St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 10, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On November 7, two individuals were helping a friend move belongs from the residence she shared with Kenneth Edward Miller, 44 of Callaway. Miller exited the residence and pointed a handgun directly at all three individuals and instructed them to put the television, they were attempting to remove, back into the residence. One of the victims called 911, deputies responded and interviewed the victims and Miller. As a result of the investigation Miller was arrested. Search incident to the arrest revealed Miller to be in unlawful possession of prescription medication. Miller was charged with three counts of first degree assault and on count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On November 7, Dfc. M. George responded to a residence on Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes for a report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, Dfc. George met Clifton Gregory Smith 2nd, 20 of Prince Frederick, in the driveway of the residence. Smith was intoxicated and began yelling profanity at Dfc. George. Dfc. George made contact with the victim who reported she and Smith were a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Smith grabbed and choked her. The victim further reported Smith then threw the victim to the ground. Smith was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On November 7, Deputy M. Boyer responded to a residence on Holland Danner Drive in Ridge for a report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, Dep. Boyer made contact with the victim who reported he and Stephanie Ann Schoonover, 32 of Ridge, were a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Schoonover grabbed him by the arm and scratched him. Schoonover then clawed the victim's neck and chest with her fingernails. Schoonover was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On November 7, deputies responded to the Radio Shack on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Anthony Demetrious Lee, 29 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute, which escalated into a physical assault when Lee grabbed the victim by the collar scratching her neck. Lee was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE: On November 7, Deputy J. Vezzosi observed a gold Toyota Camry with Maryland registration. A check of the registration revealed the vehicle was stolen from Charles County. Deputy Vezzosi activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued onto Beach Drive in Mechanicsville through a yard, then through a surf wall and into the water. The driver, who was identified as Clifton Cornelius Pickeral, 28, was extremely intoxicated and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended. Pickeral was charged with theft, Malicious Destruction of Property, and numerous traffic offenses.

TRESPASSING: On November 8, Deputy Kerby responded to St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown for a report of a trespasser. Investigation revealed Steven Wayne Carter, 50 of no fixed address, was unlawfully on the grounds of St. Mary's Hospital. Carter was asked by security to leave the hospital property which he refused to comply. Deputy Kerby instructed Carter to leave the hospital property. Carter refused and was arrested for trespassing.

ASSAULT: On November 8, Sgt. R. Russell responded to Cedar Street in Compton, for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Christopher Edward Drylie, 49 of Compton, was in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Drylie struck the victim causing her to fall and hit her head. Drylie was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

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