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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 23, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On November 20, Deputy Nicole Chimko-Fahey responded to a residence in Ridge for a reported assault. Deputy Chimko-Fahey learned the victim became involved in an argument with Lloyd J. Carpenter, 25, of Ridge. During the argument, Lloyd Carpenter struck the female victim in the eye. Carpenter was arrested, charged with second degree assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On November 21, Deputy First Class Michael George responded to Walmart in California for the report of an assault. Dfc George learned Shawn M. Huffnagle, 44, of Lexington Park, confronted the victim in the parking lot of the business and struck them in the head with a shopping bag. Dfc George attempted to speak to Shawn Huffnagle who was intoxicated, uncooperative and causing a disturbance. Huffnagle was arrested, charged with Disorderly Conduct and assault. He was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On November 21, Deputy Kristi Nelson investigated a property destruction which occurred at a residence in Esperanza Farms in Lexington Park. An off-duty officer with the Department of Defense Police was awakened by a loud sound and observed four subjects striking his neighbors mailbox with a bat. The DOD Officer obtained a registration number, followed the vehicle and notified police. The suspect vehicle was located in the parking lot of a local business where the suspects were identified as Tyler Sanders, 18, of Lexington Park; Benjamin Aud, 18, of California; Timothy Smith, 18, of Scotland; and Jacob Ackerman, 20, of Great Mills. All four subjects were arrested, charged with Malicious Destruction of Property under $500 and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE ARREST: On November 21, Cpl David Corcoran was assisting with an unrelated investigation in the parking lot of a business in California when he observed a plastic bag on the ground next to an occupied vehicle. While examining the bag, Cpl Corcoran detected the odor of suspected marijuana. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of two pipes with suspected marijuana residue from the vehicle, a 1986 Ford pick-up truck. [Redacted**], was arrested and charged with possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. [Redacted] was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

**2014-02-12: Name and age redacted. Accused received an order of expungement from the court, which somd.com will recognize as a courtesy. An order of expungement is not an indication of innocence. It only indicates that the accused was able to obtain a favorable outcome from the court.

BURGLARY: On November 21, Deputy Michael Boyer investigated a burglary and assault at a residence in Lexington Park. Deputy Boyer's investigation revealed Tavon Purnell Matthews, 29, of no fixed address, forced entry to an occupied residence. Once inside, he assaulted the three occupants with his hands. A friend of the victims responded to the home to assist and was confronted by Matthews who displayed a knife and came at him. The victim retreated and contacted police. Matthews was located nearby and arrested for Burglary, Fist Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault (3 counts), Malicious Destruction of Property and Theft. He was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

PEACE ORDER VIOLATION: On November 21, Deputy First Class Michael Harrison responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for the report of a Peace Order Violation. While on the scene, James Cory Fisher, 19, of Mechanicsville, called the victims cellular phone in violation of the court order. Dfc Harrison located Fisher at his residence and arrested him for violating the Peace Order. Fisher was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: On November 22, Deputy Kristi Nelson responded to a residence in Great Mills for a reported assault. While on the scene, Carys Ann Shields, 18, of Great Mills, became disorderly and was arrested. While placing Shields in the rear of a police cruiser, she kicked Deputy Nelson several times. Shields combative behavior continued throughout her transport to the detention center. Upon being placed in a holding cell, Shields removed a metal drawer from the cell bunk and damaged the cell and window screen. Shields was charged with Assault on a law enforcement officer, Failure to obey a lawful order from a law enforcement officer, Disorderly Conduct and Malicious Destruction of Property.

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On November 22, Deputy First Class Jason Graves investigated a vehicle accident on Three Notch Road and Mohawk Drive in Charlotte Hall. During the investigation, it was determined Marcus Brandon Perkins, 26, of Waldorf, was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. During a search of his person incident to the arrest, Dfc Graves recovered several pills for which Perkins did not have a prescription. The pills were identified to be Percocet which is a schedule II Narcotic. Perkins was charged with Driving While Impaired by Alcohol and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On November 22, Deputy First Class Michael Harrison investigated a Domestic Assault at a residence in Leonardtown. His investigation revealed Joseph Leonard Bean Jr., 38, of Leonardtown, became involved in an argument with the victim. The argument escalated to a physical attack. Bean grabbed the victim by the neck, dragged her down a hallway and choked her. Bean was arrested, charged with Second Degree Assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT: On November 22, Deputy Michael Boyer responded to a disturbance at a residence in Leonardtown. Deputy Boyer's investigation determined John Odell Barnes, 41, of Great Mills, became involved in an argument with a relative. During the argument, John Barnes retrieved a knife from the kitchen and approached the victim who retrieved a lug wrench to defend himself. John Barnes was arrested, Charged with First Degree Assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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