard noise coming from behind the building and investigated. Dfc. Graves located two individual walking from behind the building. One was identified as Wayne Mitchell Thomas, Jr. 29 of Abell. Further investigation revealed suspected crack cocaine in the area where Thomas was standing. Thomas was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On September 27, Deputy J. Vezzosi responded to Cedar View Court in Mechanicsville, for a report of an assault. Investigation Michael Robert Thorne, 44 of Mechanicsville, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when he grabbed the victim by the arm. Thorne was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.