St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 2, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On January 29, 2009 at 2245 hours, deputies responded to a residence on Sara Court in Great Mills. Investigation revealed the victim and Bobby Lee Arthur, 29, were involved in a domestic dispute. The dispute became physical when Arthur struck the victim in the mouth with a closed fist. The victim also sustained a laceration to her left hand during the assault. Bobby Lee Arthur was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

ASSAULT, DOP: On January 30, 2009 at 0915 hours, deputies responded to a report of a person being threatened with a knife on Croaker Court in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed the victim was involved in an altercation with Shanae Latasha White, 23, of Lexington Park. During the argument Ms. White struck the victim in the eye with a closed fist before the parties separated to different parts of the residence. Shanae White then retrieved a steak knife from the kitchen, came back upstairs, and forced her way into the victim's bedroom. Ms. White approached the victim in a threatening manner with the knife. Family members in the residence restrained Ms. White and retrieved the knife. The parties were then separated. In addition to the assault, the victim's bedroom door and the hallway wall was damaged by Ms. White. Ms. White was arrested and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and Property Destruction.

OPEN WARRANT, ILLEGAL DRUGS: On January 30, 2009 Deputy Vezzosi observed Jaime Marie Stroud sitting in her vehicle in the area of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. Deputy Vezzosi ran a computer check on Ms. Stroud and discovered there was an open warrant (bad check) for Ms. Stroud. Deputy Vezzosi contacted Ms. Stroud in her vehicle, informed her of the open warrant, and arrested her. Search incident to Ms. Stroud's arrest revealed three prescription bottles in her purse. A bottle of Oxycodone prescribed to another individual. A bottle of Zolpidem prescribed to another individual and a bottle containing suspected Flexeril with no label attached. In addition to the arrest warrant Ms. Stroud was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

OPEN WARRANT, ILLEGAL DRUGS: On January 31, 2009 Deputy Vezzosi observed a 1991 red Ford Ranger at the WaWa gas station in Mechanicsville. A random check of the vehicle's license plate and owner's license status revealed the owner/operator, Gregory Desales Rosier, 45, of King George, Virginia had an outstanding warrant in Harford, Maryland for failure to appear on a weapons violation. Deputy Vezzosi contacted Mr. Rosier, who was seated in his vehicle, notified him of the open warrant and arrested him. Search incident to Mr. Rosier's arrest revealed a small clear plastic bag containing 4 white round tablets in the center console ash tray. The pills were stamped Watson 933 which is Oxycodone/Percoset. In addition to the arrest warrant Mr. Rosier was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On January 31, 2009 at 2230 hours, 5 victims, ages 38 of Chaptico, 33 of Mechanicsville, 9 of Mechanicsville, 54 of Chaptico, and 31 of Mechanicsville, were hunting "coons" on a private property on St. Andrews Road which borders the property of James Philip Simpkins Jr., 36, of California. The victims and Mr. Simpkins are familiar with one another and have spoken on previous occasions when the victims were hunting the land. According to the victims, Simpkins was aware the victims where hunting that evening as he drove past them earlier on his way to his residence.

The victims were hunting utilizing hunting dogs outfitted with GPS devices. One of the dogs did not return when called and had appeared to stray off towards the Simpkins residence. The victims, attempting to recover the dog walked out of the woods near Simpkins' residence. The victims heard Mr. Simpkins yell for them to get off his property and then they heard several gunshots coming from the Simpkins residence. The victims scattered without ever finding their dog. The victims contacted the police. DFC George responded. The victims advised their dog (non-aggressive hunting dog) was still showing on Simpkins' property. DFC George contacted Simpkins who admitted he saw the victims coming out of his woods, and yelled at them to get off his property before firing two "warning shots" up in the air from his 9mm pistol to get them to leave. DFC George seized the handgun and arrested Mr. Simpkins. Mr. Simpkins was charged with 5 counts of Reckless Endangerment. The dog was located unharmed hiding under a shed.

BURGLARY, DOP: On February 1, 2009 Deputy Reithmeyer responded to a building on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for a report of a burglary. Investigation revealed Charles Franklin Worthey, 22, of Texarkana, AR, broke into a building belonging to the owner of LeGrande Estates. Mr. Worthey was witnessed consuming alcoholic beverages at the Brass Rail the night before the burglary. Deputy Reithmeyer found clothing and Mr. Worthey's wallet containing his identification inside the building. The wallet and clothing was not inside the building when the building was last secured. Mr. Worthey was arrested and charged with 4th degree burglary and destruction of property.

ASSAULT, DOP, MARIJUANA: On February 1, 2009 Deputy Bowen responded to a residence of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park for a 911 hang up. Investigation revealed the victim and Willie Jae Johnson, 27, of Lexington Park, were engaged in a verbal dispute which became physical when Mr. Johnson dragged the victim across the floor. The victim was able to get free. Mr. Johnson then pushed the victims head against the wall causing a hole in the wall. The victim dialed 911 and Mr. Johnson unplugged the phone causing it to disconnect. Deputy Bowen arrived shortly after the call disconnected. Willie Johnson was arrested and charged with assault and destruction of property. Search incident to Mr. Johnson's arrest revealed a small plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana on his person. Mr. Johnson was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

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