St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 8, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On December 3, Deputy J. Vezzosi responded to PNC Bank on Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, Maryland for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival Deputy Vezzosi made contact with the victim who was bleeding from his nose and chin. Investigation revealed the victim was in a verbal dispute with Teresa Ann Davidson, 52 of Leonardtown, Maryland which escalated into a physical assault when Davidson kicked the victim in the face. Davidson was located at her residence and arrested for second-degree assault.

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On December 4, Deputy E. Croyle stopped a vehicle operated by Keyon James Chaplin, 20 of Lexington Park, Maryland for a traffic violation. As the vehicle was stopping, Deputy Croyle observed a small plastic baggie fall from the passenger window onto the roadway. After making contact with Chaplin, Deputy Croyle went over to the baggie which was lying approximately 15 feet from where Chaplin's vehicle stopped. The baggie contained suspected marijuana. Further investigation lead to the arrest of the Chaplin for possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On December 4, Cpl. Robert Russell was patrolling the Lexington Park area of St. Mary's County when he encountered Kevin Eugene Watts, 45 of Lexington Park, Maryland, along with several other individuals standing on a construction site along Great Mills Road. Cpl. Russell asked the individuals to leave the property. The group walked across the street. Cpl. Russell then observed Watts pushing and shoving one of the individuals he was with. Watts was visibly intoxicated and walked out into the roadway twice where he was almost struck by a vehicle. Cpl. Russell arrested Watts for disorderly conduct.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On December 5, deputies responded to Big Dogs in Paradise Bar in reference to a fight. Upon arrival Deputy First Class M. George observed a group arguing in the parking lot. Joshua Ezekiel Shafer, 32 of Mechanicsville, Maryland was yelling profane language which could be heard by patrons of the establishment. Dfc. George asked Shafer to lower his voice and to stop cursing. Shafer refused. Dfc. George walked over to Shafer and Shafer pushed Dfc. George in the chest. Shafer was arrested for disorderly conduct and second degree assault.

TRESPASSING AND INDECENT EXPOSURE: On December 6, Deputy A. Perkins responded to St. Mary's Hospital for a trespassing complaint. Investigation revealed Lavelle Bernard Miller 29 of Callaway, Maryland was again trespassing on the property after being served notice not to trespass. Further investigation revealed Miller had also exposed himself to a nurse at the hospital. Miller was arrested and charged with trespassing and indecent exposure.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On December 6, Corporal D. Corcoran responded to a residence on Green Leaf Road in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a fight. Investigation revealed James Anthony Rawls, 45 of Lexington Park, Maryland was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Rawls punched the victim in the face. Rawls was arrested for second-degree assault.

MURDER FOR HIRE: On December 1, detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations obtained information that Oliver G. Malone, 3rd, age 32 of Hollywood, had entered into a dialog with another subject to have his former girlfriend murdered for an undetermined amount of money. Surveillance was conducted and telephone recordings obtained indicating Mr. Malone's actions were in the planning stages of causing harm to the victim. Malone further agreed to provide a photograph of the victim, to his contact person, in order to facilitate the murder of the victim. Malone was located, placed under arrest without incident, charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

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