LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 16, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
AUTO REPOSSESSOR ATTACKED: On October 15 at approximately 11:30 p.m., a 29-year-old male from Prince Frederick was attempting to locate a vehicle he was repossessing in the area of Hilton Drive in Lexington Park. The victim was confronted by three black males in their late teens or early twenties, wearing black hooded pullovers and two with black ball caps. The three suspects began hitting the victim and attempted to get his wallet. The victim fought back possibly injuring one of the assailants. All three suspects then fled into a wooded area. St. Mary's County BCI detectives are investigating the incident and ask anyone with information contact them at (301) 475-4200 ext. 1963.
ARREST IN HOME INVASION: On October 15 at approximately 4 p.m., BCI detectives arrested Marvin R. Chase, age 42, from Lexington Park, and charged him with 1st Degree Burglary and Armed Robbery for his role in the early morning home invasion in Callaway. The investigation is continuing into additional suspects. Chase was incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
MISSING PERSON, MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH INVESTIGATION: On the morning of October 13, Adam Palmer Burch, age 18 of Avenue, was reported as a missing persons to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.
On Thursday, October 15 shortly after 1:00 p.m., a Maryland State Highway Administration road crew, working in the area of White's Neck Road south of Beitzell Road in Avenue, discovered a wrecked 1997 black Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck up in the woods. A male subject was deceased at the crash scene. The road crew called and reported their discovery to the sheriff's office. Deputies responded and confirmed the identity of the deceased as Adam Burch.
St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team, along with detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigation, responded to the scene. The deceased was transported to the Maryland State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The investigation is continuing.