LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 13, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE: On October 10 at 3:48 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic related assault. Investigation revealed the female victim was struck in the face by hand and in the head with a phone by Walter R. Hairston, age 53, of Lexington Park, following a verbal altercation. Due to head injuries the victim was flown by Trooper 7 to Prince George's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hairston fled the residence and was located a short distance away by deputies where he was placed under arrest, charged with Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE: On October 10 at 10:30 p.m., Dfc. K. Moritz responded to the area of Great Mill's Rd., Lexington Park, for the report of a female subject standing near the roadway exposing herself to passing motorist. Upon arrival Dfc. Moritz observed Lisa M. Tippett, age 44, of Lusby, near the roadway and determined she was intoxicated. While speaking with Ms. Tippett she became combative and pushed Dfc. Moritz and struck him with her purse before falling to the ground. Tippett was placed under arrest, charged with Assault Second Degree and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER, CHILD ABUSE: On October 12 at 8:37 P.M. Deputy T. Snyder responded to a residence in Leonardtown for the report of a violation of a protective order. Investigation by Deputy Snyder revealed Brian C. Landry, Jr., age 24, of Leonardtown, made verbal threats against the victim in violation of a protective order issued by the Circuit Court for St. Mary's County. During the investigation of the protective order violation Deputy Snyder observed a five year old child in the residence with a bruise and laceration to his forehead. Further investigation revealed Landry allegedly had thrown a television remote control unit at the victim striking him in the forehead. Landry was placed under arrest, charged with Violation of a Protective Order, Second Degree Child Abuse, Second Degree Assault and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
TRESPASSING: On October 6, Deputy A. Perkins responded to a private residence on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, Maryland for a report of a trespasser. Upon arrival, Deputy Perkins observed Lavelle Bernard Miller, 27 of no fixed address, sitting on the front porch of the residence. The homeowner had asked Mr. Miller several times to leave the residence and Miller refused. Deputy Perkins witnessed the homeowner ask Miller, one last time, to leave the property and Miller refused. Miller was arrested for trespassing.
ASSAULT SECOND DEGREE: On October 5, Deputy P. Bowen responded to a residence on Warwick Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a domestic assault in progress. Investigation revealed Christ NMN McKay, 28 of Lexington Park, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when McKay grabbed the victim by the neck, slammed her against a refrigerator, spit on and then slapped the victim in the face. McKay had fled the residence prior to the deputy's arrival but was located walking a short distance from the residence. McKay was arrested for second-degree assault.
ASSAULT FIRST DEGREE: On October 6, Deputy H. Allen responded to a residence on Forrest Landing Road in Hollywood for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Robert Ellsworth Watson, 3rd, 35 of Hollywood, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when Watson punched the victim in the face and cut the victim on the arm with a knife. Watson was not at the residence when the deputy's arrived but was located a short time later and arrested. Watson was charged with first and second-degree assault.